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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 08-30-2016, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Hi folks been a while since I showed my Avatar around here. Been busy, we purchase a Tiffin Motorhome and have been out and about seeing the world. My three pups love to travel and enjoy the couch rides we take. Anyway, I have been searching and expereminting to reduce or remove eye stain from my oldest pup Nuggie. He is 6 now and has had the red/rust eye stain since he was 8 weeks old. Several months ago I was in our Vets office for routine checkups and the eye stain issue came up. The Vet told me about a resent study of stomach issues with pups and a side effect was the eradication of red/rust eye and mouth staining. IAMS made a digestive aid called PROstora Max which was used in the stomach studies that lead to stain removal. Anyway we purchased a small supply to try out, one tab each morning, and after a month the staining was gone. We now give this to all of our pups and Beannie (our pied pup) had issues as well but being black in his face hid it. He too is now cured. Then we got word that IAMS was not going to produce PROstora anymore and the wild hunt was on. Contacted our Vet and he contacted the Doctors conducting the test in stomach issues for pups. Thank goodness there was another med that did the same thing and is in strong production. It is PROVIABLE-dc made by Nutramax. We again made a large purchase of Proviable and have been using it for the last month. Our Pups eyes and mouths are still clear of any staining and we are loving it. My larges pup, Nuggie is not snow while all over and looking great.

Just wanted to pass this along to all stain haters, AMAZON still carries PROstora but for how long no one knows. Also be aware of dates as this med has a live culture in it and fresh is best. We keep this one in the frig at all times. Good luck and enjoy the small miracles (your pups) every moment.
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What great info Joe! Glad you finally found something that works for your 3 adorable fur kids.

Do you know if the stuff is a pre or probiotic?

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It looks like it is a pre/pro biotic. And, wow! It's expensive!!! $56 for a 1 month supply!!! I hate the staining, but that's a little rich for my blood, especially when mine are already on a good probiotic.


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mine are already on a good probiotic.
Which is? Ricky is on NaturVet probiotics.

We have been able to clean up Ricky's eye staining by feeding him only filtered water (Britta), daily face and eye washing, and weekly (and careful) application of Crystal White shampoo to the face. Costs just pennies a week.

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Which is? Ricky is on NaturVet probiotics.

We have been able to clean up Ricky's eye staining by feeding him only filtered water (Britta), daily face and eye washing, and weekly (and careful) application of Crystal White shampoo to the face. Costs just pennies a week.

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We do the same, and although Panda doesn't have tear stains, it really hasn't helped with her muzzle staining much. (if at all)


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I have done it all. We have two very good water filters always running in the house or on the road. We did raw foods, dry foods, can foods, and home made food. I have spent a fortune on trying to get my babies looking their best. I will continue to use the above meds noted and keep our pups in great shape. Also a side effect was good poops all the time when taking these meds. Having a long haired pup and not good poop is a pain in the $%#. Expense is not a problem for me when it comes to my fur babies. Only the best, All the time!
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I have done it all. We have two very good water filters always running in the house or on the road. We did raw foods, dry foods, can foods, and home made food. I have spent a fortune on trying to get my babies looking their best. I will continue to use the above meds noted and keep our pups in great shape. Also a side effect was good poops all the time when taking these meds. Having a long haired pup and not good poop is a pain in the $%#. Expense is not a problem for me when it comes to my fur babies. Only the best, All the time!
Well, if it were a health issue (and if their poop isn't good, it may be) I'd be all over it. But in the case of Panda, her poop is fine, and she is on an excellent, vet approved pro and pre biotic with enzymes and eats top quality food. With her, she has no eye staining (and she has white hair there, so it's not just that it doesn't show) it's just around her mouth, and even there, it's not terrible. I think I'll just live with it. She doesn't look too bad...
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some tear stains respond to probiotics ,some do not this shows that yours responded to probiotics . There's nothing unique about these two products. I prefer human grade probiotics.

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My dog doesn't have staining and his muzzle is white. He eats primal frozen nuggets that are nothing but unadulterated fresh meat with some veggies, bone, etc. ground in for dietary balance. I have often wondered if maybe the fact that most pet food and treats seem to be colored an unnatural tint that could lead to staining I also wonder what chemicals are used.
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I did not post to start a war here, I only wanted to let others know of my findings. Now I remember why I stopped viewing this forum sometime back. I will restrain from posting any other items for a while, Good Night.
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