Goldendoodles are most happy when they are in perfect health, meaning that you need to be extra sensitive to any changes in your doodle’s body. Today, we focus on your Goldendoodle’s eyes and how you should take care of them. Your doodle’s eyes need regular cleaning, the same way you need to clean the rest of their body. You also need to know the signs of eye problems and how to handle them appropriately.
Let’s start with general eye care and how to go about it. The following post describes what needs to be done and how:
All about canine eye care
Dogs aren’t quite as dependent on their eyes as we are (nose, eyes, ears, remember?), but their vision is still a major way that dogs interact with the world. As the Pack Leader, you have to pay special attention to your dog’s eyes during her care routine.
Four common dog eye problems
How do dogs get eye infections? Sometimes they just get something in their eye that has bacteria. Other times they may come into contact with another dog that’s infected.
Signs of a canine eye infection include excessive crying and whining, light sensitivity, redness, and green or yellow discharge that crusts over their eyes. Breeds prone to eye infections include cocker spaniels, Maltese, Pekingese, poodles, pugs, and Shih-Tzus. Read more at Cesar’s Way…
When you notice your Goldendoodle experiencing some discomfort with their eyes, you don’t need to panic. There are some common issues you can deal with easily and all will be well.
Goldendoodles and other dogs will often have some discharge come out of their eyes. Learn when it is normal and when it’s not in the following post:
5 Types of Dog Eye Discharge (and What They Mean)
Eye discharge is a common problem in dogs. Some types are completely normal, while others are associated with potentially serious health concerns. In order to determine when professional help is necessary, pet parents need to understand the various types of dog eye discharge and what each may mean. Let’s take a look at five common types of dog eye discharge and what you should do about them.
- A Little Goop or Crust
Tears play an essential role in maintaining eye health. They provide oxygen and nourishment to the cornea (the clear layer of tissue at the front of the eye) and help remove any debris that might get trapped there. Read more at Pet MD…
In case of emergencies, what would be the best move? If you find yourself in a place where you need to act fast to relieve your doodle’s distress, how would you respond? The following post explains one person’s experience:
Can You Use Human OTC Eye Drops as Eye Drops for Dogs?
One morning last summer, I spotted a troubling green discharge in the corner of my dog, Baby’s, right eye. I spend the best part of each day thinking, researching, and writing about other dog owners’ canine health and behavior questions. Weirdly, this means I often take my own dog’s hardiness and well-being for granted. For several heartbeats, I experienced the same mixture of indecision and panic that I imagine drives most dog owners straight to use their own human eye drops as eye drops for dogs.
I’ve written enough about dog eyes to recognize the verdant hue of the sludge accumulating in Baby’s eye should be a source of concern. I didn’t know what the problem was, but I marched instinctively to see what over-the-counter eye wash I might have to try and deal with it. Should I reach for Visine or whatever human eye wash or ointment I might have ready at hand? Read more at Dogster…
So you see, you shouldn’t use human medications on your Goldendoodle’s eyes — it can cause more harm than good. The best option is to prepare a homemade saline solution and use it to offer quick relief. Now you can give your Goldendoodle good doggie eye care.