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Is There a Cure for Maltese Eye Stain?

Maltese eye stain Maltese eye stain or "dog tear staining" is probably the most talked about topic for Maltese owners. Although my Maltese dog Marley doesn't suffer too much from it, many of her friends at our local Maltese Meetup group do.

I've read countless articles about this common Maltese problem and wanted to find a way to help other Maltese owners. I decided to condense all of this valuable information on Maltese dogs into an easy-to-read format.

I found out that there are many ways to prevent dog eye stains once you know the exact source of the problem. Finding the cause of your Maltese tear stains is the key to preventing or even curing dog eye stain.

Begin your journey to finding the best solution for your Maltese dog tear staining problem by reading this important article first:
Could Maltese Health Problems Be Causing Dog Eye Stain? >>

What dog tear stain remover worked for your Maltese dog? Tell us about it.


Maltese Eye Stain Causes

  • Health - tear staining can become a problem due to excess tearing, blocked tear ducts, genetics, or simply cutting teeth.
  • Environment - many dog eye stains are due to the environment causing irritation or allergies.
  • Food & Water - eye stain can even be a result of the type of food or water you give your Maltese.
  • Genetics - heredity plays a large role in the amount of tear staining your Maltese dog has.

Maltese Eye Stain Solutions

  • Natural Remedies - try out a few of these remedies to naturally rid your Maltese of tear stains.
  • Topical Treatments - there are many mixtures you can create and apply around your dog's eyes to reduce eye stain.
  • Antibiotics - although a controversial subject, sometimes antibiotics is the only way to get rid of chronic tearstaining.
  • Other Medications - there are even a few over-the-counter medications you can use to treat dog eye stains.

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What Other Maltese Maniacs Have Suggested

Click below to see Maltese eye stain solutions from other Maltese Maniacs...

Taste of the Wild Grain-Free 
I switched dog foods!!! To Taste of the Wild Grain-Free . Since I have been feeding this food, which I exchange every few months with Blue Buffalo, …

Home Cooked Dog Food for Tearstain 
I do not have a Maltese but I have a Shih Tzu and a Poodle Terrier mix. Both with tearstain problems. The vet told me that it is part of their genetics …

Angel's Eyes For Tear Stains 
My Maltipoo had terrible tear stains under and all over his eyes. Nothing worked to remove them. Then I heard of this product called Angel's Eyes. …

Cure Eyestain with Homemade Food 
I stumbled on this by accident to help cure eyestain. Three months ago my otherwise very healthy purebred, 6- year old male Maltese came down with a case …

Using Angels Eyes 
I have used Angels Eyes for years (my Teddy is 4 years old) and there is never any staining. I ran out once and the staining showed up again - I make …

Avoid Pet Foods with Dye 
I have two Maltese dogs. Both had severe red tear stain. I took one to a dog opthalmologist who suggested surgery to close the tear ducts. Fortunately, …

Angels Eyes Helps With Tearstains 
Angels Eyes helps alot! You put it in their food, or their water. Either way it doesn't matter. I've been using this for my dog Lilly for quite awhile …

Remove Tear Staining with Bottled Water 
I give him purified water from a bottle to reduce tear staining. It is less expensive and there are no harmful chemicals. It took about a week to see …

Diet Stops Dog Tear Stains 
We have 3 Maltese dogs and have found our tear stains were coming from the food they eat (Iams). We have since changed to a food we get from our vet. We …

Tear Stain Remedies - Clip Fur 
We adopted Charlie our Beloved Maltese several years ago,he had shocking tear staining to his face also his Paws when he arrived, I tried all sorts of …

Orijen Dog Food and Angels Eyes 
I took my dog of all grain and feed him Orijen dog food now, its gluten and frain free and gave him Angels Eyes for about a week and kept his face …

Angel Eyes for Dogs 
I use Angels Eyes to remove dog eye stain. You can also order Angels Eyes online. It's a little pricey, but worth it for your furry friend.

Dog Tear Stain Remover - Peroxide 
A great dog tear stain remover is half and half mixture of distilled water and peroxide, works wonders! Be careful not to get in dogs eyes. I use a q tip. …

No Dog Eye Stain - Fluffy 
I use a hot towel to remove dog eye stain on my Maltese - do this every time immediately after dog has been fed. Use fairly hot water and wet a small towel …

Bentley's Eye Stain Remedy 
Here is a quick and easy natural eye stain remedy. **Before bathing** Mix one teaspoon of each of the following: - Milk of magnesia - Corn Starch …

Dog Eye Stains Home Remedy 
We got rid of dog eye stains by using home cooked dog food. Having had two Maltese Poodles (Father and daughter) there was an early time in their lives …

Clear Tears Tear Stain Remover 
I tried Clear Tears on my little Maltese and I was quite impressed. After only 2 weeks I started seeing an improvement. The hair around her eye area …

