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Removing Tear Stains in White Dogs

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Have you noticed that more white dogs are affected by tear stains than darker colored dogs? This is not the case. Both white dogs and darker colored dogs are equally affected by tear stains, but stains are more noticeable on white fur. Owners of dog breeds with stains may be embarrassed of their pets health and they may wonder why these stains have suddenly appeared.

Dogs can form stains if they are born with the following physical characteristics:  short snouts, inward facing eyelids, poor drainage in tear ducts, excessive facial hair growth or shallow eye sockets. Dog breeds that are often born with these health issues are Poodles, Pekinese, Maltese, Pugs, Shih-Tzu's and Cocker Spaniels. Not only are dogs affected by the formation of stains, but cats are to. Cats often are born with the same facial characteristics that is why they develop the stains. Cat breeds that are mainly affected by stains include: Persians, Himalayans, Ragdolls and Siamese.

Tear stain removers for dogs are an option that can offer temporary results. Although the eyes may look cleansed shortly after washing their face with a facial wash or with wipes, the eye crust can develop within a few hours. This is because tear stain removers only address tear stains after they have developed.
Removing tear stains in white dogs or any color dog may be difficult. Most dogs are impatient and will not sit still so that the owner can remove the crust or eye-guck that has developed. That is why the invention of tear stain supplements has been developed.

Tear stain supplements can be placed in your pets food which makes it easy for ingestion. These products are sold online and can be found in some pet retail stores. The best supplements for stains are those that are promoted for dogs and cats, can address existing and future stains, are cost-effective and contain safe ingredients. Supplements that have been associated with harmful side effects are not promoted for use.