TEAR STAINING - HOW TO 'VISIBLY' IMPROVE THIS CONDITION
'Reddish brown marks under the eyes of white coated breeds of dogs are unsightly. My bichon frise Toby, has suffered from these marks for many years.
(Jane Millar owner of Toby)
Alternatively try Overby Farm's Tear Stain Supplement. These soft chews support the immune system and lubricate mucous membranes to help with tear stains.
In addition to using an eye care product, owners could also consider modifying their pet's diet. Many commercially produced dog foods contain additives and colourings which may literally 'dye' the colour of the dog's tears. Whilst this discolouration may not be noticed on a darker coloured dog, it will be all too obvious on a white coated breed. Minerals in the water can also play their part so try filling your dog's water bowl with bottled or distilled water. Some people suggest adding a drop of apple cider vinegar to your dog's water bowl. I've never tried this myself but I would hazard a guess that your dog may not be too keen on the taste...
However you decide to treat your dog, be careful of using one of the many American products available online in the UK which contain an antibiotic called Tysolin. The use of Tysolin is illegal in the UK without a vet's prescription and may be harmful to your pet. With long-term use, products containing Tylosin could have a negative effect on your dog's stomach and adversely affect the success of any other antibiotics they may need in the future.
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