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Old 01-31-2011, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Callie is having "eye boogers" and I'm wondering if it is normal, or an allergic reaction to something she eats. Here is her diet, please let me know any thoughts, or if this is just the boxer way of life. Thanks!

You'd think our little Callie was sponsored by Blue Buffalo, she loves all of their products so much. We have her on Large Breed Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice dry food, BLUE Bits moist turkey training treats, Natural BLUE Apples and Yogurt Health Bars for snacks, and the occasional canned formula food just because. Other than peanut butter in a kong or some fat free yogurt and the occasional leaf, she eats nothing else. I don't see any indication of these products being grain free, and if you think that is the problem, I'm well aware of the TOTW option and will pursue it.

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It's completely normal. I have to clean boogers of Nemo's eyes 2-3 times a day. Some foods can increase the amount of eye boogers. Foods with increased amounts of fish meal or fish oil can make the boogers darker but you wouldn't notice this as much unless your Boxer is white.
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sounds good, thanks
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Boogers have nothing to do with kibble...or rgain for that matter.

I feed Valant raw prepared dog meat (horse) and he has eye boogers.

Keep in mind that they live at a lvl where all the dust in the world is rather densed;its a normal eye defensive mechanism basically.
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Both of mine have eye boogers-we just wipe them off all the time.

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Its a boxer thing. If they turn a greenish color then they sometimes have an little eye infection. zeus has had this happen a couple times and a little medince and its gone pretty quick
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My little boxer has looser eyes,and he had alot they got really red after a week or two, and it was an infection, but with the looser lids you just need to keep watch that they are kept wiped clean
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Some of my boxers get eye boogers more than my others, i'd say it's normal as long as it's not green in color which would require antibiotics.

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You've got nothing to worry about. We wipe Ren's "eye boogies" at least 2-3 times a day. Like Greg said, as long as it's not green in color it's normal.
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awesome.. thanks everyone

guess my looking for something to be wrong turned up as nothing... I've got a healthy baby girl! haha
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