• what do u recommend for eye tear stains. My dog is a small pomeranion /husky mix. He has the tear stains on inner corner of his eyes, I usually wipe it down with a cotton ball dipped in plain water and also apply Burt's Bee tear stain remover. The pet store associate stated that it's common on small dogs like mine. Should I keep on doing what I 'm doing? His tears doesn't see to bother him but I want to avoid it from getting hard and crusty

    Hi Marilyn,

    I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian. In the normal eye most tears should not leak from the eye. There is a small duct near the inside corner that should drain the excess tears to the nasal passages. Excessive tearing from the eye can be due to a blockage of the duct or an underlying abnormality with the eye. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the tearing and the treatment that he needs after they have examined him. As for cleaning the eye warm water on a cotton ball or wash cloth can help to remove the crusts.

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