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Tear Stains

I am a complete loss over tear staining! I've been giving Bailey the tums, distilled water and Halo dog food without any change in the tear stains. I know what causes them and I clean his eyes and dry them daily but find no change. I'm sure this has been discussed many times, but if anyone has any sure bets, please let me know!!!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 05:08 PM
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Have you talked to your veterinarian about flushing Bailey's tear ducts? If they are blocked, they will continue to tear down his face no matter what you do. The dampness is what causes the staining.
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kimberly i remember you were talking about dark gunky eyes vs. wet eyes and how that can determine what the prob is...i can't find that thread.

also, i started doing some reading on the benefits of silver as a natural antibiotic. well, we have some topical silver cream for burns that i thought what the heck i'll try it. i wash posh's eyes and then apply the cream. we'll see if it works.

i'm basically trying to "just get over it" as my posh is a beauty with or without the red stains. right?!? i'm trying to convince myself her.
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That's a great attitude, Amy. It isn't like we would adore our kids any less if they had something a little unappealing about their faces. If it is clean, it is just who they are.

The gunk vs. wet is probably just when I was asking if there was any physical junk that had built up and needed removing. That will cause staining too, but is easy to remove and should be kept up on a daily (or twice daily if needed) basis. The wet is a bit harder to manage because it is going to be a constant problem due to tears needing a place to drain. They will run down the muzzle and that staining is caused by the warm damp area allowing the growth of the bacteria/yeast (whatever the cause). The area can be kept dry by continually wiping it, but it will always get wet until the original cause of the wetness is changed. It could be a blocked tear duct, allergies, etc.
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Shiloh used to get red stained eyes all the time. There is a product called AngelEyes (angeleyes.com) that you mix with food and cleared it up in a few weeks. Then a freind of mine said the using a stainless steel bowl & bottled water does the same thing. I stopped using the Angel Eyes and she is still not staining, all though she does get a little gunky now & then.
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I was amazed that the bowl could make that much of a difference but it did with Oliver as well

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I'm bumping up this thread because I have a little boy who is beautiful in every way except for tear stains. He had stains as a puppy, then they went away, then he went out with a handler and finished his championship.

When he returned from the handler his eyes began tearing again. I need advice about what to do.

The handler said use apple cider vinegar. Has anyone tried that remedy?

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I've read others who recommend this. But, you've got proof if your handler recommends it and your little boy puppy had no stains when he was with her.

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I am trying the apple cider right now. Only on day 2 so I will let you know. I was surprised but he actually drank it.
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Sheri the puppy came back from the handler with the tear problem. When he left his eyes were tear free. I wonder if he has an infection....not sure what to do.

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