Solution for tear staining that worked for me - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-12-2015, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Deacon Blues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 393
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 5 Times in 4 Posts
Solution for tear staining that worked for me

So here's a picture of all the stuff I tried to get rid of eye stains, minus the yogurt.



I found an antibiotic-free natural product called Thomas Labs I-Stain that worked nicely. I called the manufacturer and asked about the active ingredients.

You can read my review here if you want.
Deacon Blues is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-12-2015, 11:16 AM
Senior Member
 
Jackie from Concrete, WA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 3,139
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 75 Times in 73 Posts
Do you think the powder would also work on the staining around the mouth? There is more staining there on Willow than around the eyes. Thanks for the link.



Jackie & Willow
Jackie from Concrete, WA is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-12-2015, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Deacon Blues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 393
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 5 Times in 4 Posts
Hi Jackie, I believe so; its excessive moisture there serving as a breeding ground for the red yeast.

I give Rory distilled water from a Lixit No-Drip Dog Bottle ($10 on Amazon), so her beard doesn't act like a big sponge. I use distilled water in case minerals in my tap water were contributing.

I thought using distilled water would be a hassle but I find they really don't drink that much water and with these dog bottles you don't get spilling or waste and it feels like a gallon lasts a month or more.
Deacon Blues is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-12-2015, 11:50 AM
Dave T
 
davetgabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,729
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 112 Times in 110 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deacon Blues View Post
Hi Jackie, I believe so; its excessive moisture there serving as a breeding ground for the red yeast.

I give Rory distilled water from a Lixit No-Drip Dog Bottle ($10 on Amazon), so her beard doesn't act like a big sponge. I use distilled water in case minerals in my tap water were contributing.

I thought using distilled water would be a hassle but I find they really don't drink that much water and with these dog bottles you don't get spilling or waste and it feels like a gallon lasts a month or more.
not a fan of distilled water http://www.mercola.com/article/water...ed_water_2.htm

Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
davetgabby is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-12-2015, 11:57 AM
Dave T
 
davetgabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,729
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 112 Times in 110 Posts
more on eye stains http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...-staining.aspx

Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
davetgabby is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-12-2015, 01:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Jackie from Concrete, WA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 3,139
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 75 Times in 73 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deacon Blues View Post
Hi Jackie, I believe so; its excessive moisture there serving as a breeding ground for the red yeast.

I give Rory distilled water from a Lixit No-Drip Dog Bottle ($10 on Amazon), so her beard doesn't act like a big sponge.
Thanks for the tips. I have been washing her face everyday too. It looks like the red hairs are growing out and once she is trimmed a couple times it appears that she may get rid of the red around her mouth. I'm hopeful anyway.



Jackie & Willow
Jackie from Concrete, WA is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-12-2015, 01:19 PM
Senior Member
 
Jackie from Concrete, WA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 3,139
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 75 Times in 73 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by davetgabby View Post
Thank you for this link. I'm going to be reading it thoroughly. I appreciate your help.



Jackie & Willow
Jackie from Concrete, WA is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 01:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Jackie from Concrete, WA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 3,139
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 75 Times in 73 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deacon Blues View Post
I found an antibiotic-free natural product called Thomas Labs I-Stain that worked nicely. [/URL]
Are you still happy with this product? I still haven't tried it for Willow's staining around her mouth. I was hopeful that overtime the staining would be gone by grooming. She still has it though. The reviews on Amazon are mostly good.



Jackie & Willow
Jackie from Concrete, WA is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Deacon Blues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 393
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 5 Times in 4 Posts
Hi Jackie, yes I remain very pleased with this. The one thing they told me though is that it does not remove existing stains, they have to be clipped out, or groomed out over time as you are doing.

Here's the link again for reference: Treating tear and beard staining in Havanese and toy breed dogs.

Gary
Deacon Blues is offline  
The Following User Nominates Deacon Blues Great Photo:
EKing (08-13-2015)
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 04:25 PM
Arf! Arf!
 
Ricky Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
Posts: 1,606
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 34 Times in 34 Posts
Here is what worked for Ricky. I'm not saying it will work for every dog, but it has eliminated tear staining for Ricky.

We only feed him filtered water from a Britta water filter. We wash his face every morning with a wet wash cloth. We focus on the corners of his eyes where the "gehnurpels" (low German/Amish slang word for "nasty things") tend to accumulate. We also give a quick wash to his beard which we keep cut short. If we see any accumulation of nasties at his tear ducts during the day, we give a quick once over with the wet wash cloth.

This procedure has eliminated tear staining for Ricky. Once we thought, he is over this and we stopped the daily wash. The stains returned within a week! Lesson learned!

You might want to try this but YMMV.

Ricky's Momi

Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo) (AKC titles) CGC, BN

Ricky Ricardo is offline  
Reply

Tags
tear stain , tear staining

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome