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New puppy eye concerns

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by James Loudoun, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. James Loudoun

    James Loudoun PetForums Newbie

    Nov 8, 2018
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    F104A4A2-29EB-4374-8C65-05A0CBE25EAB.jpeg hi guys -

    We have put a deposit down a lovely toy cavapoo that we’ll be picking up early December. Met her and she’s very sweet but just have a question about her eyes. I’ve read of a few eye concerns with this bread.

    Just wondering if we should be alarmed at the wetness under her eyes? Is that a sign of a health concern or is it completely normal for a puppy? Please see the attached photo.

    Any advice and tips would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
  2. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

    Jun 18, 2012
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    It is not normal for a pup to have runny eyes.

    I would be wary.

    What does her Breeder say about it?
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  3. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

    Feb 1, 2016
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    With a cav cross I would also be wary of heart problems and syringomyelia. Lovely little dogs but not worth the risk imo - breeders that test the parents for these and not breed them on seem rarer than hens teeth.
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  4. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

    Feb 18, 2009
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    It's not normal, no. But in Cavvies there's a quite common condition where the tear ducts are too narrow or not formed properly, so the wet patches occur when the tears drain onto the face instead of into the ducts. It can be fixed usually, with surgery.
    But the far more serious health problems in Cavaliers - mentioned above in the other posts - are what should be your main concern. No decent breeder would do all the tests, get clear results and then breed the dog with a poodle.
    I'd also avoid a breeder who puts a puppy in a pot of snacks, assuming they took the photo.
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