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Old 02-20-2013, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When we got our little Kinzie as an adult from a family who could not care for her she had tear stains, she still tears a lot and has tear stains. I don't really want to use angel eyes since the vet says it's just a cosmetic thing. I am feeding her TOTW high prairie formula because thus far it's the only food she'll eat. She was eating junk "Ol Roy (shudder) when we got her and does not like Wellness, or any brand you can get at PetSmart. My question: What common food allergies cause staining and what foods do not have those ingredients in them? And does anyone with a toy who Had tear staining been successful in curing it? I also give her distilled water. She was under-weight when we got her as well so I assume she didn't like the junk food either.
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I cannot offer why your dog has tear stains, but what I used to do with my dog that had it was just wipe the area once or twice daily with warm water to keep it from getting gooped up (that's the technical term ).
I assume Kinzie doesn't have her face shaved? That's another way to keep the face easier to stay clean - if you like that look.
I have used Angel Eyes and it does work, but after an extended use it wasn't as effective.
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Sophie is not a poodle, but she had staining as a pup, and when she was teething. It continued to some degree into early adulthood, especially when she was stressed, or stayed in a dusty atmosphere. I used to bathe the area daily with a home made lotion involving witch hazel and Boric powder - loads of recipes on the internet. I'm not sure that it was any more effective than just warm water, but it made me feel I was doing my best! I changed her to raw/home cooked food when she was about 18 months old - it has never recurred since then.
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When we got our little Kinzie as an adult from a family who could not care for her she had tear stains, she still tears a lot and has tear stains. I don't really want to use angel eyes since the vet says it's just a cosmetic thing. I am feeding her TOTW high prairie formula because thus far it's the only food she'll eat. She was eating junk "Ol Roy (shudder) when we got her and does not like Wellness, or any brand you can get at PetSmart. My question: What common food allergies cause staining and what foods do not have those ingredients in them? And does anyone with a toy who Had tear staining been successful in curing it? I also give her distilled water. She was under-weight when we got her as well so I assume she didn't like the junk food either.

I wonder if there is a lasting effect of the food, maybe with the dye or something. I am so glad she has parents that are now feeding her good food and looking after her. I hope it clears up soon
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