How to Remove Eye Gunk & Hard Fur in a Yorkie

by Jen Davis, Demand Media
    Elaborate grooming may be required to keep your Yorkie looking presentable.

    Elaborate grooming may be required to keep your Yorkie looking presentable.

    Yorkshire terriers are known for their long, silky coats and often require extensive grooming to maintain an attractive appearance. If your dog is suffering from eye discharge accumulating and hardening on the hair around his eyes, you will need to remove the discharge daily. While some amount of eye discharge is considered normal, Yorkies can suffer from eye problems. You should discuss your dog's eye discharge with your veterinarian to see if you can find a more permanent solution to the problem.

    Items you will need

    • Washcloth
    • Warm water
    • Fine-tooth stainless steel comb

    Step 1

    Dip your washcloth in warm water and gently wipe eye discharge away from your dog's eyes. Be careful not to apply pressure to the eye or irritate the eye in any way.

    Step 2

    Thoroughly moisten the hardened hair. Gently massage the hair with your fingertips to break up the strands. Do not pull on the hair. Add more water if necessary. Remove as much of the discharge as possible by simply rinsing the area and wiping it with your washcloth.

    Step 3

    Use a stainless steel comb to gently brush out the hair until it is no longer stiff, tangled or stuck together.

    About the Author

    Jen Davis has been writing since 2004. She has served as a newspaper reporter and her freelance articles have appeared in magazines such as "Horses Incorporated," "The Paisley Pony" and "Alabama Living." Davis earned her Bachelor of Arts in communication with a concentration in journalism from Berry College in Rome, Ga.

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