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Hello - I am trying to find a natural way (without using Angel Eyes) to get rid of Bailey's tear stains. I've heard others say Distilled Water works but I have yet to try this as my vet hasn't recommended it. Thoughts? Experience? Thanks!
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Distilled water, wiping eyes every day, keeping hair out of the eyes, and a high quality diet are all common, natural ways to deal with tearing. Genetics also come into play, and also while the puppy is teething BC the face is irritated and the pup will produce more tears.
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what happens if you don't wipe off the tear stains?
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what happens if you don't wipe off the tear stains?
oh, if ONLY it were as easy as "wiping the tear stains" away... they are part of the hair... you can't wipe them away, that is WHY they are so problematic.

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If you do not keep those corners of the eyes clean, you will end up with longer stains, they get worse, it will be a mess. Check out Jack's pictures, believe me, those stain pictures are mild, I have some really bad pictures. Just keep the inner corners of the eyes clean from the goop and you will have a pretty Hav.

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I guess I better start wiping them...
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only giving them distilled water to drink helps, keeping the hair out of their eyes, trimming the corners of eyes, cleaning eye "boogers" away every day all helpl Some people wrap the area under the eyes with permanent wave papers. Giving the dog plain yougurt helps for some. Some dogs just stain and you have to clean it regularly. None of mine stain that much but those who do occasionally, I clean twice a day with contact eye cleaner

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Those things are a pain in the behind. I think chicken jerky was causing a yeast overgrowth in Pixie. Once I stopped feeding it, her stains and her yeasty ears were much improved.

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I have been giving my guys distilled water for years & they dont have tear stains. see Lily (9 years old) this picture was taken today.
I stopped with the distilled water with Laila a week and 1/2 ago, and she is already showing signs of staining.
I DO clean their eye goobies out every single day - sometimes several times a day (I am a little obsessed with that )
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I was doing the distilled water too, and thought it was working, but somehow the stains started coming back. I gave the fight and started Angel eyes, and she showed no ill effects. Her eyes are much improved. I stopped it for a bit, and the stains started coming back, so I started using it again.

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