Is it normal for dogs to have boogers in their eyes? Sometimes, debris will accumulate in the corner of the eye, commonly called eye gunk, goop, boogers or crusts. A small amount of light brown crusts is normal and usually seen in the morning, right after a dog wakes up.
How do I get rid of my dogs eye boogers? An easy and useful approach is to get a clean cloth, soak it in clean warm water, and hold the cloth over your dog’s eyes for about thirty seconds. This softens eye boogers, allowing you to gently wipe them away and clean around your dog’s eyes.
Why do dogs get so many eye boogers? Irritation: Sometimes dogs will have watery eyes due to irritations from allergies, irritants in the air, or foreign particles of hair or debris. This excessive tearing can mix with mucous in the eye, skin cells, and particulate matter to form eye boogers.
When should I take my dog to the vet for eye discharge? If your dog has colored green eye discharge, yellow eye discharge or another colored eye discharge, schedule a vet appointment immediately. Other signs of a potential problem include squinting, a red-looking eye, or if your dog is rubbing or pawing at his eye.