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 Post subject: Tear stains
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:58 pm 
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interesting... coincidence? or related?
Cricket had a dental last week and has now had 6 days of antibiotics, and the eye stains that were beginning to develop have disappeared! This makes me think that they are some how bacteria or infection related? Any thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: Tear stains
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Chris,

I remember seeing the same connection between less eye stains and antibiotics with my last dog. I always figured that she had something going on (possibly ear infection since she never showed symptoms) and the antibiotics were taking care of that as well as helping what she was on them for in the first place. :dk

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 Post subject: Re: Tear stains
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Diet, test the dogs PH. Look under caring for your cocker what I found on my buff cocker.


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 Post subject: Re: Tear stains
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I've heard of that before actually yes. Wish there was a reason to give Hetty some antibiotics, would be interested to see if it helped!

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 Post subject: Re: Tear stains
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It could be since there might be some bacteria or slight infections happening in the eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: Tear stains
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It does come down to pH sometimes. I got a beagle last year with a white face and I am telling you the tear stains were a NIGHTMARE. Try using Coconut oil, helps the tear stains, mine have almost disappeared. You can FEED them coconut oil as well as use it around the face during bathing.

And antibiotics do affect it, but I do not know why.


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 Post subject: Re: Tear stains
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I read that the bacteria that live on the fur feed on the secreted tears and their excretions cause that awful smell. I'd put Lola on a permanent course of antibiotics to stop that stink!!


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 Post subject: Re: Tear stains
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MShawn wrote:
I read that the bacteria that live on the fur feed on the secreted tears and their excretions cause that awful smell. I'd put Lola on a permanent course of antibiotics to stop that stink!!


You might have the vet check for inverted eyelashes (forget the medical term) next visit. Those can cause tearing and stink....did with Ava. He pulled them and said if it continued to be a problem we'd laser them.

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