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Old 01-20-2009, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been noticing that Max's lower eyelids are droopy. Not so much like basset hounds, but it is very noticeable, especially when he's tired. He looks so goofy. Vicki's eyes are a purfect almond, but Max...

Is it the breeding gene pool? Does anyone else's boxer have droopy eyes? I did take him to the vet about a month ago because his eyes were red and infected, since than it the infection has cleared up. The vet just said he just has droopy eyelid and therefore more susceptible to infection.

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Harley has pretty droopy eyes.
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Talia has droopy eyes if she is tired. Just the way she is.
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Some boxers have droopy eyes, some have tight eyes. It's all in the gene pool. The droopier they are, the more risk of dirt and gunk getting in there possibly causing infection. I would try cleaning them with warm water on a cotton ball every so often, or when you see them looking a bit irritated.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes there is such a thing as having droppy eyelids. Just the skin is not tight causing the membrane around the eye to be exposed. Kash has this. Best thing to do is to just wipe them with baby wipes daily to make sure no dirt of junk gets into the eye causing infection. It will not and does not harm them, but you do have to keep up maintence with a damp cloth or wipe of some sort.
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Yup, another droppy eyelidder here!

He tears a lot, but it does not seem to affect him in the least. I clean daily, as Heather mentioned with warm water and a cloth.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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LOL Christine

Zulu only has droppy eye lids if he is tired or really excited when playing with toys and things, the rest of the time they are fine

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Arbie had the droopy eyes when a pup - he used to get conjunctivitis a lot. The vet told us as his head grows they may tighten and they did - but they still get droopy if he's not well or extremely tired.
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yep! Conor's eyes are droppy two!
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You can have this corrected so I believe and think that if your showing your dog they see it as a fault but only if there is other faults on the dog otherwise they ignore it

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