Is there any way to control or keep the tear stains to a minimum on a Maltese?
The answer is yes. Daily maintenance of gently wiping your dogs eyes with a soft cloth dipped in warm water and you can even use a small amount of baby shampoo. Consistent daily wiping is the key to keeping the stains at a minimum. Be sure to have your Maltese vet checked to make sure there are no problems.
If you continue to struggle with the stains on your Maltese I encourage you to read an article written by Tonia Holibaugh concerning tear stains. Her information is very educational and helpful and her site offers more Maltese information which I am sure you will find very interesting including a tear stain remover to purchase and try.