a week ago or so there was a post on here that some one posted about their dogs tears smelled. and every one kept saying it was the dogs teeth or something like that. well ive been noticing for awhile now that daisy my maltese-bichon frise mix pup has the same problem. Ive been thinking its been her ears and have been cleaning them out daily- but still the smell never went away and she was just at the vets office and she didnt have a ear infection or even dirty ears, after a bath she smells wonderful for the first few days and then this smell starts. a very strong smell like something rotton or something very hard to exsplain but its her tears that smell this way. Daisy has one of her eye lids that the corner rolls under so it irriates her eye so it waters. she has no infection in her eye the vet checked it out. but the vet said to use this tri antibotic ontiment when needed if her eye looks irriated and i put some in her eye a few days ago and the smell was gone with in a few hours and then yesterday her eye area started smelling horrible again so i put some more of this onitment in her eye and now the smell is way better. of coarse i didnt bring this up with the vet because she had a bath and wasnt stinky and i didnt think it was her eye at that time- i thought her ear but i smell right in her ears and there is no smell. and again no eye infection to cause such a smell. she doesnt have tear stains - but its a yeasty rotton smell that is very bad smelling and when i rub her face on mine the smell like gets on me and smells rotton- so now i know that this cream works in killing the smell- what could this be? there was anther person that posted she had the same problem i dont know what kind of dog it was , but i dont have this problem at all with bentley and he does have some tear stains. what causes this smell? im going to call the vet tomororw and tell him whats going on and see if he can give me anther tube of this tri antibotic ( i forgot to grab the tube to list the name) and ask him why after a few days of being washed does her face smell very bad- but this cream works wonders and knocks the smell right down for a day or two and then it gets bad again. with no infection in her eye what causes this yeasty smell? i guess would be the term for it- very very werid and i dont understand what causes this smell. any one know? it isnt coming from her teeth and the vet just checked her out and every thing is great, cant find any info on line about yeasty smells on maltese dogs or any longer haired dog. please help.. theresa
I also am having the same problem with my male shih tzu. We now call him Cheetos because thats exactly what it smells like. If you could post the name of the ointment so I could give it a try. Thanks for any help you could offer.
At the grooming shop I work in, my boss recommends using the same over the counter ointment that we would use for ourselves. You definatly want the ointment, not the drops. It works great for her little long haired dogs, and customers have said it works great for their dogs. Most of smell is just what it smells like, yeast. Wet hair around the eyes grows yeast, so it smells. The eye tears so much becuase the dogs body is tring to rid a foreign thing. Lots of luck to you all
I don't want to break any rules, but there is an excellent website called maltese only you should search for. They have several articles about tear staining. I believe what a few of you are descibing is a type of yeast infection. The best way to deal with tear staining is to stop it from the source; diet or water source.