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Re: many lagañas. # 9106358
Mine has them too. The legañas if they are white there is no reason to worry, there is no conjunctivitis, if the legañas were yellow or green, antibiotics should already be given.
I take them off with a handkerchief and arranged.
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Re: many lagañas. # 9106359
My dog also had many laganas, I thought it was normal, one day I went to the vet because a puppy scratched his eyelid playing, examined it and found him (it has nothing to do with the scratch), that the eyelid inside , I think it is called the 3rd eyelid, it had white granites, that eyelid is not seen, it is inside, but with a few drops they anesthetized the eye, they took it out and the granites were seen, it is supposed to have to operate that only A small percentage of dogs are removed with drops.
The fact is that I put the drops for 1 month and the granites were removed !, and never again laganas came out, of course, very few, the normal ones.
but if I check it because although it is not dangerous, it hurts their eyes every time they blink, the vet tells me that it is something very annoying for them, I was lucky that they would be removed, I would never have realized if they had not scratched it because I thought that so many laganas were normal for the race.
but it was not because of the hurt of the dog, but it already brought them a long time ago and I found them lucky!
My dog has many legañas, what can I do?
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Usually, They do not usually present major problems, and we can remove it from the eye of our pet, however there are others that can be entangled with the hairs around their eyes.
If the legañas Do not eliminate them naturally with your tears, do not hesitate to clean your eyes! This way you will prevent the legañas from accumulating and end up having vision problems.
You don't know how to do it? Do not worry! In Wakyma we tell you how you can take away your dog's legañas.
Remove your dog's legañas with physiological serum
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If your dog's legañas are dry and hard, using a handkerchief will not be enough! And besides, you could hurt him!
It is best that you wet the legañas so that they soften with physiological serum. Don't you know where they sell the physiological serum? Do not worry! In any pharmacy you can find it. In addition, we advise you to use the serum with sterile gauze (also available in pharmacies).
How can I take away my dog's legañas? It is as easy as taking sterile gauze, wetting it in physiological serum, and while you wet your eye with physiological serum, pass the gauze directly through the eye. Watch out! Don't push too hard, you could hurt him!
Massaging the area gently, you will notice that the legaña detaches without problems.
A precaution you should have is DO NOT use the same gauze for both eyes. You could infect the other eye!
You can repeat this process as many times as necessary. Also, if your pet has spots on the eyes, (caused by tearing them) in this way, you can also clean it!
Remove your dog's legañas with cold chamomile
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Apart from the physiological serum, You can also take away the dog's legañas with cold chamomile, also if it has a start of conjunctivitis, you will help relieve it!
eye! If your dog has an eye infection, cleaning his eyes will not replace the visit to the vet! Since you will need proper treatment.
How can you clean your dog's eyes with chamomile? The first of all is to strain the chamomile, so you will avoid any possible residue that has been left. Once warm, let it cool in the fridge for half an hour. With a sterile gauze, wet it and place it on the affected eye and let it sit for a few seconds. Then massage it gently.
Using chamomile for your pet's eyes will not only clean them, it will also eliminate the litters and deflate their eyes.
Remove your dog's legañas with thyme
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Do you have neither physiological serum nor chamomile? So You can use a thyme infusion. Not only will this clean your dog's eyes, but it will disinfect his eyes, and he will deflate them.
Thyme has great disinfectant properties, so if your dog has swollen eyes, it is a good option!
How to clean your dog's eyes with thyme? The process is the same as in the case of chamomile. The first thing will be to make the infusion, filter it and let it cool. Once we have done this, with a sterile gauze we can apply it to the eyes of our dog. With gentle massages we can remove the legañas and soak the eye of our pet. Getting it to deflate and disinfect!
Watch out! If you think your pet may have an eye infection, be sure to take him to the vet! If you have a problem with your eyes, you should receive treatment as soon as possible!
Have you managed to take away your dog's legañas? Have you used a tip that doesn't appear here? Tell us!
Importance of good eye hygiene
Before knowing the answer to: why does my dog or my cat have so many legañas ?, the first thing that you must do is confirm if it is actually producing many legañas or if you are simply not taking the adequate hygienic measures. To do this, check your pet's eyes as soon as he wakes up and clean the legañas with a sterile gauze soaked in physiological serum for each eye.
