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Wellness puppy food

I am getting ready to start Sugarbaby on her new food but before I do I wanted some feedback. The Wellness puppy food seems highly rated and I can buy it locally so I am leaning that way but Sugarbaby has tear staining that I would like to take care of at the same time. I have read that it can result from diet but I haven't heard if Wellness helps stop it.
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Jack came from the breeder on Wellness puppy. He has some tearstains. I am slowly switching to Orijen puppy because Jack had supersoft stools. He is much better on the Orijen but I was bummed. I had bought a 15 lb. bag. Wellness ranks well against the others.

Even with Orijen, Jack still has gunky eyes. I think people use other stuff to get rid of the tear stains. There are lots of threads on it.

Angeleyes, corn starch and lots of other stuff.

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You could google eye staining I have dark faced Havies Bit I think I remember it being more than what your pup is eating.

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Huey has done very well on Wellness, I give him both the dry and canned. He has been on this brand since a puppy. He does not have a problem with eye stains. After researching alot, this was my choice-no regrets.
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All four of my havs have been on wellness since I got them, and I haven't had any problems.

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I found some good information on tear staining I hope my cutting and pasting works www.bhejei.com/tearsta.htm Yea I think I did it

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Julie is almost 9 months old and is on Wellness dry and canned and unfortunately she has tear staining. I've followed all the tips on the forum for trying to clear it, but so far have not used Angel Eyes as have been concerned about the antibiotic component.
Julie loves the Wellness food---then again she is a Chow Hound and loves Eating!
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Personally, I am very adamant that the staining is generally caused by red yeast. I have used Angels Eyes on all three of my pups. The antibiotic component is VERY mild and totally safe to use. Instead of the 1/4 tsp suggestion on the bottle, I gave 1/8 tsp per day mixed with some plain yogurt. The idea here is that while the antibiotic will kill the bad bacteria that causes the yeast, the yogurt replaces the good bacteria. I do this for 4 weeks, which is generally when you can really tell that the red stained hair is growing out. As long as you can see it growing out, it means that the yeast infection has been cleared and you no longer need to give the Angels Eyes. Still a good idea to keep up with the yogurt for at least 2 more weeks, but it's healthy for the dogs to have yogurt anyway, so if you'd like to keep feeding the yogurt daily that's fine, too!

If the staining is not caused by a bacterial infection, the Angels Eyes will NOT clear it up.

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Thanks for the suggestion, I feed Sugarbaby a teaspoon of Greek yogurt every morning when I have mine so it would be easy to add the Angel Eyes.

BTW, Sugarbaby loves the new Wellness food and picks around the old food that the breeder sent home with her, and the transition has been seamless.
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