My english bulldog Cookie has really bad tear stains. I tried this mixture that someone else told me about but ti really didn't help. She is a very pretty bulldog. She is white with the prettiest brindle markings but she has the awefulest case of tear stains by her eyes and I can't get rid of them. I have washed her face every day since we brought her home at 8 weeks but the stupid staind are still there and just keep getting worse. I did try thos eye stain things from Walmart and those did about as much good as a damp wash cloth. Any ideas? Thanks
I've only had the tearstains in young puppies-they seem to outgrow them. But I found a white cream from Biogroom that you put on. It covers it up, but eventually bleaches them out as well. I've never used it on the puppies-as I feel that would be misleading to my clients, but use it on Duke's mouth area. He always has a section of hair on the side that gets brownish and I use that to bleach it out before competitions. He's such a messy eater! I think I probably got it at PetEdge or Revival Animal Health.
I have started using a product called Angels Glow. It works great!! You just sprinkle a bit in the food every day and low and behold...the stains go away. I have used it of a couple months now on my Bichon...and it has her stains completely gone. You can do a search for the product...since I can't give you the website. I will use it as long as necessary to keep my Bichon's face white.
when I used to show my white persians, most everyone used a diluted boric acid mixture on a cotton ball. I also see a product called diamond eye, but never used it. The boric acid worked very well on tear stains. The liquid boric acid can be purchased at drug emporium in the eyecare section.
Here's a link to a cat forum that talks about it some more.
Thanks for the tips, but the link you gave me talked about eye gunk and build up. I just wanted to know how to get rid oe the tear staind . She has a white face and has tear staind bad. It's not like a discharge or gunky build up or anything, it is just major discoloring of her white face. But thanks for the help anyways. And she is only 6 months old so I'm not sure what I can use or not. My vet told me to try the things at walmart, which I did, but they didn't seem to work at all. Thanks
you didn't read far enough: (I copied it for you below)
I clean my seven persian cats' eyes with a weak boric acid solution twice per day and this prevents staining. There is a commercial product called Bright Eyes that is a boric acid solution. Just spray it onto cotton wool and wipe the eyes. Dry the area with a tissue because dry hair attracts less dirt than wet hair. By cleaning under their eyes twice a day, you won't get any staining. This does not harm the cat in any way, does not sting the eyes and is completely safe.
I have tried everything on the market for the tear stains. None worked until I found the Angels Glow. I tried the peroxide,cornstarch, milk of mag..mixture and it was all a waste of time. I no longer have to do anything with Chloe's eyes. The redish staining is caused by red yeast. The Angels Glow has a mild antibotic in it that kills the yeast. I checked with my vet before giving it to her and he said that the ingredients wouldn't hurt her even in the long run. Chloe weighs 11.5 lbs. and I give her 1/4 teaspoon in her food everyother day or so. Sometimes I miss a few days. Gradually as the hair grows out..the stains are completely gone. You gradually decrease the amount used as time goes on. If it comes back while decreasing...you just add a bit more till it is controlled. It has also made the mouth area white as can be too. I tired the different foods, applecider vinegar you name it.
I hope you find what works for you....I'm really happy now that my "baby" is looking her best.
I have a female Frenchie that is Fawn, in the summer months she does get some brown stain under her eyes. I will shave off that short hair and the new hair grows back in. I haven't noticed it to much lately, could be the Wellness mabe?>>.....Hmmm
Ok as in changing her diet, I am interested in putting her on better food that will not cause so much leathal gases so to say, but I am not sure on whic would be ok for her stomach. I have been told that bulldogs can not have anything with any kind of soy in it as it can cause them major stomach upset. Right now she is on Purina One, one of the few foods that do not have soy bean listed in the ingredients, but she really does have nasty gases. She can clear a room in the matter of a few seconds. I know it sounds funny but when it is during meal time and you are trying to eat and all of the sudden you smell it, omg, you want to get sick rather than finish your meal. Can anyone else give me an idea of a better food that a bully girl can eat without it causing major stomach upset? My vet keeps pushing the Science Diet stuff, but it to has soy listed in it and we already know what soy does to her poor tummy. I swear it is just cus the vets get a kick back for every bag them sell, lol personal opinion there. But any help would be nice. I don't have a lot of time to do research on food and stuff for her cus I am dealing with my other dog's health as well so any help is appreciated. Thanks all