About a month, ago I have purchased a 6 month old Havanese puppy that had terrible tear stains. I have tried a number of different tear stain removers to get rid of those tear stains, but absolutely nothing worked! Two days ago, in desperation, I began to wipe her face off with just a regular peroxide (avoiding the eye contact ofcourse), and what an amazing difference in just two days!!! I am worried though, whether peroxide is safe for my puppy. Can anyone advise??
Groomers are constantly asked about tear staining. Tear stains can be caused from excessive tearing, genetics, health, diet, or fleas. It all depends on the prevention and what you are doing about it. You must understand why your dog is tear staining and how to control it, or just removing the stains will do no good. It will come back, and can get worse. Most veterinarians believe that the cause of tear stains is excessive tearing. When the face is wet from tearing, this becomes a virtual haven for bacteria and yeast. The most common type of yeast found on dog tear stains is called Red Yeast. It causes a deep reddish brown stain. This can also be a result of an infection in the tear duct, which can cause excessive tearing and staining. If your dog has tear stains, visit your veterinarian. It is not unusual to find a dog that has clogged tear ducts, which the vet can take care of. 20% of small dogs are born with lower tear ducts that are actually closed. If this is the case, they will need to be surgically opened. Ear infections can also cause excessive tearing. The ears must be tried after a bath. Make sure to use a ear drying product. Hair inside the ear can easily be removed with tweezers or eye brow pluckers. Frequently clean the ears, this will help keep ear infections away, and keep the tear stains away. There are several good ear cleaning products, ask your veterinarian for a recomendation, or he/she may sell their own.
I never tried the Angels Glow, but I heard quite a bit about it. I was thinking about purchasing it, but I was told that Angels Glow is some type of antibiotic, and I'm not sure whether I should give it to my girl. Also, I heard that is tastes really badly.
MARYJANE, thanks for your advice. I think that is exactly what I will end up doing - visiting a vet.
Bajka, hi glad to see you post. How is your new puppy doing? I have 3 Havanese and one of the three has real bad tear staining. We use Angle Eyes and it works wonders. It is expensive at first but after 3 months you cut back on the amount used. I took Sophie to the groomers and had her face trimmed then with a clean slate we started to use Angel Eyes and we have no stains at all. We add this to her can food in the morning, everyday and I am amazed. You can not miss a day tho, cause then it won't work. Good luck. http://www.angeleyesonline.com
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You are so lucky to have 3 Havanese dogies. I just love Havanese!!! I wonder why they are not that popular of a breed. They are sweet, beautiful and great companions.
My puppy is doing much better. Thanks for asking. She is still fearful of people though, especially men, but she's coming along. It will take a while for her to be 100% ok, but I do see improvement, both physical and behavioral. I believe in this little girl!
As far as the Angels Eyes product goes, I don't know too much about it. I did hear about it, but I never acually heard if it works or not. I did hear about Angels Glow though. Is Angels Eyes something similar?
I've used both products with great results. When the tear stains were gone, I stopped giving it to her. I only gave it to here when the stains were visible. Certain times of the year are worse because of allergies, I assume. Any way, you don't have to give it to them for the rest of their lives...just when the stains are bad. You can give it in smaller doses with good results. It is the only thing that worked for my Bichon. Either product it good. The Angels Glow is more chicken based...the Angel Eyes is more beef based. The both do work. As far as the taste...I do believe that dogs have different taste bud than we do....or why else would they eat dog food. I don't think the taste is really important. Maybe for some dogs..but you can always mix it with applesause or something good to have them eat it. Chloe' didn't have a problem with eating it mixed with her food and a bit of warm water.
i have a bichon/toy poodle mix and when we got him at 7 weeks he had horrible tear stains and i tried everything and i kept dishing out all this money for all these products that never worked. I finially tried angels glow and this does work! i can tell you that it works wonderful and takes the tear stain problem away. I sprinkle it in bentleys food in the morning (its a powder) and when the hair grows out with the stains the new grows and no more tear stains. you do have to give every day and after a few months of every day then you can go down to like 3-4 times a day. to keep the stains away. i ran out and its hard to find where i live and i have to order it on line and its about 28.00 for a bottle that lasts me like 3 months if not more but the amt you give is based on weight. and bentley is now even only 6.6 pounds, but anyways i ran out and i forgot to get some and he went with out it for a few weeks and the staisn came back so im back at it again and the stains are going away well the new hair is growing in stain free and his eyes dont water like they use to. this is very safe and i highly recommend it. as i stated before i tried everything under the sun and nothing worked at all. he looks so differnt when he has tear stains and ppl look at him like hes some old scruffy not taking care of dog- and when hes all stain free hes so cute and everyone tells me hes the cutest thing ever bentley is now 10 months old and im guessing i will have to use angels glow forever now but its well worth it once you see the results.
I have fortunately used both angel glow and angel eyes. I have a papillon that gets terrible eye stains. Both products work well to remove the stains, but Angel glow works a lot better in my opinion. Angel glow got rid of the stains quicker, and kept them away. Apparently the taste is not as palatable to my little girl, as the angel eyes is however.
I have used every possible topical tear stain remover, and they all just seemed to make the problem worse as well as irritate the area. Angel Glow works wonders : )
I just joined this web site and am so happy. I inherited a Shit Su and recently have noticed her little eyes being really stained a dark red and from reading your letters realize that it is a Red Yeast. I have been real worried and will probably take her to the vet which she hates because she is so afraid but am worried it might be the cause of some other problems as possibly the ear probl;em as she does shake her head and i do have medication for that. My question is where does one order Angel Glow as it is more chicked based and she is allergic to beef products. Would greatly appreciate any suggestions and thank you
I have three Maltese dogs. I have been giving only one of my dogs Angels Glow and this dog quickly developed diarrhea. The diarrhea is getting better since I stopped giving Angels Glow. The Angels Glow has a strong medicinal smell. Has anyone noticed the medicinal smell? I'm going to try Angel Eyes to see if that formula is better tolerated for this one dog that needs help for tear staining.
Welcome to TP! You will have more luck if you start your own post. Many people will notice this is an old thread and not reply. The advice from the groomer on this thread is dead on. A lot of people don't realize how complicated tearstaining is. Your mailbox is closed/full or I would have sent you some helpful info. Some of it would be against the rules to post though. Feel free to PM me. What kind of dog do you have? I own a Maltese and can tell you that many Maltese specific sites offer excellent tearstaining info.
My dogs used to have problems with tear stains. I've used most of the tear stain removal products out there (most don't work that well & the ones that do are expensive). I started giving them distilled water instead of tap water. That actually worked better than anything.
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I have a 3 year old buff colored cockapoo and she has terrible tear stains during certain months of the year. We put Angel Eyes in her food, but the problem is that sometimes the dog will either refuse to eat it or they will only pick at it, not solving the problem.