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All of my Dobers have had eye goobers, I always just wipe them out every day. They have always been a grayish white color. But in the last few days, Mooncake has had yellow goobers, and I'm worried that it's a problem. (Thanks to Web MD for pets of making me paranoid!) I recently switched him from Blue Buffalo fish and oatmeal, since it didn't seem to have any effect on his dry skin and fur, to Purina Pro Plan SAVOR Shredded Blend With Probiotics Adult Dry Dog Food. He loves it, but I have noticed him licking his paws more now. Could he be allergic to the new food and it be causing the yellow eye goobers? He is in school all day during the week, so I don't want to freak out and make him miss school to take him to the vet over this if it's likely a simple fix.

I would want to get yellow excessive eye goobers checked out.  I would guess that allergies could be a possibility, but am no expert and don't claim to be a vet. 

I've fed Annamaet Aqualuk grainfree for years, and now have added Annamaet Option (not grain free, but corn wheat and soy free) to ease away from the grain free a little. I get almost 0 eye goobers on it with my 3 current Dobermans. I know when I fed pro plan years ago, I got a lot more eye boogers.... but it isn't all the same dogs now.  I think that pro plan is a decent food, but you may want to look at the pro plan sensitive skin products. I think there is one that is salmon?

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The vet didn't see any obvious signs that it is allergies, his ears were good, etc. And his eye goobers were non-existant today, of course! Probably since I washed his eyes out with saline yesterday...The trainer said he had diarrhea today, and I am fully convinced that it's the food. I ordered him Annamaet Option 24 today. He got a cortisone shot, and I am going to watch him for diarrhea and eye goobers and report to the vet if he has those things in the next day or two. I guess some foods just don't work for some dogs☹️

Good luck with the new food - just remember to transition slowly to the new food. 

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Normally, I do a slow transition, but his new food won't be here for another week! In the interim, I'm going to go get him a bag ofBlue Buffalo chicken and rice at the store, as he had that before. Or maybe another chicken and rice for sensitive stomachs. But I can't feed him another meal of this stuff, he starts kicking at his ears after he eats it, and now he's gassy and stinky! I think he only had a small poo today, and it was diarrhea. It may have been from yesterday, though. I haven't actually seen him poo today, but he may have gone at school, and if so, it wasn't diarrhea. I just feel bad for causing him any discomfort.

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We, too get the eye boogers, but they're white/clear.  Vet said it is allergies - seasonal.  We also had diarrhea issues with our pup.   Vet did stool check and it was clear.  HOWEVER, since her diarrhea kept coming back, he asked if we minded if he sent her stool out.  He said the outside lab tests for things his lab didn't.  We paid the extra cost for it (I think it was $130).  So, we are GLAD we did.  Even though he was not able to pick up the Clostridium, the other lab picked it up.  We treated her, kept her on Purina Pro-Plan EN for a month and we are gradually introducing the Pro-Plan for large breed pups and she is doing fantastic.   Stools are looking healthy.    We fed our other dog Annamaet and she did great on it.  We may try going back to the Annamaet once we get her past the puppy stage.  

 

 

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Well, his eye goobers are back to white/clear and his poo is almost solid again, but the sudden change in food made him gassy for a few days!  And the cortisone made him have to pee a lot.

Hope he is doing well now!

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Ugh, it's always something- he has oral papilloma now, not a big deal, but it freaked me out at first! He got it at school, and now he doesn't get to play with the other puppies, just the adults. Luckily, he's bigger than most of them (52 lbs)! He has been on the Annamaet for two days, and he has had some diarrhea, but I'm hoping that will go away soon. Vet says he's healthy. I am thinking it's because the salmon and venison is too rich for him. I will try mixing in something else if the diarrhea doesn't go away in a couple of weeks. When I gave him salmon oil before, he got bad diarrhea, but I didn't even think of that when choosing the type of food

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Canned pumpkin...

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My girl has these too but I wanted to share a cute story about them. I have been removing them daily for most of her 5 years now and all I have to do is tell her "Oh, you have eye boogers" (sorry thats what we call them) and she will patiently wait till I have a tissue in hand and then she comes over and puts her head on my tummy and waits very patiently for me to clean her up. Sometimes it's more difficult than others but she is very calm about it and she always just leaves her head on me after I'm done and looks rather appreciatively and lovingly, like "Ah, thank you". Now if I could just get her to be that calm when it's nail trimming time! 

 

A trick for removing eye boogers - fold a papertowel corner into a triagle. Just use the corner to touch the eyebooger - it will usually adhere to the paper towel and just pull right out.  From showing Dobes in conformation for so many years, I've learned lots of grooming stuff - haha.