I often groom my Scottish terrier, Margie, but when it comes time to clean her eyes, I'm afraid that I could hurt her if I rub too hard. Is there a correct way to clean a dog's eyes?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
One of the easiest ways to clean your dog's eyes at home is with a warm washcloth. Gently wipe away any discharge around your dog's eyes, being careful not to brush the eyes themselves. A certain amount of material in this area is normal, due to the eye's natural self-cleaning abilities. Be on the lookout, however, for green or yellow-colored discharge, as this could be a sign of infection requiring medical treatment. Some white-furred dogs also experience discoloration around their eyes, usually due to normal tearing. Pet stores sell solutions to improve the appearance of such dogs, but from a health standpoint, the regular warm washcloth wipes should do the trick.