• I have a 1 yr old maltese and I would like to know what can I do for her dark tear stains. I tried probiotic and angel eyes. I give her alkaline water and wash her face (eyes) every other day in spa tropical facial cleanser blueberry stain remover. I would like to know what else I can do to get her fur around her eyes back white again please. Is there anything else i can give her to take to clear up this problem. Thank You!

    Hi Stacy,
    I recommend that you take your pet into see your  local veterinarian and talk to them about this concern. The concern with tear staining like you are describing is that there may be an underlying issue causing the tears to not drain into the nasal passage like they should. This can be from a blocked tear duct, the shape of the eyes and face, or a condition that causes her to produce more tears. If this is part of the concern then it may need to be treated to completely resolve the issue. Your vet will be able to recommend the best treatment to help with the tear staining.


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