• Tear Stains

    Article by Tonia Holibaugh

    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…

  • Tear Stains

    What Tear Stains Mean & What Should We Do About It

    You’ve probably seen dark brown or reddish tear stains under a dog’s eyes and wondered where they come from. Tear stains appear in certain breeds more often than others, and they can indicate a lot of different things. It’s important that you see a veterinarian or eye specialist if your dog is developing tear stains to determine the cause and possible treatments. Here’s what you should know about tear stains under dogs’ eyes. What Are Tear Stains? Tear stains are dark brown or reddish marks that appear beneath a dog’s eyes. The stains are often accompanied by discharge, but not always. They are typically more visible in dogs that have…

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    Reverse Osmosis Filtration System

    When discussing tears stains with anyone you can bet the top three solutions will be to use some type of filtered water.  I have county water with no filter which is what I drink and cook with and give to all my Maltese.  For the last two years approximately I put a Water Ionizer on the water supply which was to reduce the acid and create an Alkaline purified water.  I had this unit on hand because I had breast cancer in 2008 and purchased this unit because of the benefits of Alkaline Ionized water.  Alkaline water is an antioxidant and is very alkalizing, hydrating and detoxifying.  I had it…

  • General,  Tear Stains

    Unsightly Tear Staining

    I have bred Maltese for about 15 years now and have never come across a true fix for tear staining.  I have tried Angel Eyes, Eye Envy, used and still use stainless steel bowls, filtered water however I have never used distilled water so I can’t count that one out yet.  I have talked to families though that have used the distilled water and say it didn’t clear the staining up in their Maltese. The latest thing I have been using is baking soda or baking powder.  I clean my pets eyes well with a warm cloth and then I roll a q-tip in the baking soda and dab it…