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Old 11-07-2019, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Poodle People - I have a question about Fritz, a white Mini who is now seven months old (young, actually!). Forum members have been helpful to me in the past and I'm hoping for some ideas now.

Fritz has just lost the last of his deciduous teeth. He has had runny eyes recently and according to the breeder this is common while teething. Whatever the cause the area around his eyes are pretty badly stained. Any ideas for how to reduce or remove the stains? Any experience with this issue?

Fritz actually had double lower canines as the baby canines did not come out. The adult teeth were being displaced so the vet removed the deciduous canines. So he now has all his adult teeth, and the baby teeth are gone as of about a week ago. He was neutered at the same time. He tolerated all this very well and is chasing one of our cats around my study as I type this.

Any ideas would be appreciated!
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This is what all the Maltese people use (Malts also tend to have horrible tear staining during the teething phase!):

https://www.amazon.com/SPA-TropiClea...57907418&psc=1
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I had terrible tear stain issues as well. I believe it stemmed from having bad upset stomachs from eating oak tree flowers and having antibiotics for the first 6-8 months we had him.

I tried everything that was suggested from bottled water to commercial stain remover products. When he was neutered they removed 3 remaining baby teeth that had not come out on their own AND they flushed his tear ducts. Nothing worked.

I was at the vet for a check up and I mentioned that I couldn't get rid of the stains. The tech said that a few people had given their dogs Proviable Forte for stomach issues and noticed tear staining had stopped. I told them to give me some.

I gave it to him daily for about 4 or so weeks and noticed that all of a sudden his tear staining had stopped. I had him groomed and they didn't come back. He still has tearing, but they don't stain and a good washing of the area gets rid of them

Another bonus was that he started eating much, much better. Until then he was giving me fits to find something he would eat. Suddenly, he ate his food more regularly, though he's still fussy. But I can live with it.

Give Proviable Forte a try. It's only available from vets - the stuff they sell on Chewy is a different version. I contacted the company and they confirmed it. It's on the pricey side, but I have since cut back to one pill every other day, and the vet suggested I try giving it once a week. I'm not that brave... I'm afraid to going back to staining and not eating
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Iím assuming the teething is done. Anyone know if thatís true for a 7-month old pup?

His stomach and eating have not been a problem. He enjoys his food and after some initial trial and error he did well on a regimen suggested by the breeder.


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It may not be done at 7 months. Look to see if there are 2 rows of teeth anywhere. Mine still had 3 teeth at 13 months when we had him neutered.

It may NOT be a stomach issue, per se. It just may be something that is unbalanced that the probiotic takes care of.
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For my white tpoo, my groomer turned me on to Bio Groom Stain Free. Only around $10 at Amazon and lasts a really long time.


It has an almost chalky texture, and future tears don't stain over it for a few days until it wears off. It's not greasy, messy, or an irritant. You just put a little dab in the tear stained areas after the hair has been cleaned and dry.

Here's a pic of my boy when his hair was longer, just finishing up at the groomer's. He remains stain-free for a few days, then I wipe that area and apply more when I don't forget about it.

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Hello Poodle People - I have a question about Fritz, a white Mini who is now seven months old (young, actually!). Forum members have been helpful to me in the past and I'm hoping for some ideas now.

Fritz has just lost the last of his deciduous teeth. He has had runny eyes recently and according to the breeder this is common while teething. Whatever the cause the area around his eyes are pretty badly stained. Any ideas for how to reduce or remove the stains? Any experience with this issue?

Fritz actually had double lower canines as the baby canines did not come out. The adult teeth were being displaced so the vet removed the deciduous canines. So he now has all his adult teeth, and the baby teeth are gone as of about a week ago. He was neutered at the same time. He tolerated all this very well and is chasing one of our cats around my study as I type this.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

So for the red staining, I would use what others have suggested. But in the meantime, a good trick to start Fritz getting use to face cleaning is a warm wet wash cloth. Clean around his eyes at least once a day. His tears can be from allergies, pain (teething), or just watery eyes!!
I would not be worried just yet, but just keep up with the cleaning daily and youll notice a difference! The sooner you catch it and stop the stains the better it will be for his coloring.
Our bulldogs have had many eye surgeries and so we know a thing or two about their tears staining their faces. Millie has half her face white and had terrible staining issues after her surgeries. We just use a warn wash cloth and after a few days we noticed a difference. She and Maggie are both thankfully done with eye surgeries but are going blind. Cataracts. We still wash their faces and eyes for those rare days where they are a bit extra teary.



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Iím assuming the teething is done. Anyone know if thatís true for a 7-month old pup?

His stomach and eating have not been a problem. He enjoys his food and after some initial trial and error he did well on a regimen suggested by the breeder.


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Norman is now 8 months old and was very delayed at getting his baby teeth in. Those probably came in around 2-3 months old fully. He now has all his adult teeth since he was around 7 months old. His teething has fully stopped now that the adult teeth are pretty much filly pushed through!! I will say though that he now loves to use his mouth for everything now that hes got these big chomper teeth!!
I would assume Fritz, since his adult came in a week ago, will end teething pretty soon once he is comfortable in them and they are fully pushed through.
Have you thought about brushing his teeth now that his adult teeth are in?
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Renn is a standard nd also get eye staining. I think for him it is environmental . I do keep his face shaved every 4 weeks. I just clean it with warm water 2x a day and it pretty much keeps it away. I also noticed that he will get little eye boogers and if I aam fastidious about getting them off, he face stays cleans. He is almost 2 years old now and it seems as he ages we get less but I think it is something we will always have.
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Thanks to everyone for your responses. Iíll see how we do for the next month or so cleaning his eyes. By that time perhaps his teething will be over if some teeth are still erupting.


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