|Barked: Thu Jul 13, '06 12:36am PST |
|There are several things that cause tear staining and in order to completely get rid off the tear staining you have to figure out what is causing it.
Genetics (dogs that are prone to tear staining and pass it on to the next generation and so on)
Poor diet ( feeding a high quality food such as Merricks, Chicken Soup, Innova may help get rid of the tear staining)
Water (tap water or city water can cause tear staining, you need to have them on distilled water)
Allergies, if you dog has allergies this may cause tear staining
Eyes may have overactive tear ducts which can lead to staining or eyelids may not be deep enough to catch the tears causing constant tearing (dogs with short muzzles are prone to this), a vet is the only one who can determine this.
Washing a dog's face can help them from not getting worse but it will not make it go away.
As far as products go, I would not bother with products you buy at your regular pet stores, unless the tear staining is very minor to hardly any at all then they really don't work and are a waste of money.
The products on the market are Eye Envy (a topical)
and Angel Eyes a supplement or antibotic that you sprinkle on the food and it does work wonders and will clear up tear staining and make your dog's entire coat white even the paws if they are stained.
www.angeleyesonline.com and if you want free shipping after checking out the website then go to http://www.botanicaldog.com/products.php?cat=11
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