hello again.. any one tried any of these products for tear stain? ive read some where that the angels glow works good and i havnet heard much on the diamond eye? i have a 8 week old white bichi-poo pup and ive tried using these remoistened pads from petsmart that really didnt work. so ive read alittle bit on this angels glow and they say it works? anyone tried this? and the diamond eyes??? ive read alot on the tear staining and i am watching everything i give bentley to make sure it has no added color to food/treats ect and did take him for his puupy well check and he said he didnt have a eye infection that these kind of dogs just have these tear stains. ive read also that some people bleach the hair around the eyes and i dont want to do that at all. do these products contain peroxide? but safe enough to use? i just dont want to shell out more money for something that isnt going to work. even just alittle bit would help. if i knew how to down load and send you a pic of my little guy i would and you can see how bad it is . well not that bad but very noticable and i do clean his face daily with a warm wash clothe that seemed to help more then these pads i got . he hated them and wouldnt let me even get it around his eye but he loves the wash cloth and sucks on it and lets me wash his face.... so if anyone out there can give me some advice i sure would apprecaite it . is this worth a try? any one have any thing to add obout these tear stains?? anything work for them that you dont read obout? i do know there is a lot of factors to the tear stains and again i dont want to use human bleach on my bentley. gosh i get my hair highlighted and the fums obout knock me over and burn my eyes and its nto even by my eyes. thanks and i hope to hear from some one. theresa
Don't waste your money on Diamond Eye, it's crap and does nothing. I know many who do use Angel Glow with great success, however, you must be aware that it does contain an antibiotic (Tylen, I believe). I, personally, don't want my dogs on unneeded antibiotics so have never used it.
There is a recipe that many use with great success that consists of Milk of Magnesia, cornstarch & peroxide. You make a paste of it and leave it on overnite, then brush/wash off the next morning. It takes several applications to get it white and then you must do it at minimum weekly or so to keep up with it.
Here's a link that contains some good info & links to other remedy/prevention sites.
THe only product I've used with any real noticeable success is Eye Envy, but IMO it is quite expensive.
Try going to your local discount store and purchasing a water filtration pitcher & give your dogs only filtered water. Many have excellent results by doing this. I know some how give a Tums per day and seems to help some (changes the pH/alkaline level of the dog's system).
Now, after saying all that, I must say I've tried them all and I just gave up. Thankfully, my dogs are kept with shaved faces so I just shave it all off every other week (I have two that have staining issues, the other two don't). The two with staining problems get their face washed every morning with a warm washcloth and then I dab on a bit of antibiotic cream (like Neosporin) which does help some, but it no way keeps their red yeast stain free. I also keep Bandit's hair pulled up out of his eyes as his staining is much worse if left down.
There are many products on the market for the tear stains. Diamond eye I have never been impressed with myself. Bio-groom makes some good products for this as well. Even a cheaper product called Crystal eye works better than the more expensive Diamond eye and is available in the pet stores.
.......Milk of Magnesia, cornstarch & peroxide. You make a paste of it and leave it on overnite, then brush/wash off the next morning. It takes several applications to get it white and then you must do it at minimum weekly or so to keep up with it
I tried this on my Bichon, didn't touch his tear stains. :( Right now we're using angel's glow, have been for a little over a week and I do think it's less, though not gone yet. I've been having a heck of a time getting him to eat the stuff and have resorted to mixing it with peanut butter! Tried on his dry food, he wouldnt touch it, with cheese, nope, with canned food, he'd eat it but ever so slowly. The peanut butter he eats in no time, Just today I accidently put my finger in my mouth after getting his "treat" ready, and I have to admit, it's yucky tasting!
--YOur puppy may outgrow the tear stains, some say they continue through teething. Baxter is almost 10 months old so It's not looking good for his stopping I dont think.
Bandit is 3.5 and still has issues with it (he also has sensitive tummy issues so that may have something to do with it). I do find that just merely washing their faces daily with a warm wash cloth & dabbing on the antibacterial cream helps somewhat, but like I said, I just gave up on totally eliminating them, especially since they get face shaves every other week anyway.