Naturally Reduce Dog Tear Stain
If you have not read our series of articles about
the major causes of Maltese eye stain, please read
these first to get to understand the source of the problem.
Once you know what is causing your Maltese dog tear stain problem, it will be easier to find the perfect solution.
Have you have eliminated Heath,
Environment, Water & Diet, or Genetic issues
as the cause of your dog tear stains? If so, then read on to discover ways to remove those unsightly tear stains from your
Maltese and bring out her beautiful white face.
What dog tear stain solution worked for your Maltese dog? Tell us about it.
There are many ways to naturally reduce or eliminate Maltese eye stain. Below are the available natural solutions to dog tear staining.
This is an
all natural powder
that you mix into you dog's food. It works especially well for a dog with allergies
which may be causing excessive tear staining. Since Missing Link is an Omega 3 fatty acid
supplement, it's also good for Maltese nutrition. Most dog owners report seeing results anywhere from 1 week to 1 month.
PetAlive Ear Dr.
Some tear staining may be caused by an ear infection. Pet Alive Ear Dr. is a
natural herbal remedy that clears up dog ear infections
without any of the adverse side-effects most antibiotics have. Try this solution first if you think your Maltese may have an ear infection.
Apple Cider Vinegar
A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
can be added to your Maltese dog's drinking water to control new tear stains. Since vinegar is not the most pleasant tasting, it may take
a while for your Maltese to warm up to the idea of actually drinking it. To make the change easier, start with a little less
and gradually increase the amount of vinegar in her water. Apple cider vinegar works by changing the pH of the drinking water which makes it a hostile
environment for yeast and bacteria.
This is a herbal topical treatment that you wipe under your dog's
eyes. It's all natural and contains Eyebright, Dandelion, and German Chamomile. These herbs work by
reducing eye inflammation, preventing infection and fungal overgrowth, and soothing the eyes. This works well for Maltese that
have excessive tearing or are allergic to
things in their environment.
Halo Herbal Eye Wash
This product uses
two herbal solutions
to get rid of current eyestain and reduce future tear staining. You use the Eyebright solution to wipe away tear stains, much like PetAlive iClenz.
Then you use the Goldenseal solution as eye drops to fight against germs that create eye stain in the first place. Great for Maltese that have
excess tearing or environmental allergies.
Still have questions about dog tear stain? I've teamed up with a group of expert dog vets to help you find the answer.