Never tried it, internal? If it is excessive, you might wanna have your vet check for eye issues like distichia, or tear duct probs. during your next exam. Tear staining is common though, and pretty normal most of the time. I usually suggest a good food (I feed innova), funny how food comes up in sooooo many things, lol, and some diluted peroxide on a cotton ball (don't get it IN the eye) helps break up the enzymes, and reduce the tear staining in my experience.
Angels Eyes is a food additive that you add to your dogs food. It is ONLY used internally.
It has two ingredients- beef liver and tylosin. The beef is there to make the bitter taste of the tylosin more palatable.
Tylosin is an antibiotic- it is used to kill the bacteria in the tears and thus stop it from bonding with the oxidising iron deposits in the tears. It is this bonding process that results in the red yeast (ie. red tear stains).
Short term use of tylosin is pretty safe. Long term- who knows- there has never been any long term research into it.
It will not reduce the amount of tears nor will it whiten the existing stains. It will though prevent any further staining- you will probably need to continue using it ad finitum- albeit at a much reduced rate.
You might find that diet change will work as well. The difficulty being identifying the offending items.
Other then the tylosin based products there are natural alternatives that work. I used to use angels eyes but now use a natural product that works just as well but is actually good for dogs.
Well please tell me what it is, I stopped using the food additive one, still am using the topical kind.I have started making her food from scratch, she likes chicken and veggies. I would love to know what you find works. Thanks
This is Miya our 4 lb pomapoo and Tyson our 95 lb boxer playing together
I use Angel Eyes on my Maltese and have for about a year. I will say she had turned a redish color from constantly licking herself and had bad tearstains. I had her trimmed and shaved off all the yucky tear stains and she is beautiful and has been every since I started using it.
She doesn't seem to tear as much, because it's hardly ever wet below her eyes, but when she does, it is clear. The rest of her body is also white. She is allergic to grass and it seems everything else, so she is constantly itching or licking. No fleas, just allergies.
I would recommend this to anyone that has a problem with tear staining!!! I don't know the long term effects, if there are any. But my vet read the ingredients and said he didn't see anything wrong with it.