Remove Dog Eye Stain with Vinegar and Water 
It started when my angel was around a year old. As she got older her dog eye stain was in blobs and I tried heaps of things 2 get rid of it. A little bit …

Distilled Water to Remove Tear Stains 
I have a Bichon but I think this will work with your Maltese. I read in an article that giving your dog distilled water will control the eye stains and …

Filtered Drinking Water 
I had read that filtered water helps with tear stain. I have filtered water through my refrigerator, so easy enough to try. I have noticed a significant …

Science Diet Puppy Food 
My Maltese Dottie had eye stains that weren't too bad but I still wanted to see if I could make under her eyes whiter. Every night I wash her face with …

Changing Food Eliminated All Stains 
My 10 month old Maltese Shih Tzu mix had a bad eye staining problem and Angel Eyes absolutely does work, but when I stopped using it the stains returned …

Dog Food Allergies 
I found out accidentally that my Rosie is sensitive to wheat. I changed her food and kept her off of wheat for about 3 months. Now she can tolerate …

Eye Envy 
I read about all the different products and I decided to try Eye Envy because it was all natural and I didn't want something I had to feed my dog. I have …

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Using Warm Water to Remove Tear Stains 
I have a Maltese male and I was wondering what can I do to remove those stains. So what I did was get a cloth and put warm water on the tear stains every …

Remove Dog Tear Stain with MOM Formula 
I just got a Maltese Poodle or Maltipoo named Disco. He had very bad tear stains, so I decided to try a solution using products I already had. I mixed …

Tearlax not Working 
I have 2 6lb. Maltese and I put them both on Tearlax after taking them off Angels' Eyes because of the Tylosin. I had them off Angels' Eyes Tear-Stain …

Angels Delight for Dog Tear Stain 
Angels Delight has no nasty antibiotics - completely natural dog tear stain remover. Works by safely oxidising the iron in your dogs tears before the …

Distilled Water for Tear Stains 
I have a six year old female named Fancy. I asked several vets what could be done about her eye staining to no avail. I was reading a magazine on Maltese …

Angel Eyes and Distilled Water Not rated yet
I've used Angel Eyes for about 3 weeks. During this time I trim away the stained hair a little at a time. I also changed my babies' water. They ONLY drink …

Filtered Water for Eye Stains Not rated yet
I only give Tiger (3 year old Maltese) filtered water for eye stains. I just use a PUR that is hooked up to my sink. I think hard water has a lot to do …

Diet Change is key to tear stain removal! Not rated yet
I got my toy Mauzer from a friend who could no longer care for her. Her coat was very dull and shedding, her breath stunk and her tear stain was horrible. …

Changing Locations Helped Eyestain Not rated yet
I want to tell everyone that reads this that I am stumped to what has happened to the change of red tearing in both my Maltese by simply changing locations. …

No More Tear Stain With Filtered Water Not rated yet
My nephew has a West Highland White terrier, which, because it is pure white, suffers often, like Maltese dogs, with tear stain. Imagine how surprised …

Tear Stain Remedies - Angel Eyes  Not rated yet
After spending hours searching the internet for tear stain/saliva stain remedies, I decided to see what the owners of the Whitest of White Maltese babies …

Homemade Dog Food for Tear Stains Not rated yet
I have two Maltese and had terrible red tear stains problems with both. I even took one to a dog eye specialist who recommended tear duct surgery. I …

Rose Hip Milk for Eye Stains Not rated yet
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Dog Tear Stain Remover - Polysporin Not rated yet
I found that Polysporin First Aid Antibiotic Ointment works well as a dog tear stain remover when they start to get red and soreness under the eyes. …

Angels Eyes Not rated yet
I absolutely adore my male Maltese name Roo-d who is 4 years old. We use Angels Eyes on him and it works great! He is so much a part of this family. He …

Reduce Tear Staining with That Tear Stain Stuff Not rated yet
Porter has always had tear staining in his fur. I used Angel's Eyes for a while with our dog, Porter, but it was expensive and I decided to try something …

Less Dog Eye Stain with these Grooming Tools Not rated yet
One way to decrease dog eye stain is using the right grooming tools. A long-time groomer said she never uses a shaver between the eyes. Said that can …

Extra Strength Tear Stain Formula by Merit Not rated yet
My wife and I tried all the routine measures from food to water, vinegar, etc... A groomer/breeder told us about a couple of over the counter products …

Distilled Water for Tear Stains Not rated yet
I was told that tear stains are from the iron in the tap water given to your dog to drink and distilled water does not do that. True? Not sure but I am …

Milk for Cleaning Eye Stains Not rated yet
Yes cleaning the eye stain with milk is the only solution that works! I've tried it on my Maltese Bijoux.

Natural Eye Stain Remover - Sisterly Love Not rated yet
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Beet Pulp Free Food Not rated yet
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Soothing Collyrium for Fresh Eyes Not rated yet
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Hydrogen Peroxide and Conditioner Not rated yet
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Optrex for Tear Staining Not rated yet
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