Wiping Eyes

For most dogs, keeping eyes clean is easy. You can gently wipe a damp paper towel over the eyelids daily, wiping away any dirt or crustiness. However, for some breeds, such as Toy and Miniature Poodles and Bichons Frises, eye care takes a little more time. Some dogs just seem to produce more tears, and the dampness around the eyes can cause problems. The eyelids and skin around the eyes can be wiped with an antibacterial wipe (the kind made for use by people are fine), but then the skin and coat should be dried with a small hand towel. Don't let the skin and coat remain damp; it's not healthy.

If the hair under the eyes, especially between the eyes and the muzzle, turns color (often a rust-red), take your dog to the veterinarian to make sure that the eyes are healthy. Sometimes eyelids turn in toward the eyes, causing eyelashes to rub up against the eyes, resulting in irritation and eventually eye damage. This can cause excess tearing, and surgery is often required to correct it. However, if the eyes and eyelids get a clean bill of health, talk to your groomer about products to remove the discoloration from the coat.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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