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Old 08-02-2011, 09:49 AM
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Default Removing dog tear stains?

Maybe I missed it, but I couldn't find a post on removing tear stains. So I was just wondering what ways you guys have found effective for removing tear stains from white fur.


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Old 08-02-2011, 11:43 AM
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Depending what you feed, better food can help. Raw has helped some dogs. In some cases antibiotics for life is the 'answer'.. which is a poor answer.

Apparently Angel eye's makes an antibiotic free version these days. It's a daily supplement, and is pricey.. Depends how much the tear stains offend you. I deal with the fact my one cocker has them as food hasn't fixed it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:46 AM
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Angel eyes works great on my moms Bichon
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Papillon right?

What worked for me was going to a food with no grain and no beet pulp.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:44 PM
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I'm thinking about switching her over to TOTW, now that she doesn't have a problem with chewing bigger sized kibble, and do you guys think that would be a good choice for her? I've heard lots of Papillon owners feed it, and I know a local springer spaniel breeder sells it so it works out.

And they don't bother me horribly, as you can only see it on the left eye because the white goes up a little farther. I also read that warm water on a cottonball removes it, but I'm kind of skeptical but I think I'll try it.

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Old 08-02-2011, 02:13 PM
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Papillons can in fact chew... it should probably be encouraged with every meal. ^.^

Mine eat normal size kibble (when I feed kibble) I don't go for small breed size chunks unless it happens to be on sale.
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We only had her on a smaller sized kibble because with her older food, she would take about a minute to chew just one kibble or she'd just chew it and spit it out... that was our reasoning for the smaller size. She certainly can chew though.
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I recommend a grain-free food with no added dyes. NaturVet makes a tear stain remover that really helped Jack when I first got him.

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We only had her on a smaller sized kibble because with her older food, she would take about a minute to chew just one kibble or she'd just chew it and spit it out... that was our reasoning for the smaller size. She certainly can chew though.
That sounds like my toy poodle, he can chew a normal kibble piece but he gets tired or bored if he eats more than two pieces.

For a grain free kibble I recommend Earthborn holistic primitive natural and it has 38% protein more than totw Primitive Natural - Ingredients : Earthborn Holistic Pet Food , the pieces are small enough for my toy poodle to chew.

This is size comparation pic I took for another forum:

propac puppy small breed (left) EB primitive natural (middle) kirland chicken adult (right)



This pic is of the propac, but it gives you an idea of the EB primitive.

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I'm having the same problem with Emma and recently Rylie. Rylie has summer allergies and has always gotten wet eyes during this season. Emma has had tear stains since she was a little puppy and has allergies in the spring/summer.

My dogs are on raw and drink filtered water... I wipe their eyes multiple times a day, so I'm not sure what else to do. I don't want to put them on antibiotics, and I'm not sure how well the natural tear stain stuff works. I'll probably try that next, though.
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