My puppy (american eskimo) has tear drops//stains around her nose, how do I clean that off? She doesn't really like me rubbing there w/ my finger (although I do it anyway). So, yeah any advice is greatly appriciated!!(sp)
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there is a product call eye envy, I have been told it works great. I have never tried it. It also depends on the age of your dog. From the pic, it looked Like a puppy. Puppy eyes will tear while they are teething, and then sometimes it goes away. Make sure there isn't anything wrong, and the amount of tears are normal. Otherwise, give it a try. good luck
Also if you get a good whitening shampoo, be careful not to get it in the eyes but after you get the shampoo on the stain, brush it out with a flea comb. Sometimes this breaks up any gunk in there and helps clean it out.
It can also be caused by the minerals in your water. I use Eye Envy for my Himalayan cat and it works really well. You just have to keep at it. You have to use it every day until the stains are gone and then twice a week or so to keep them clear. I recommend the starter kit.(there is one for dogs and one for cats but it's the same stuff) It has cotton pads soaked with the liquid and then a powder that you brush in after. Also, the tech at my vet's office has a white poodle and she swears by Angels Glow. It's something you sprinkle on the food that keeps the stains from forming in the first place. I couldn't use that because I feed everybody together and only one is white and had the problem. But it might work for you.
Hey thanks guys, Wiley is been having trouble with this the last month or so. I was thinking it was the cold.
I have to check his food (Canidae), Icy said it may be beet pulp if it has it or fiber. I know he is on pure water. It seems like one day he is great and the other day he is tearing. Kinda follows the weather. ???
I read that beet pulp causing tear stains is a myth. The beet pulp used in pet foods is sugar beets which are actually white. I researched it before because my food does contain it and I was thinking of switching foods. It's actually the yeast growth from the tears on the fur that causes the color of the stains.
my vet said to use viniger. i never tried it, but i told him i was using water and he said it could grow bacteria or somthing. and also my friend has a poodle and it had that problem and she found a shampoo that whitens them. just to add..