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It takes anywhere from a week to two weeks and when they first open they are blue. If there is any drainage, take a soft cotton ball with warm water and gently wipe away excess drainage.

All dogs usually open their eyes around 10-14 days, but sometimes it may take a little while longer. And a lot of the time they don't realize they need to open, so they just keep them shut. However, do not try and pull them open! I don't know for sure what it would do, but I wouldn't test it. They will open soon enough, but if they don't by about 3 or 4 weeks, I would take them to get looked at.

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Light drainage is normal, but if it continues for more than 24 hrs., then you need to take a soft cotton ball soaked in saline solution (1/4 tsp salt in 1 cup of distilled water) to wipe gently. After area around eye is cleaned, 1 or 2 drops of the saline solution in affected eye 3 times a day for 2 days; should clear any bacteria causing the irritation. DO NOT use a washcloth as this is too harsh and may contain bacteria to cause an infection resulting in permanent blindness.

Generally a puppy's eyes open at around 9 days or a day or two later; any sooner could be harmful to the puppy's sight, and infection could occur. If it is close to 9 days, give or take a day or two, all is well. Just let it happen naturally. Sometimes, the eyes look as though they are opening at the center, but the sides or one side can still look like it's glued shut. LEAVE IT ALONE! This is natural. They will open on their own, in their own time, but again, it is usually at about 9 days.

And yes, their eyes are blue at first.

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2 weeks is not too long. I have been breeding terriers for years and they never open before 2 weeks. They start opening at like 2 1/2 weeks and all of them are open by 3 weeks. I have a litter right now that is 13 days old right now and none of their eyes are open right now.

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It varies slightly by breed of dog but the generic answer is 7 days to 14 days.

So 2 weeks isn't too long. And I do agree however to use cotton balls rather than washcloths. Also keep the lighting relatively dim in the beginning stages of them opening their eyes. All they see are shadows and light at first.
It takes two weeks.

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