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How do you clean around the eyes?
I started helping out at a rescue and one of the new ponies has some bad crusty eye discharge in the corner of his eyes. I tried just cleaning it with a sponge but it is really on there. Any ideas of removing this would be greatly appreciated.
I would get a towel wet with warm water. A towel will be more abrasive than a sponge. And if you get it really wet, it'll come off easier. Think of a scab. =P
I soak stuff like that with a wet rag until it's softer, and then it usually wipes off with a wet towel.
I think it should be clean with warm water.
Just sponge it with warm/hot water & it will eventually come off or there are horse eye wipes especially for situations like these. They're made by Carr, Day & Martin and are stocked in most UK saddlers
I will try the warm water and towel today and see what happens. This stuff has been there for a long time and he doesn't want you to touch it. Thanks
if you can try to just hold it over his eye for a few minutes, that will really help loosen it up
Have you tried a softening agent, such as mineral or baby oil?
If it's crusted on, trying to scrape it off will be very painful for the animal.
Mineral/baby oil will loosen it enough that a warm, wet cloth should get most of it off.
Thanks everyone I got it off with a towel and warm water. He didn't like it at first but then he got use to it and let me get it all off. It took a lot of time but he looks and I am sure feels much better.
I always wipe my horse's eyes, nostrils, and ears with a wet rag every day. Ziggy is so use to it now, he just puts his head down.
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