By: Debbie Reynolds DVM
What the heck causes tear stains, anyways? They really can change the way your dog looks quite drastically. Tear stains are easy to spot. They’re that brownish-red line of stained fur that trails from the inner corner of the eye, and it’s most noticeable on white dogs because of the contrast between the natural fur color and the stained fur.
Any dog or cat can have tear stains, but it’s more common in short-nosed dogs/cats, and more noticeable on lighter furred pets.
So what are tear stains, and what can be done about it? Tear staining results when tears spill out of the eye. This typically occurs for one of two reasons:
So it is important to make sure there isn't some medical problem causing your pet's eyes to have excessive tearing. Oftentimes, there is nothing wrong medically. The comformation of some pet's eyes just allow excess tearing.
So, if it’s just tears, what’s with the brown staining? In cats and dogs (and other pets, too), saliva and tears contain porphyrins, which are products of the breakdown of red blood cells. Because of the iron content of porphyrins, tears and saliva can turn the fur brown. This is what makes allergic dogs who chew their feet noticeable immediately—salivary staining on their paws!
Thankfully, there is an all natural way to remove this staining - with Vet Classics Tear Stain Supplement. Not only is it all natural - but it is 100% guaranteed! We love working with companies like Vet Classics because they simply stand behind their product. It is safe for your dog to use long term - and if it doesn't work, you get your money back.
Please do note, however, that you must trim the currently stained hair, it won't remove the stains that are there. It just protects hair from being stained.
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