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Are you having to rinse a lot of goop directly from his eyes? If so I would check in with the vet. Maybe the vet can suggest what might be safest to rinse your dog’s eyes, especially if you suspect some kind of environmental or seasonal allergy might be a factor. It sounds like you suspect something is going on, beyond typical tear staining. I think whatever risks involved in a rinse the vet suggest probably outweighs the discomfort of the dog, but that’s just me. I do remember reading an article a while back that talked about how antibiotics were over prescribed for a while to treat tear stains cosmetically, and sometimes it can be yeast. I think they can even swab and test.
The trouble with tear stains is they can be caused by a couple of different things, and they’re all treated differently, and it takes time to see results. If you can rule out or treat allergies, a drainage problem, etc. with the vet, you might eliminate months of trial and error.