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Charlottesville, VA 22911

Tear Stains

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 by Jenna

The January 2007 issue of “Dog Fancy” addresses the question of tear stains.  These red marks are most easily seen on white dogs like the Maltese and often owners hope that we can clean the red away.  While we can clip away some of it there is little chance of it washing out.  This intense stain is caused by watering eyes which attract bacteria and yeast.  The discoloration is unfortunately not as easily removed as mud!  In fact, keeping a dog’s face white is a daily process.  “Dog Fancy” recommends scheduling a check-up with your veterinarian to first make sure that the staining is not caused by allergies or irritation.  Second, they suggest limiting your dog’s diet to foods which are free from additives and preservatives.  Finally, they recommend that daily grooming include the use of a tear stain removal product.  All of this is much more than we are able to offer during a single haircut.

Meimei “Boothe’s” owner highly recommends Angels Eyes as a method of tear stain removal.  See their website for more information.

Archived from “The Paw Report:”  Issue #9, March.

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