I have an all white Havanese and her little face is always stained. I asked the vet about this and was told that this is normal for the breed and to wash her face every day. Well I wash her face every night just before I brush her out, but it never gets better. I have tried the stain remover from petsmart...and no it didn't work. There is advertising on the net about Angel eyes, an additive in the dogs food that is supposed to clear this up. Anyone know about this stuff? What do Breeders use with their dogs? Thanks for any help with this.
***Edited By: Littledogsmom on 11/3/2005 12:00:51 PM*** Reason: sp
I have a white poodle with tear staining also and I have tried different products to rid of them w/o success.
I have tried antibiotics, drainage, changing his food and I have not been able to stop his tearing.
I have a theory that his staining is due to hairs falling in his eyes because I have to constantly remove them every single day. What I am trying now (I am not sure it will work) is to let his hair grow. Grow and grow as to cover all his face and hopefully because his face is going to be protected by all his coating no loose hairs will fall in his eyes. What do you think? Is this stupid?
I have a Bichon Frise and she had some tear stains...and I tired EVERYTHING out there and they didn't work. I tried the "home" remedies that have been suggested too.
The ONLY thing that worked was Angles Glow. It is a mild antibiotic which kills the red yeast the is overproducing in the tears that drain down the face.
I used it for almost a month and they cleared up. It took care of the stains around the mouth cause by the saliva.
I wouldn waste my money on the other products. If the tear stains come back, I'll use it again.
Now the Angel eyes, is made by a different company, and is a cheaper version of Angels glow. I got a email from the Angle eyes company that somehow got my email address from the angels glow site. I really don't trust a company that will get the emails of a customer of the competition.
added: I see now that both products are the same price. The Angels Glow has Corn Flour, Wheat flour, natural chicken liver flavor, lamb meal, chicken, rice flour, tylosin as tartrate, powdered cellulose, corn syrup, vegetable oil, mono and di-glycerides, brown # 9, yellow #5 and lecithin. in it. The Angels eye has just 100% pure beef liver, tylosin as tartrate.
The tylosin as tartrate is the antibotic in it. You can get the tylosin at a feed store for a fraction of the cost without all the "other stuff" and a lot bigger container.
***Edited By: JBG on 11/3/2005 3:17:14 PM*** Reason: added
Thank you all so much, I was a little afraid to use Angel Glow or Angel Eyes because I didn't understand what it was and how it worked. This has been very helpful. I think I would like to try the cider vinegar too, how much do you add to the drinking water?
I use Eye Envy products (the liquid antibiotic to kill the bacteria in the "damp" area under the eye) and the white powder which keeps the area dry. It works great. The liquid has to be refrigerated after opening. You can order it from their site on the web.
I use eye envy, only the powder. Plus I also add non fat plain yogurt to my poos food. I notice a difference if they miss their yogurt a few days. But what I use works just fine, and its with out the antibiotic parts. Eye envy supposedly has come out with a liquid that needs no refridgeration too. I don't need it.
i have a bichon frise/toy poodle mix and he had horrible tear stains- the vet said normal for this breed and really nothing can be done- i tried many tear stain removers- i mean like every one out there- wasted tons of money and none of them worked- untill i was told about angels glow- this stuff does work 100% true results, bentley had tear stains very bad and with in weeks i started seeing improvement. its the new hair that grows in is tear free so you cut or have a groomer cut all the old stained hair and then when the new hair grows it isnt stained- i swear by angels glow- and its well worth the price. and once you get all the tear stains gone you only have to give angels glow 2 days a week then to keep the stains away. bentley is about 7 pounds now so a bottle lasts me a long time. I just recentley got anther pup shes maltese and bichon frise mix and really has no tear stains but still put angels glow in her food every morning. its a orangish color powder you sprinkle on their food. i think it has a werid taste and at first it was hard to get bentley to eat his food with this on it- so i mixed it with gerber baby food the meat one- so every morning he got a half jar of gerber meat baby food mixed with the angels glow and im telling ya it worked! if it worked on bentley which he had tear stains very bad from the day i got him, then it will work on any dog. just remember to have the old stained hair cut off and the new will grow in- and it makes them look so much more attractive with out the stains- imho
Alldogslover: I think its a great idea cos hair in eyes will also cause eye problems that can cost a whole lot more money than letting them grow their hair and mom, what about using natural whiteners(ask a pet groomer or vet what is the best to use or something natural that works that won't cause irritation-Vets and groomers would know what works and what doesn't. I hope that helps! My late mother had a silver poodle who had that in his eyes and there wasn't anything WE knew of(probably not invented yet) to fix that problem-luckily he wasn't the show dog of the family(his parents were and his siblings were-not him) My thing is my white kitten(I also have her solid white father cat) gets into everything and gets stains on her white fur a lot! you'd think she was trying to color herself!My lil Teyah is soo adorable and gets into everything right along with her brown tabby brother(Trey) They had such a look of accomplishment one their lil faces!(heheheeheheh)
I have researched the tear stain issue and found that both Angel Glow and Angel Eyes have only one common ingredient: Tylosin. I checked with Omaha Vaccines and they sell Tylosin for $35.49 for 100 grams (their phone number is: 1-800-367-4444. However, they could not tell me the dosage for this usage. So what I need to find out id how much Tylosin is contained in the 30 gram bottle of Angel Eyes? Once we know that, we can mix wioth anything our gogs like - and be providing the treatment for a fraction of the price for these two produts. Even if the 30 gram bottle was pure Tylosin (which is surely not the case) buying Tylosin in bulk is 1/3 the price. So does anyone know the actual amount of Tylosin in these products?
Not sure if this is the correct thread to ask this question, but here goes. I have a fawn colored Puggle. He does not stain, just tears, I wipe his eyes once a day. He has been on Purina puppy chow because that is what they gave me when we "rescued" him. I have just started him on Science diet for Puppies, will this help? It seems to be tears, not gooey or sticky just tears.
Norma, tear stains are most common on white dogs, I don't think he will have stains that will be noticable. My dogs get tears both tears and what I call "eye goobers" after they sleep. I have never had a dog that did not have this at least once and a while. Science diet is not a very good food, neither is Purina, there are much better foods out there. Although I am not sure if food affects tears and staining?
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