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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.
Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo)
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