My 16 week old staffy puppy has gunk in the corner of both eyes. What can I do?

Gunk in the corner of eyes, where the eye is otherwise ok, is usually from conjunctivitis.

Some of the underlying causes of conjunctivitis might be:

  • Infectious disease (bacteria, viruses)
  • Reduced tear production (dry eye)
  • Ulceration of the eye
  • Foreign object in the eye (such as a grass seed)
  • Allergies

Eyes are precious and a hands-on examination from your local vet would be a great place to start. In the interim, you can gently bathe the eyes with saline (you can buy this or make this with 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in 1 cup of boiling water, then COOLED before use).

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Dr Claire