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Tear Staining Again....

My white dog Kashi has started to have tear staining issues again. He had them as a puppy and I used Angel Eyes and they disappeared only to return. Do you use this forever on the dogs? Please advise.
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It could be that he has too much of the "bad bacteria" in his system. I would put him back in 1/8 tsp Angel Eyes for 4-8 weeks, but make sure you also give him a heaping tablespoon of natural yogurt every day. Continue the yogurt even after the cycle of Angel Eyes is done. The yogurt can't hurt him, and it actually helps his digestive tract!

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In addition to diet, I've read that bottled water over tap can help a lot.

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^ Personally, I think that's a myth...besides, bottled water is AWFUL for the environment, and most of it comes from municipal water supplies, anyway (read the back of the bottle...)

I opt to filter my water using a Brita system. Something similar is probably the best bet.

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In addition to diet, I've read that bottled water over tap can help a lot.
Maybe filtered water will help, but the staining can be caused by numerous different things. As Natalie already said, a lot of bottled water is the same thing that many of us get out of our tap. It is just in bottle form.
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^ Personally, I think that's a myth...besides, bottled water is AWFUL for the environment, and most of it comes from municipal water supplies, anyway (read the back of the bottle...)

I opt to filter my water using a Brita system. Something similar is probably the best bet.
Makes sense. We use Brita at home too, and plan to use it for our dog-to-be as well.

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I used filtered fridge water for my pups. I have started with angel eyes again hopefully it will work......
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Good luck, Leena. <3

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We started with tear staining again after many, many months of none. I put her back on Angel Eyes full dose and hope I only have to do that for a couple of weeks, then slowly reduce the amount. I do buy purified distilled water. In other words, I am wasting my money? I do have filtered water in my water dispenser in my frig. So, if I understand it correctly that is actually better than the bottled water?

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Sharlene, what were you doing when the staining stopped? Did you quit that when the staining returned? If not, you may want to take all that information to your vet. If your Hav has extensive tearing that isn't going through the tear ducts and is pooling down the muzzle, it could be blocked or small - or your dog could be reacting to something in the environment causing the eyes to water more frequently.

A lot of us try to treat the stains, but the best way to handle them is to treat the root of the stains. You just have to find out what is causing them.
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