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Products for those tears

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:55 pm
by Cici

I see products to help reduce tear staining, but are there any to reduce the amount of tears? Cici's eyes are producing more eye boogers in spring time. She's always produced a fair amount of tears over the course of the day and I keep wiping. I know cocker eyes do this, but is there something you can give to reduce it a bit?? She's black, so I don't see the stains - less concerned about that.


Re: Products for those tears

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:11 am
by Teri in Idaho
Sounds like in the spring she has seasonal allergies. How un-fun, at least it is not year round!

As far as the overall teary eyes though, I have found that by adding good oils (salmon, krill, coconut, missing link, 1TDC, to name a few!) to the dogs diet greatly reduces the tearing. My one girl will get a long stream down her face but it reduces to just a 1/4" flow if she has an oil addition to her meal. You don't have to add a lot or all of these oils, I think it's the Omega 3 that does the trick.

Has she been to an eye doctor? It is possible that she has eyelashes that grow inward and irritate the eyes.

Just a few ideas, good luck!!! Teri

Re: Products for those tears

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:56 pm
by Denise in CT
I agree with Teri on using a type of fish oil to lessen the tear flow. I know with Snickie her eyes are a little more runny at this time of the year, as we spend more time outside, I know she suffers from some seasonal allergies. If we spend more time indoors, there is less tearing.
Several years ago she was diagnosed with conjunctivitis, months of expensive meds with no cure, her eyes ran like crazy with more tear staining. I finally asked the Vet to do the dry eye test and she was borderline, her eyes at that time were only producing 12 drops a minute, should have been at least 15, around 20 is ideal. Sounds strange with less tears being produced that her eyes would be more runny, huh. Anyways I did a lot of research and found that dogs were usually lacking oil, which they need to mix with the water and mucus in their eyes to be balanced, inadequate oil and their eyes run water. So I added more veggies and fish oil, and other supplements and 8 weeks later her tears were at the ideal.
Being a red\buff and a BNR, with light eyes and rims, runny eyes and tear staining is very distracting. With filtered water and oil added to her diet, her tears and tear staining has been eliminated.

Re: Products for those tears

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:39 am
by Cici
Thanks for the tip! I had no idea. I add coconut oil to her cooked food, but perhaps it is not enough. I am giving her a tsp extra now daily and I'll see how that works. She loves it. She was so happy to get coconut oil as a treat before bedtime :)

Re: Products for those tears

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:12 am
by SusanT
I haven't been able to eliminate Jennie's tears, which seem to be related to seasonal allergies and the little droop she has in her lower lid. I did find that a little hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball helps to lighten the tear stains and stops them from smelling bad. I'm just careful to keep it away from her eyes.

Re: Products for those tears

PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:11 pm
by Joe in North Bay Ca
Oliver would have eye stuff about an hour after waking up. So the last vet visit she removed a growth that was on his ankle the size of double bubble gum, a local and morphine. Then she sold us some antiboic for possible infection. No more eye stuff to wipe off. Very interesting!