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Hi everyone -

New dog owner to Lionel, a 4 1/2 month old f1b mini golden doodle. He is so special and we love the addition he has made to our family. We've noticed he has a nice accumulation of crust around his eyes and short of keeping hair in that area trimmed, we are struggling to keep the eye boogers (no else way to describe it I guess) cleaned out. 

Any suggestions? I'm sure this is common for dogs but figured I'd ask the goldendoodle families first...

Thank you. 

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Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on June 13, 2015 at 6:17pm

Welcome Jay.  He really is beautiful.  Our Doodle Pemon is 5 years old and my husband Mark is always cleaning his eyes.  Pemon sits there like a champ and Mark picks the "boogers" out almost everyday.  I'm glad he's doing it.  They are wonderful dogs. Intelligent, goofy, funny, stubborn and very, very loving.  You just need patience and love to get through the puppy stage.

Comment by Lois - Izzi on May 19, 2015 at 12:03pm

Jay, realize I'm half a country away, but I think we are all having reactions to either to much rain or to dry in some states...  leaving dust in air or  breeding ground for misquotes .    Right now I'm keeping my three away from the parks or other pet areas.   I think you would find it helpful to just wash faces on a daily bases.    I also run blankets (sleeping area)  through the washing machine ever couple of days..    Izzi was having same issue a month or so ago, with no continuing problems now..   I still wash faces daily... usually late in the day after they have run outside..

Comment by Lois - Izzi on May 19, 2015 at 11:37am


Comment by Lorie & Piper on May 18, 2015 at 12:38pm

oh my, lionel is a his color!!!  piper gets eye boogies, but they are small & dry...i wipe them off each morning and she is good for the day.  for several months, one of her eyes was running quite a bit, but it stopped. my daughter's maltipoo gets terrible goopy eye boogers...can be wiped a couple times a day...they kind of smell too...i think it's food allergies...too many carbohydrates in dog food...but, as most on this site know, i'm all about low carb feeding of my doodle.  been a long road, but have finally found a dry dog food that works for my piper (:  many of her issues have also cleared up because of finding the right food and limiting her carbs.  trying to get my daughter to switch dog food to see if it helps her maltipoo (:

Comment by DonMarie & Picco on May 17, 2015 at 10:37am

He is adorable!!!    Yeah, they are eye boogers!  I wipe/remove (usually with my fingers) whenever I see them. I don't find that he gets them anymore than any other non-doodle that I've had. I think it's the individual dog and some might produce more than others. If it seems really excessive then it might be a vet issue but they all get them. I'd say cleaning once or twice a day has been average.

Comment by Beverly and Eli on May 16, 2015 at 6:17pm

I thought I was the only one who called them eye boogers! I just tell Eli, "Eye Boogers!" And he holds still until I remove them. I wait until they have dried and it's about a once a day thing. Lionel is adorable and already a master of the doodle "look". Congratulations on a sweetie!

Comment by Laurie, Jackson and Delilah on May 16, 2015 at 2:35pm

I don't have a particular product that I use, unless Kleenex qualifies...I usually just take a Kleenex and get the boogies with my nail (gently) using the tissue as cushion so I don't hurt the corner of their eyes. Here are my two, Jackson (3) on the right and Delilah (1 on 5/26) on the left.  They are full siblings, just a little over 2 years apart.......

Comment by Jay Reid on May 16, 2015 at 2:28pm

Do you use a product, like a wipe? 

Comment by Laurie, Jackson and Delilah on May 16, 2015 at 2:26pm

Welcome to Dood ownership!!  He is absolutely adorable.  As a Dood owner of two (both flb's, but standards) I can assure you that eye boogies will always be a fact of life!!  LOL  I carefully clean them out at least once a day, if not twice, or anytime I notice them........with the hair around the eyes, it makes them "weep", thus the boogies.  Other breeds that have a longer hair also get the boogies!!

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