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Any good solutions to tear stains. My Havanese is cream colored and her staining is pretty bad. Her breeder says it'll get better when she's done teething. Any suggestions will help.
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My friend who had a maltese suggests Diamond Eyes, made in Great Britain and on Amazon for around $10. Amazon sorts these pet products based on positive reviews, so I have a different one in my shopping cart. Good luck!
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This is what did the trick for us (may not work for you).

- feed only filtered water, we use a Britta.
- wash eyes at tear ducts at least once a day with a damp wash cloth. Wash all the gehnurples (it's a low German word for eye boogers) from the corner of the eye.

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We're still using Proviable DC here daily. It works for Scout. Truffles is brown so I don't notice any change. I have started using Earth Bath eye wipes too. It keeps the corner of their eyes clean. It contains boric acid which may help a little too.
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I have been using Crystal Eye with great results, also using filtered water and feed him Orijen Dog food. Just saw info on the ingredient Tylosin Tartrate being a low grade antibiotic present on Angel Eyes and several other eye stain products. Can't seems to find info on if Crystal Eye contains this, which they say leads to antibiotic resistance. Anybody know abt Crystal Eye having this ingredient?
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Do these things stop the watering/ leaking eyes or just the staining part of it? Perry is black so I don't care about staining, but I'd love something that would stop/ reduce the wetness from his eyes.
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We've been very happy with Vet Classics Tear Stain Supplement which we purchased from our vet. It comes in powder form to be sprinkled on food. If you want to see a photo of Shama to judge its effectiveness, you might be able to find one somewhere in this forum . . . ;-)

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We're still using Proviable DC here daily. It works for Scout. Truffles is brown so I don't notice any change. I have started using Earth Bath eye wipes too. It keeps the corner of their eyes clean. It contains boric acid which may help a little too.
Yup. After trying a number of things without success, keeping Panda's eyes clean (which I was doing anyway) and Giving her Proviable DC daily did the trick. It took a LONG TIME (two months) to see much of a difference from the provable. But the improvement is so remarkable (AND there are no down-sides to feeding a probiotic!) that our vet has been recommending it to other owners with eye staining issues, just based on Panda's results.


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I have been using Crystal Eye with great results, also using filtered water and feed him Orijen Dog food. Just saw info on the ingredient Tylosin Tartrate being a low grade antibiotic present on Angel Eyes and several other eye stain products. Can't seems to find info on if Crystal Eye contains this, which they say leads to antibiotic resistance. Anybody know abt Crystal Eye having this ingredient?
I don't know, but if you can't find the ingredients or get them from the manufacturer, I wouldn't use it. Not way I'd want to put something near my dog's eyes if I did;t know what was in it. And antibiotics for this purpose is a really bad idea, which is why most vets recommend against Angel Eyes. (and I tried the Angel Eyes Natural, which contains no Tyrosine, and it didn't work... At least not for us!)


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Do these things stop the watering/ leaking eyes or just the staining part of it? Perry is black so I don't care about staining, but I'd love something that would stop/ reduce the wetness from his eyes.
Just the staining. The tearing is usually caused by the shape of the dog's face and eyes more than anything else. Shorter nosed, rounder eyed dogs are more prone to it than others. The other possibility is cut ends of hair poking into the eyes. That's why most of us prefer not to cut hair on the muzzle or between the eyes. If you DO trim those, you really have to keep up with it. (or live through the grow-out period, which can take quite a while)


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