Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by Pets Feed
As you know, the eyes are the mirror of the soul, any emotion is reflected in them, and their shade changes depending on the mood of the person. So it is with dogs, you can see in their eyes how they feel. If a Chihuahua has watery eyes, the dog may be feeling unwell.
This can be due to both allergies and colds, both stress and just resentment. Or maybe the dog just got a speck in the eye … Let’s look at the causes of teary eyes in more detail. And also find out how to help the dog.
Unusual breed – chihuahua
Chihuahua is compact and handy for a handbag. It is pleasant to take it in your arms and walk along the street, while the dog will remain clean and tidy. In general, it is pleasant to care for her and the breed is very popular with celebrities. Everyone can start such a breed – both children and pensioners, especially those who are lonely and dream of taking care of someone.
As a bonus, you will get an enchanting look of amazingly beautiful eyes filled with love for you. And this feeling can no longer be expressed in words, two dark beads look at you confidently and know how to help you. Chihuahua is able to melt the coldest ice in the soul, turn back time, set you up for positive and optimistic.
Enough to talk to her heart to heart. In the look you will read – approval and the fact that the dog understands you. In order for the dog to always be in a good mood, and her eyes to shine with happiness, and not to look sickly, the Chihuahua needs quality care. Eyes should be examined daily, especially after sleeping and walking.
Possible causes of tearfulness
Even as a puppy, a dog needs to be given enough time – ideally, if its owner is nearby all the time. The Chihuahua cannot stand being alone and can get sick as a result. Any disease will be reflected, first of all, in the eyes. Normally, her eyes are constantly watering, only these discharges are transparent, there are few of them, they have no smell and color.
In the case of any disease, they can intensify and ugly smudges form around the dog’s eye sockets. All this discharge should be wiped in time and washed with a watery eye with a swab dipped in lotion. For this purpose, owners of a well-known breed most often use:
- Lotion or drops;
- Weak solution of boric acid;
- Tea brew;
- Chamomile decoction.
You can’t use a simple cotton wool, the eyes of a chihuahua are very sensitive to villi. Also, if any speck of dust gets into them, they can become inflamed.
The main reasons why a dog’s eyes may be watery or red are the following:
- After the dog wakes up in the morning;
- After windy weather (walking);
- For digestive problems;
- If the dog has a cold.
When is it normal and when to see the vet
It is normal for the Chihuahua to shed tears in the spring during the molting season. During this period, wool often gets into the eyes. Also, after sleep, the eyes are abundantly moistened after a walk in the wind. To protect your eyes in these cases, rinse your eyes in the morning when you come back from a walk and after combing, bathing.
If you notice that the dog’s eyes are watering literally out of the blue all the time, this indicates problems. Rather, visit a veterinarian with your pet, and he will tell you what is the reason. Noticing that something is wrong with the gastrointestinal tract, the doctor will advise changing the diet. If the dog is on natural feeding, an allergy can occur to any product.
Lacrimal ducts with purulent contents indicate an infection, then you can’t hesitate, you should visit the veterinarian in a timely manner.
The most allergenic are poultry, sweets (possibly sweet fruits). Even a certain cereal can cause a reaction, the most dietary ones are buckwheat and rice. Also, often there is an allergy to dry food, determine what exactly causes lacrimation and adjust the diet.
How to care for hair under the eyes? For this, there are special creams, lotions or ointments. They are intended for aesthetic renewal of wool. Where there were smudges, the coat became darker. After applying such cosmetics, these places are highlighted. But this will not solve the main problem. It is necessary to treat with eye care, care, elimination of stress and improvement of digestion.
And a few more reasons to take care of the eyes
The main point that we forgot to mention is the accumulation of pathogenic microbes in the area of \u200b\u200bthe peephole. Therefore, the Chihuahua, like no one else, needs to wash his eyes with special means. Do this whenever possible every day to avoid inflammation, smudges.
With purulent discharge from the eyes, special preparations are prescribed, because this indicates a bacterial infection in a dog. At the time of treatment, the dog is not taken outside so as not to infect others and recover faster. The eyes are washed up to three times a day. If there is no pus – twice a day is a must!
A chihuahua has an inversion of the eyelid, when the cilia are wrapped inward. If this happened to one eye, put your index finger and thumb on the eyelids and, as it were, stretch them in different directions, everything should work out. This is a typical reason why they may water from time to time, but you will definitely help the dog to live a full life again.
If you follow the correct daily routine, a healthy lifestyle, wear a chihuahua according to the weather and visit the clinic on time, many problems can be avoided. Cheers to your Chihuahua dog!