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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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Do you know of any other solutions to Maltese eye stain? What has worked for your Maltese? Share your eye stain solutions and experiences with your fellow Maltese Maniacs!

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What Other Maltese Maniacs Have Suggested

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

Trimming Hair Stops Tear Staining 
I have had my Maltese Bling Bling since she was 3 months old, I started to notice the tear staining when she was around 4-5 months old - I tried the tear …

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 
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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 
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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 …

Diet Stops Dog Tear Stains 
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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 …

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 …

Angel Eyes for Dogs 
My Maltese Pekingese started to get stains after a year old. The food that I gave him was Pedigree for puppies. The water, tap and the bowl, plastic. …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Remove Tear Staining with Bottled Water Not rated yet
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 …

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 …

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Rose Hip Milk for Eye Stains Not rated yet
My Maltese Thor had aweful eye stains, and also on his face, under and around his mouth and anywhere where he cleaned. I tried everything from Angel Eyes …

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 …

Angels Delight for Dog Tear Stain Not rated yet
Angels Delight has no nasty antibiotics - completely natural dog tear stain remover. Works by safely oxidising the iron in your dogs tears before the …

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 …

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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Soothing Collyrium for Fresh Eyes Not rated yet
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Remove Dog Eye Stain with Hot Water Not rated yet
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Angels Glow Really Works Not rated yet
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Angels Glow Removes Tear Stains Not rated yet
The Angels Glow powder was recommended by the breeder. Several of her dogs are pictured in the before and after examples. It worked like a charm -- no …

Hydrogen Peroxide and Conditioner Not rated yet
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Optrex for Tear Staining Not rated yet
I use Optrex everyday to wash around the eyes. Optrex is an antibiotic eye drop. This has lightened the staining and has stopped any more staining. …

Lemon Juice and Boric Acid Powder Not rated yet
I had heard many years ago that boric acid powder was good for eye staining. It is the ingredient in commercial eye wash for people. It can be found in …

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