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Old 08-05-2011, 10:57 PM
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My dog has a tear stain. Why does this happen? Should it happen frequently?
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:04 PM
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Don't quote me on it, but I believe that the tears just have something in them that create the red tint, and it's completely normal to have happen. I actually had asked how to get rid of them just a couple days ago, so if you need information on that, just check the thread out.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:06 PM
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Some breeds/individuals tear more than others. Sometimes it's anatomical (dogs with bulging eyes or blocked tear ducts), sometimes it's caused by ear infections, sometimes it's a reaction to low quality food or an allergy (food or environment), and I'm sure there are other causes for tearing. The stains themselves occur because when moisture sits there on the dog's face stuff (red yeast and bacteria) starts to grow there turning the fur reddish.

Most dogs that tear will continue to tear unless there is something like an allergy or being on low quality food that is causing it. Tucker has tear stains, but they were MUCH worse when he was teething, I think that is also a cause of tearing.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:40 PM
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I will be changing his food from Iams to Blue buffalo, most likely. I looked into it and it's probably because of the food he is on. Unfortunately I bought a big bag of Iams and have to feed it to him for now.
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