Using Topical Treatments As an Effective Dog Tear Stain Remover
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's tear stains, it will be easier to find the perfect dog tear stain remover.
These solutions work well for Maltese that have excess tearing,
dog allergies, or genetic issues.
What dog tear stain remover worked for your Maltese dog? Tell us about it.
There are many mixtures you can make at home that are a safe, effective way to reduce Maltese eye stain. There are also some
commercial products available to help alleviate dog tear staining.
Milk of Magnesia, Corn Starch, and Peroxide
If you need a quick dog tear stain remover that will work overnight, create this mixture.
First, combine equal amounts of
milk of magnesia
and peroxide (the beauty shop variety NOT the brown bottle at the drug store). Then use the
corn starch to make a paste out of this. Next, apply to the stained
area and let dry overnight. Finally, wash out and condition well.
Many Maltese owners use Nexxus KerapHix restorative strengthening conditoner.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Crown Royale Magic Touch
For a longer term solution to Maltese eye stain, use this mixture.
First, mix Crown Royale Magic Touch formula concentrate
with hydrogen peroxide
(3% from the brown bottle at the drug store NOT the beauty shop variety) in equal parts.
You should create enough for a week at a time and keep in a closed bottle as it may take a week or two to remove all stains.
Next, use a cotton ball to clean around the eyes with this solution. DO NOT allow solution to get in eyes. Finally, condition well.
Nexxus KerapHix restorative strengthening conditoner
Crown Royale Whitener
This tear stain removal method works even faster than the previous solutions, but
it is also much harsher. Be sure to condition very well with Nexxus KerapHix conditoner
after applying this mixture. First, mix
Crown Royale Whitener
with human hair peroxide into a paste and leave on overnight. Finally, wash out and condition well.
If you don't want to mix something up yourself you can try this commercial dog tear stain remover.
It's made by Vitacoat which has been around for over 40 years.
Diamond Eye works by applying to the hair around
the eye with a cotton ball or swab. It's safe, convenient, and you don't have to condition the hair afterwards.
This is also a commercial product and works in two steps. First, apply the liquid on the hair around the eye with
a swab or cotton ball. Next, gently work the Eye Envy
powder into your dog's hair around the eyes. You can use a small brush, Q-Tip or your fingertip.
Allow to dry. For really bad stains use twice a day for two weeks to see the best results.
Still have questions about dog tear stain removers? I've teamed up with a group of expert dog vets to help you find the answer.
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