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Shih Tzu Tear Staining

We are sharing an informative email correspondence:

Hi, my name is Katie. I came across one of your articles and figured you are the perfect person to ask. I have a 4 year old shih tzu that we adopted.  We have been told antacids help with the tear staining. However, my Peanut won’t eat an antacid no matter what we do. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Hi, Katie.

Start with giving Peanut distilled water, keep a supply in the fridge to replenish the drinking water as needed. Once your Peanut has acclimated to the water change, you might try one additional step by adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 6-8 ounces of distilled water. NOTE it must be the unfiltered kind with the “mother” still in it. It is easily found in most health food stores and better markets in the natural foods section. Hint, read about it — it is good for us bi-peds, too. Braggs is one brand you might see. The ACV will help change the internal ph, and will help prevent the staining.

Next, you can then go and purchase a bottle of “No More Tears shampoo” and apply just one drop and we mean one drop on a cotton ball into warm water and gently rub those stains below your fur kid’s eyes. Then dip another cotton ball in just warm water and wipe away the remains of the baby shampoo, then follow that up with a regular baby wipe.  With a week’s worth of daily cleanings you should very well see a noticeable difference. And by changing to distilled water this problem will be greatly minimized if not eliminated.

Now, please do not think you can use the same shampoo to bathe your Peanut because you should not. Your Peanut has a different Ph to her skin than that product is made for. People shampoo is not for dogs. Additionally, diet is important. It is not good for your Peanut to eat anything but high quality food without lots of artificial stuff and preservatives. Not only will a poor quality diet contribute to this problem it is bad for your fur kid’s health in the long run.

Hope we have helped you, and the cost to you for our effort will be to give your Peanut an enjoyable scratch from us and much love from you.

See our web page on Dog Tear Stains

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Remove Tear Stains and Support Dog Eye Health

The reddish/brownish marks on the inside corner just below the eyes of our dogs we all know as tear stains. You see them most often on light-colored fur, which makes the tear stains more visible. As the name “tear stains” implies, they are caused by an overflow of tears that react with normal bacteria found on the skin which produces the darkened color. A common culprit in producing the esthetically unpleasing tear stain is an organism known as Ptyrosporin or Red Yeast.

Genetics, Health, Allergies, Water, Diet, Fleas, Bacterial and Ear Infections

Low grade bacterial infections in the tear ducts can be the cause of excess tearing and staining along with other possibilities relating to genetics, health, allergies, water, diet, fleas, and even ear infections.

In the case of small dogs, it is not rare that the lower tear ducts are closed off and could possibly be in need of a surgical procedure to have them opened.

Veterinary consultation is appropriate in determining the source of a dog tear staining problem. Have your vet give the dog a complete exam to rule out any serious eye conditions before trying anything.

Caution suggests you refrain from using home formulas.

Dog tear stain home remedies do exist, using mixtures of milk of magnesia, corn starch, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, boric acid and lemon juice. However, harsh ingredients can irritate and make tearing worse. A dog tear stain remover should be free of alcohol or bleach. If such ingredients aren’t mixed properly, using precisely the right strength, and applied safely, you could potentially harm your dog. No solution of this type should be allowed to wick through the facial hair or splash into the pet’s eye, or into the eye area. Caution suggests you refrain from using these home formulas.

An all-natural cleansing solution is readily available

The good news is all-natural cleansing ingredients in an herbal tincture are readily available and will effectively cleanse unsightly tear stains in pets as well as support general eye health by controling bacterial and fungal growth, reducing inflammation and soothing eyes.

What are the Ingredients?

  • Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright) has been used since the Middle Ages to support eye health and soothe eyes, helping to keep eyes bright and healthy.
  • Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) is a well-known and effective herbal cleanser found all over the world.
  • Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile) was regarded as one of the nine sacred herbs given to the world by ancient Anglo-Saxons. In modern times, it is widely used as a gentle cleansing and soothing herb. Chamomile is also an effective tonic for the eye and surrounding area.

No animal products, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Individual ingredients are laboratory-tested, well-researched and natural, safe and effective, guaranteeing you a product of the highest quality, backed by a One Year Unconditional Money Back Guarantee.

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