Red fur in ears and pinkish tinge on face of white dog
I was wondering if any of you have had success in treating an ear problem that turns the white fur in the ear red. Also this little guy (10 months old) has major tear staining which is causing his face to take on a pinkish tinge. The owners have treated him for a yeast infection in the past and now have him on a hypo allergenic diet (fish and sweet potatoe). I noticed that the more he played, the wetter his face became. It seems to me that the fur in the ears should be the same white as his coat. I have "googled" red yeast and come up with several homeopathic remedies but was wondering if anyone here might have a tried and true recipe for fixing this problem.
A Lot of people have had success with "Angel Eyes" for tear staining and beard staining- If it is red yeast it should have the same effect in the ears I would guess. from the advice of people on the forum I went straight for the active ingredient in "Angel Eyes" which is "Tylan Powder" for Jasper. He has been on it for two months and his eyes and beard are much cleaner. We keep him in a puppy cut so are able to cut off the red stained parts- but they haven't come back. You use very little 1/4 of an 1/8 of a teaspoon (1/32 tsp) and your supposed to use it every day for 3 months, and then every other day, and then twice a week- Jasper started refusing it every day so I guessed it was time to use it less often. I have mixed it in a little peanut butter or rolled it in a bit of cheese. Rylee is a cutie.
A lot of the staining is caused by the moisture on the hair too, so if you can keep it dry it will help. If the hair is always wet, Riley may have a blocked tear duct. You should probably have a veterinarian see if they can find the cause for the excessive wetness.
Kodi doesn't tear alot and doesn't stain. Sometimes his face will, but if I clean it right away, it clears up. Shelby tears alot. Her face is always wet. She came to me with quite a bit of staining, but it is gone. Maybe it's our great NY water.
depending on how long ago he was treated for a yeast infection the hair in his ears should start coming back in white. his yeast infection could have easily come back. The vet can do a quick test to find out if he needs more medication or a different type of medication. Tear staining can be caused from blocked tear ducts which most times get blocked from having a lot of ear or eye infections. The only way to tell if they are blocked is to have them flushed.
Sometimes giving your Hav's things like Spring Water instead of the regular stuff helps as well as adding parsley to the water seems to help for some people. Radar seems to be very good with the Tear Staining. He gets the "Eye Snot" I like to call it...nice and gross Eh' I know but it's distinct. I just use a warm cloth and it comes right out. He looks really good when he gets a bath and he's all clean and white. You just have to find out what works for you as an individual and then stick with it.....good luck.
I would be careful with the food with sweet potato....a newf owner I know swears that too much of it can tinge the coat with an orange tint???? don't know if that is true or not but have heard that from several newf people.
Thanks everyone for very useful information. I am passing it all on to the owners. I know they will be grateful. But also I now have some suggestions to offer other pup owners of white dogs, to help them with this ongoing dilemmna.
Woofs to all!
Some staining comes from dyes, beets, etc. that are in commercial dog foods...
By the way, I saw Julie mentioned this in another thread on staining, but I just wanted to post it here too - beet pulp in dog food is from sugar beets, which are white. They are not the same as the red (staining) beets that we serve at the table for ourselves.
By the way, I have had an informative page on tear staining for Bulldogs bookmarked. There is a lot of information there, and I'm not sure that I'd advocate all of their solutions, especially since I think it is important to find the cause for the staining, but it makes for an interesting read.