Dogs often develop those very distracting, messy, reddish-brown tear stains drizzling down from their eyes. Tear stains can be due to several reasons, such as certain health problems, the shape of the eyes, ingrown eyelashes, blocked tear ducts, puppy teething, an ear infection, or allergies related to food or something in their environment.
When tears cause the hair on the dog’s face to remain wet, your pet may develop infections around the eye.
Use these home remedies to remove and prevent tear stains from your dog naturally.
Please keep your dog's hair around the eyes trimmed to prevent irritation. Use rounded tip scissors and be careful not to accidentally hurt the eyes. If your dog tends to rub too much at the corners of the eye, ask your groomer to shave the hair around their eyes so that you can effectively clean up under their eyes.
Corn starch absorbs excessive tears and can be used to effectively remove tear stains. Mix two teaspoons of cornstarch with a little hot water. Cool the mixture to room temperature. It can be applied directly to the tears and let it to dry for at least 1 hour. Finally, wipe it with a damp cloth. Repeat the treatment every other day for 2 weeks. In addition, you can also make a mixture using corn starch, 3% hydrogen peroxide and magnesia milk. Use this creamy paste on your dog's tears and leave it for an hour and wash it. Note: Avoid getting into your dog's eyes as it can cause irritation.
White vinegar is another very effective treatment for tear stains. Its acidic nature prevents bacteria or yeast from holding on your dog's system. Moreover, it can prevent future contamination. Dab a cotton ball with white vinegar and clean the dirty part around the eyes of your dog. Do not let vinegar get into the eyes. Alternatively, you can use a mixture using one teaspoon of white vinegar with one cup of apple cider vinegar.
You can also use hydrogen peroxide to remove tears from your dog's face. Mix equal quantity of water equal with equal quantity of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Slowly apply the solution to tear stains using cotton balls. Wait 5 minutes and rinse the fur with clean water to remove the rest. Note: Since hydrogen peroxide can be an irritant, please avoid getting products into your pet's eyes.
Chamomile is very effective if you are looking for a natural home remedy to get rid of tears stains. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties and can fight against bacteria and fungi that may grow in tear stains. Please prepare a warm cup of chamomile tea. Please allow me to completely cool down. Use the solution to clean the tears from your pet's face. Finally, rinse the fur with clean water.
Colloidal silver has antibacterial properties that help fight yeast infections and dermatitis that can occur at the corners of your pet's eyes. Also, colloidal silver is perfectly safe around the eyes. You can get it from any health food store or online. Please put some colloidal silver in a cotton ball. Please use it to wipe your pet face once or twice a day.
Contact lens cleaner containing mild boric acid can also be used to deal with tear stains. Boric acid oxidizes iron compounds and makes them brighter. Place the solution in a cotton ball. Please wipe the face of the dog and use it to remove dirt. Please do it once or twice every day to lighten up already formed tear stains.