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Removing Tear Stains







cshellz
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May 16, 2003, 5:51 PM

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Hi guys,

Do you guys have any experience in removing tear stains for your dogs? Sparkle's right eye constantly has some *stuff* coming out and it has stained the corner of his eyes. It now looks a little brownish where the stain is. I try to wipe his eyes everyday with a damp and warm cloth. While I can remove the stuff from his eyes, the stain and the brown colour remains on the fur next to his eyes.

The vet said the stuff coming out of his eye is normal and nothing to worry about and even told me that I could use EyeMo and Optrex on him. So, I'll try that out soon.

But for the stains.....any ideas anyone? Crazy


angekok
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May 16, 2003, 6:27 PM

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Hi, Michelle...

I heard that the contact lenses' saline can be used for that purpose too... Donut is also having some eye discharge too, but because he is dark in colour, can't really notice ler... So, i use only damp cloth to wipe "it" off.

From one of the thread, I also read that letting doggies haf apple cider vineger will help to reduce those discharge... I'm currently trying out on my furkid....

Cheers~~

Lots of Doggies' Love, Ange.


cshellz
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May 17, 2003, 8:38 AM

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Hi angekok, Smile

thanks for your advise. I'm actually already going to start Sparkle on the apple cide vinegar soon. Wink but do you have any suggestions on how to remove the stain which is already on his fur? I can't seem to wipe it off with a cloth and the stain stays! Crazy

Anyone else has experience?


angekok
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May 20, 2003, 9:22 PM

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Hi, Michelle.

I was at the vet clinic with Donut on last Saturday. According to the vet, the tear stain removing solution (available at petstores and clinics) can do the work just fine... Hope this helps alil...

Cheers~~

Lots of Doggies' Love, Ange.


(This post was edited by angekok on May 20, 2003, 9:24 PM)


cshellz
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May 20, 2003, 10:44 PM

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Hi angekok, Smile

Thanks so much!! I saw the tear stain removers from the pet shops too but wanted to wait till I brought Sparkle to the vet to get his opinion first before I used it on him. I was afraid that the chemicals would be too harsh cause it's near the eye area and also because he's still very young.

But if ur vet confirms this, I think it should be ok. Would go and get one to try out. I'll let you know if it works or not!!


angekok
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May 20, 2003, 10:57 PM

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Michelle,

okie okie...hope it works... catch up with u soon....

cheers, pal~~

Lots of Doggies' Love, Ange.


shyeow2
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May 23, 2003, 10:22 PM

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hi there,

my another pup Russel having the same prob as well. I bring him to vet in subang parade, my personal comments would say they quite pro. Besides I get some solution for Russel cough, they also give me the eye drop ( speacial for dog) they didn't charge me on that. I forget the eye drop name, I can find out for u if u needed so. After Russel apply on it, only few days he is going to recover.

I guess you should bring him to vet, pls don't apply eye mol?Unsure
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cshellz
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May 26, 2003, 7:51 AM

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Hi Shirley, Smile

My vet said EyeMo and Optrex is completely ok to use on dogs. Checked with the vet again over the weekend and he said some puppies have a problem with their eye duct so I'll need to massage it a little. As for the stains...I could choose to wait and let it go or try one of the tear stain remover solutions from the petshop. I'll wait another week or two because if possible I don't want to use the chemicals too near his eyes. Only if it doesn't come off I'll go but it to try remove the stains.


anna_kys
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May 29, 2003, 9:45 PM

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I have been using the tear stain remover on my puppy for the past few weeks but the result is not visible yet. I think the solution is quite mild as my puppy enjoys letting me wipe her with the solution every night.

According to my vet, it is pure cosmetic. If you don't mind the stain, all you need to do is to wipe your dog with a wet cotton. However, if the discharge is excessive, then you may need to check with the vet as it may be due to tear duct problem.

 
 




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