The normal thing is that do not accumulate again during the rest of the day or that only a few are seen at the end of the day, so if you observe more amount of legañas in the eyes it would indicate the presence of some ocular disorder. It is really important that good ocular hygiene is maintained since, thus, we will avoid many possible problems in the health of our pet.
Age and race
Over the years, the eyes become drier generating inflammation and irritation, which causes the secretion of yellow legañas. On the other hand, the breeds pug, golden, labrador retriever, saint bernard, shar pei and chow chow, and cats like Persian, have a genetic predisposition to produce many litters, so both factors must be ruled out before being alarmed, except that the litters They are generating more serious problems such as difficulty closing the eyes or sensitivity to light.
Some infectious diseases such as viral hepatitis, which affects the liver, or the viral laryngotracheitis, which affects the respiratory tract, have among their symptoms the secretion of excess legañas. In these cases, when treating the disease in time the symptoms will disappear, including the legañas.
Another reason why you have so many legañas could be that you suffer from a viral disease such as, for example, the distemper or canine distemper. The distemper is one of the most common diseases in dogs, but also one of the most lethal if it is not detected in time. One of its characteristic symptoms are watery and purulent eye secretions, so you should pay attention not only to the dog's legañas, but also to other associated symptoms such as fatigue, cough, vomiting, fever or runny nose to take the appropriate measures together with the vet.
These are some reasons why your pet can present many litters on a regular basis, but it is also possible that he has an eye injury or other conditions and, for this reason, it is best that you go to the vet at the first symptoms.
Transparent or white
In this case they could be secretions generated as reaction to any allergy or irritation, either by the action of dust or by the intrusion of a foreign body into the eyes of the animal, such as a tab or leftovers that were not cleaned properly. In this case, it is enough to increase hygiene measures both in the eyes and at home to eliminate the factors that generate the reaction.
My dog has legañas: eye ulcer
We all know what dogs are like, always sniffing this and that, putting their snouts between bushes and plants, running through grassy fields ... Situations in which unconsciously they can damage the cornea of your eyes, with the simple chafing of a leaf, branch or stem.
Even when they play they are a little gross at times, especially when they play with other dogs to chase and bite without evil. All these situations may occasions that unintentionally another puppy gives his dog a leg in the eye and creates a small cut.
Small cuts or ulcers in a dog's eye they are not visible by the human eyeIt is necessary for a veterinarian to apply a contrast eye drops and examine the dog with a microscope under a black light.
These small ulcers can become infected by the presence of bacteria and cause conjunctivitis in the dog, whose symptoms are tearing and the presence of green or yellow litters.
Normally a treatment consisting of two medications is necessary, an ointment to repair the ulcers or cuts of the cornea and an eye drops to remit the infection caused by conjunctivitis. Only a veterinarian can prescribe these medications, since there are many different types of infections.
My dog has legañas: Bacterial infection
There is also the possibility that our dog has simply been infected with any of the many eye diseases that a dog can suffer. They spread from dog to dog, so any other dog could have been the one that has infected ours, even without knowing it.
- You can get in-depth information here:Guide to eye diseases in dogs.
These types of infections are also considered conjunctivitis, so depending on the origin of it it can be determined that it is an acquired conjunctivitis or a contagious conjunctivitis.
The treatment is very variable depending on the type of infection, since there are many different strains capable of causing this disease. At general levels the treatment consists of a prescription eye drops pro vet, with specific antibiotic or even corticosteroid, depending on the severity.
Green or yellow legañas What does its color mean?
The slogan is formed by the tearing of the eye, when the dog is awake his eye will cry but when he is asleep his eye will expel that excess tearing outwards, where it will dry a little and catch the viscous or dry form of legaña.
Therefore, depending on the color of the tearing of the eye we can know if it is normal or not. Excessive tearing is never normal, but if it forms green or yellowish legañas, we must go to a veterinarian since it can be an infection.
Eye infections are not to be taken as a joke, there are no miraculous home remedies or tricks. It is necessary to use proper medication or our dog could even go blind.