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I did try to search for a related topic but I only came back with that it's related to their diet. So what is it about the diet that creates excessive eye boogers? I swear every 5 minutes I am wiping away eye boogers. So what do I need to do or add to her food to get rid of it. I am feeding her RC babydog/puppydog (in the middle of switching her over to the puppydog).  But it's not related to the switch as she has had this since I have gotten her. What can I do to help the situation?

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I believe a lot of it has to do with the food that they are on due to allergies.  Kiah had eye boogers like you are describing on Canidae and some other foods but on this food she hardly has any at all.
 

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Hi - I know how you feel in the battle of the eye boogies! My guys are 6 months old and I've been dealing w/ eye boogies since I got them at 8 weeks.  I am 100% convinced it is related to the food (I made sure w/ the vet it wasn't an infection first).  After having them on Purina Pro Plan (regular) I've narrowed it down to chicken being what causes the worst eye boogies (for my guys).  I started them on Purina Pro Plan Selects and saw a HUGE improvement overnight.  I tried RC (only b/c I heard it was a better food) and the very next morning they could barely open their eyes it was so bad.  Looked like something out of a scary movie!  RC is def not okay w/ my pups.  I tried Salmon flavor Pro Plan Selects and it didn't make their eyes bad... they just weren't crazy about the flavor.  I just got the lamb flavor yesterday and 1) they gobbled it up and 2) woke up this morning to NO EYE BOOGIES!!!!

I know a lot of people don't like Purina Pro Plan Selects but my guys are thriving on it (Damien is 45 lbs and Jasmine is at 35) and their coats are nice and shiny... poop is firm (not excessive either).  

Also, although they are only 6 months I have them on adult (the protien is under 28%).  In the puppy formula they only have turkey flavor... which they didn't do too bad on (as far as the eye boogies) but there were still some...

Just wanted to share what has worked / hasn't worked for my 2... good luck!

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I know a lot of people don't like Purina Pro Plan Selects but my guys are thriving on it (Damien is 45 lbs and Jasmine is at 35) and their coats are nice and shiny... poop is firm (not excessive either).
 

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Thank you! Other than than the eye drainage, she is doing well on RC. I would hate to switch just because of it. I just thought I could add something to her food that would magically make it better. Wishful thinking at it's best, eh?
 

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:x  I am so bummed to hear this is diet related. Ashley is an Eye Booger Factory also, but the vet told me it was a "spring allergy issue" Does this sound right to anyone?? She also gets the droopy dog eyes when she is tires, and that seems to make the eye situation worse. This too I addressed with the vet, who said some boxers arede droopy while teething, but may grow into the eyes in a few months, but then added, that as they AGE it most likely will come back ( doggie wrinkles?? ) Great!
 

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The dosage for benedryl is 2-4mg/kg twice or three times daily
(1kg = 2.2lbs)

Regular "human" benedryl is the same thing.

How much does Harleigh weigh?
 
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my two get occasional eye boogers- especially Bo...but his eyes are droopier and bigger than Jetta's....they go away on their own...My mom's dog Buster had some eye boogers...it was an allergy to her furnace...the benedryl helped 100%
 

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Thats why I love this sight, I get answers to questions without even asking. Thank You! and I hope we all find a resolution.
 

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Boxers can naturally have extra goobs because their eyes can be pretty buggy.  If its really bad maybe he has an upper respiratory infection?
 

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Oggie has some sort of allergy that gives him extra eye boogers.  I have switched his food many times and now he's actually on raw, there was no change in his eyes.  I give Visine-A on Sharon's recommendation and it does help, but he still has them.  I tried benadryl but it didn't seem to help that much, although I may not have given it a long enough try.   This came on at the beginning of the winter and I actually believe its a dust allergy, it began when our heating system came on regularly.  We have forced air heat and it just basically pushes dust around the entire house.  When he goes to someone elses house or outside, his eyes seem to improve instantly.  Once it gets warmer it will be interesting to see if it goes away when we don't need to be heating the house.  I'm actually considering getting one of those air filter things for the bedroom.  Otherwise he is a healthy normal pup so it's frustrating.  I'm also considering visiting a holistic vet.
 

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smack83\";p=\"94655 said:
The dosage for benedryl is 2-4mg/kg twice or three times daily
(1kg = 2.2lbs)

Regular "human" benedryl is the same thing.

How much does Harleigh weigh?
Harleigh weighs just shy of 26 pounds. I guess I didn't realize that dogs could eat and use so much that humans do (ex. fruits and veggies and now Benedryl). I will be the first to admit that even though that seems just fine, I was clueless.
 

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Thats why I love this sight, I get answers to questions without even asking. Thank You! and I hope we all find a resolution.
I love it too for the same reason. I have found answers on several things without having to ask. I'm glad that this post helped someone other than me  :D
 

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I was the same way about not knowing what food dogs can (and what they can't) eat that we do. However as far and medications for animals, alot of them are also used in human medicine (or used to be) but are marketed under a different name and usually in lower strengths.

So if Harleigh is 26 pounds thats 11.8kg or 12kg there for an appropriate dosage range would be 24mg to 48mg twice to three times daily.
Adult strength tablets come in 25mg tablets (also in liquid if she's not god with pills).

Hope that helped some...good dosage information to have on hand incase allergic reactions and emergency.
 

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The guy who runs our local Global Pet told me that the eye stuff was caused by excessive wheat, corn, and there was something else that I can't remember off hand, that is in some of the foods.  He said the wheat is hard on them and what goes in must come out ~ either through the stool or through the eyes.  I'm just in the process of changing foods, so we'll see what happens down the road.
 

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I was the same way about not knowing what food dogs can (and what they can't) eat that we do. However as far and medications for animals, alot of them are also used in human medicine (or used to be) but are marketed under a different name and usually in lower strengths.

So if Harleigh is 26 pounds thats 11.8kg or 12kg there for an appropriate dosage range would be 24mg to 48mg twice to three times daily.
Adult strength tablets come in 25mg tablets (also in liquid if she's not god with pills).

Hope that helped some...good dosage information to have on hand incase allergic reactions and emergency.
THANK YOU! I am not good at doing that type of stuff....you know all that math/conversion stuff lol
That is VERY helpful, I am gonna try it.

Is is ok to do it daily if it does work? I mean, I rarely take medicine myself so I don't know the effects of ongoing medicine use.
 

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THANK YOU! I am not good at doing that type of stuff....you know all that math/conversion stuff lol
That is VERY helpful, I am gonna try it.
Is is ok to do it daily if it does work? I mean, I rarely take medicine myself so I don't know the effects of ongoing medicine use.
Not a problem! I work in a pharmacy all day everyday so I know alot about the drugs!

Although Sharon might be able to answer your question about long-term benedryl use in dogs, alot of humans use it on a daily basis. There are other antihistamine products out there as well that might be better suited for daily usage (once daily dosing) and that wouldn't cause as much drowsiness.

Benedryl is an old antihistamine but it still remains the number one choice for allergic reactions because it is faster acting than the newer ones available and is better against hives and allergic rashes.
 
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