Wellness Wednesday: About Our Tears
One of the most frequent questions we get is “how do you not get tear stains?”. We will tell you our secret but it’s probably not the answer you were hoping for. We like many dogs get tear stains, we tried avoiding certain foods and using special water but nothing got rid of them. The reason you don’t see them is because our main human freqently cleans around our eyes. We have found that once the fur is stained it is very hard (maybe impossible) to un-stain. So she has found that quick freqent cleaning once or twice a day is the best routine for us. For Kara what works best is using a fine tooth comb to pull out any larger pieces and then a quick wipe with a dry paper towel to absorb any liquid. For Riley using a Viva paper towel (they are super soft almost like cloth) to rub around his eyes helps absorb any liquid and break away any larger pieces of gunk. We do not use any water as we have found that just spreads it and makes it worse. This method of “dry” cleaning has worked best for us to keep our eyes looking clean. Do you get tear stains? Have you found anything that works for you?