How to take care of the eyes of a Poodle

The Poodle, also known as Poodle, is one of the most well-known and appreciated dog breeds. This popularity is due to his extremely faithful character and his great intelligence (in fact, he is also called "circus dog" and "wise dog"). There are different varieties of poodles depending on their size (giant, medium, dwarf and toy ), but all of them can present some typical spots around the eyes, in the area of ​​tear dips. Therefore, in this article in .com we explain how to take care of the eyes of a poodle .

Hygiene of the eyes

The hygiene of the eyes and adjacent areas is essential to eliminate the classic spots that form in the lacrimal poles.

Traditionally, chamomile has been used to clean the eyes of dogs (and even people) but its use is currently discouraged. The physiological serum is a better option, but it is not the ideal remedy because in the long run it can end up drying out the eye due to its high salt content. The most advisable is to use products designed especially for this purpose, called eye cleaners, available in most veterinary centers and specialty stores.

A homemade option is not too counterproductive is to clean the eyes of the poodle with mineral water (bottled) and apply petroleum jelly in the areas that are at the lower end of the tear ducts, where they usually form the spots of the legañas, to avoid them. If you opt for the latter, make sure that the petroleum jelly used does not contain camphor.

Diseases of the eyes

Occasionally the spots are caused by an increase in the legañas or the consistency of the same, caused by diseases of the eyes such as conjunctivitis .

Normally, conjunctivitis can respond to allergies, to infectious causes (usually bacteria), to foreign bodies (spikes or other objects that enter under the eyelid or in other positions) or to a process called dry keratoconjunctivitis (insufficient production of tear on the part of the eye).

It is very important to detect the cause to be able to give the appropriate treatment, therefore, if you have observed an increase in the production of legumes in your poodle or any other problem in their eyes, we advise you to take your poodle to the veterinarian . We would like to insist on this point, because in the case of eyes self-medication, without control by the veterinarian, can have very serious consequences.

For example, if you apply an eye drop with corticosteroids, which could be useful in the case of allergies, and the dog has an ulcer (caused by a foreign body or an infection), this ulcer would be impaired its healing and could go on extending and deepening, can even pierce the eye.