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: Haw eyes
: vmimom2006 June 04, 2008, 11:52:04 AM
I have been doing some searching the eye condition I believe they call it "haw eyes". As you guys can see by her picture she has what i call droopy eyes. Should I do something about this? What are the problems associated with this condition other than possible eye infections? My vet isn't too sure what should be done if anything. Or at least he isn't saying too much to me yet. Thanks for any info you guys can share  ::)
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: Guardian Angel's White lightning June 04, 2008, 12:04:16 PM
Titan has small haws and there is nothing that can be done. When they are bad as puppies, they can get a lot more eye infections.  From what i have found there is nothing that you can do, although i am not exactly sure....i think they can do surgury, but usually there is no need (?) I know that you shouldn't show a dog with haws unless specified in the breed standard...aka bassett hound.  She is also going to be more suseptable to conjunctivitis which you can also get!!! So be careful....
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: vmimom2006 June 04, 2008, 12:12:14 PM
The biggest thing i have noticed is in the morning she has what i call eye boogers and I just use a tissue and wipe them away. I also think they get more noticable as she get tired in the evening.
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: Icerotti June 04, 2008, 12:14:44 PM
Rosie has a bite of a droopy eye too. The vet said really there is no need to do anything. They usually end up getting more cookies because they look so
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: aggghgmom June 04, 2008, 12:22:41 PM
I don't know if Harley has that condition but he has very droopy eyes and lots of eye woogies (usually on my pant legs and couch!)  I have attached one of the photos I took recently of him - and yes he is pathetic looking and gets lots of cookies!!

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: Icerotti June 04, 2008, 12:27:44 PM
hehehe yeah when Rosie is tired they are really droopy ::)
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: vmimom2006 June 06, 2008, 10:00:41 AM
Ahw he is so cute. Those droopy eyes always gets Athena extra cookies as i bet they do the same for him. You just can't say no to them! He he!
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: 2GR8DANES February 05, 2009, 07:56:41 AM
Totally normal.  Haws is really only a show defect.  Judges don't like it.  I think it gives my boy personality.  My girl does not have it.  They are prone to conjuctivitis which is treated with an opthamalic antibiotic salve from the vet...but other than that, no worries.  Great Dane = Eye Boogers, get used to that.  :)
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: Tonda February 05, 2009, 10:26:36 AM
My pups have it too when they're tired. It's one of the ways I can tell it's time to put 'em to bed, LOL!
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: podiecat February 05, 2009, 02:00:15 PM
 Tess has one eye that looks as it has conjunctivitis and the other does not.  I finally took her to an eye specialist who said that it's a benign abnormality - one eye has a pigmented third eyelid and the other that looks red and raw is not pigmented.  Everyone is always saying "What's wrong with your dog's eye"???  I was really worried until it was checked out.....   

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: lins_saving_grace February 05, 2009, 02:14:07 PM
grace looks like that when she's really tired