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I will soon be looking for a snow white female. I have heard the eye staining is genetic. Does anyone have info about this. I don't want a cream either. I have seen several snow white adults that don't have the staining.
 

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Can't say specifically for Poodles, but with Maltese TS can be genetic, related to diet, water source or teething. Some dogs require surgery to fix blocked or deformed tear ducts, so I would think those cases are genetic. Other times changing diet or giving filtered water solves the problem.
 

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You could always invest in a filter for your tap. I've been thinking about for the dogs and cooking. I have a water cooler for me b/c it dispenses ice cold water, LOL.
 

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Mandy had really weapy eyes when teething then it stopped. I was using bottled water at that time though as Casey had the runs forever and we tried a few things since we on well water.
She also got a bladder infection and they got icky as well but now at almost 2 never a problem

I get the odd hard thing to pick out but never staining
 

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Not all eye staining is genetic, it can be from teething, excess tearing, yeast infection, the pooling space at the corner of the eye is too small to collect a lake of tears. Another theory is that a low grade infection of the throat works its way up into the lacrimal duct and causes scarring. My Mom got a beautiful dry eyed girl from Murray Poodles; http://www.murraypoodles.com/index.html, you can see this snow white girl on our web page;http://www.patriotpoodles.com/PhotoAlbum.html about half way down. Cotton Candy is 2 years and has never had an eye problem. The other breeder I know with beautiful whites is Justin; http://wildwoodpoodle.com/index.html
 

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one of my poodles does stain, but we wipe it daily.

my white female,Jamie, does stain, but I have noticed its more when allergens are out and about (like hay fever?)

as a general rule if the mom and dad are both really weepy, their offspring may be as well
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