My miniature schnauzer always develops a thick black crust in the corners of his eyes, and it's very difficult to remove. Does anybody know what causes this and what is a good remedy to remove. I haven't found anything at the pet stores that really work.
Schnauzer are usually known for having wet eyes and lots (but not extremely) of eye crusties. If it seems over excessive maybe a trip to the vet is in order. But all the schnauzers I know have gunkies... but not like tear staining that white dogs have.
Makeing it moist with a wash cloth and giveing it a minute, then useing a comb to comb the area out is the usual procedure. I usually skip the wash cloth, but it may make it easier to do it the crust is soft.
I have a miniature schnauzer as well. He never has a large amount of eye crusties, but, much like people, has a little bit each day. I just make sure to remove it daily. If your dog has thick amounts of it, perhaps you need to clean and remove it more often?
With Rilo, my puppy, I don't use a warm rag or anything just pick them off. Sounds gross but I'd rather do that daily than have to worry about lots of gunk! He never has an issue with it being picked off.
On my schnauzers it comes off easy. Just pull it off unless like someone said it has been left on there to the point that either the warm wash cloth or I have loosend it with eye cleaners and cotton ball and then use a thin tooth dog comb and they come out easily.