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  • How can I get his face that white????

    One of my semi-regulars clients came in today to pick up her Shih Tzu. This gals brings her dog in about every 3 monts. She wants him to have a clean face (because of the staining from the eyes). Well as she was picking up her dog she notice another Shih Tzu in the crate next to hers. This little girl has a Tebby Bear face and her hair is white (she isn't a year yet). She asked how her dog could get a white hair like the other one. I told her that little dog comes in every 4 weeks and I think that makes a difference. She couldn't believe someone would bring in their dog every 4 weeks. She asked if she could do that and I said sure, no problem. We also talked about her dogs tear stains and that every 4 wks probably wouldn't really help. Plus her dog is about 9-10 yrs old. Didn't schedule another appt. will call in about 3 months I would guess. I did tell her that there is something that could be put in his food that would help clear up the tear stains and I would find the name of it if she wanted me to. She didn't, so I guess she doesn't mind the staining as much as she thought she did.
    "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
    Diane

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    My cream poodle goes though phases where he has bad staining. My vet gave me teramysin(spelling??)powder to put on his food, I do thid 2x a year and it has really cut down the staining. I also stopped giving him any Iams products.

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    • #3
      There is something called Angel Eyes and Angels glow---but I wont give the website because if I get it one letter off, it's a porn site, I believe. I'm sure others will mention which of these products work.

      Tammy in Utah
      Groomers Helper Affiliate

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      • #4
        lol, Spikey. I've heard of that too. I've also heard of Tums. Changes the PH in tears.

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        • #5
          Food

          All the previously mentioned products are antiboitics.

          Why give a dog antibiotics for stained hair?

          Try feeding foods with no corn, wheat or soy. Wheat especially, I could be wrong but the staining is from an abudance of yeast in the dogs system. Foods with high amounts of fillers like wheat will cause yeast levels to increase, causing stains anywhere excretion of body fluids takes place.

          Jason

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          • #6
            red yeast

            The staining is caused by a red yeast bloom. Any tomato product in the food or apple cider vinegar in the water will change the ph so the yeast can't survive.
            Only very small amounts are needed. A small dog can be maintained on a 1/4 to a 1/2 teaspoon a day. Start with a larger amount and work down.
            lauri

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            • #7
              okay...got a question for you guys. my dog is a 70 lb dalmatian/pointer mix 6 yrs old now. we started feeding him a raw diet id say about...oh i dont know...2 to 3 yrs ago? (wow has it been that long?) LOL! and he STILL has a little bit of tearing on the white side of his face. its not bad (not like you see shihs and poos and malts) but around his eye its like a reddish color...and his eye goober sometimes goes down his face and causes a stain. well we just wipe his eye off...but the reddish color around his whole eye is pretty permanent. actually i think its the color of the skin around his eye? he IS fed generic dog biscuits...(i cant find a place that sells the really good higher quality ones around here now...the place i used to go to moved! ugh!)...but this is the same as when we fed him dry food versus raw.
              could it be the biscuits that are causing it?
              Hound
              ~Havin' a Hound Lovin' Good Time!~

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              • #8
                red eyes

                What you are describing sounds like possibly conjuctivitis.
                Where the pink part of his eye is slightly inflamed and weeping.
                Has your vet said anything?
                Could be allergies too.
                Yes the dog biscuts could have something in them he is reacting to.
                I would ask your vet, his eye should not weep like that all the time.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HoundLover View Post
                  okay...got a question for you guys. my dog is a 70 lb dalmatian/pointer mix 6 yrs old now. we started feeding him a raw diet id say about...oh i dont know...2 to 3 yrs ago? (wow has it been that long?) LOL! and he STILL has a little bit of tearing on the white side of his face. its not bad (not like you see shihs and poos and malts) but around his eye its like a reddish color...and his eye goober sometimes goes down his face and causes a stain. well we just wipe his eye off...but the reddish color around his whole eye is pretty permanent. actually i think its the color of the skin around his eye? he IS fed generic dog biscuits...(i cant find a place that sells the really good higher quality ones around here now...the place i used to go to moved! ugh!)...but this is the same as when we fed him dry food versus raw.
                  could it be the biscuits that are causing it?
                  Hound
                  ~Havin' a Hound Lovin' Good Time!~

                  Have you tried making your own? There are lots fo recipes out there for dog biscuits and they're easy to make. You can even make them wheat and gluten free, or "whatever free" if there's a specific allergy he has.

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                  • #10
                    I have a white schnauzer and I give him the tums to change his pH. It seems to be working. There are no stains under his eyes. I break a fruit flavored tums in half and give him 1/2 tums per day.

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                    • #11
                      Why not give fruit or veggies as a treat? Cherrio's are good snacks too without the food coloring.
                      If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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                      • #12
                        There another product call Eye Envy that works and it external its a lotion and powder and it does work i sell it like crazy I started carrying it cause a couple of my customer use it and told me about it and there dogs have white faces.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll just copy everything here and give it to her, much easier than trying to tell her everything. Knowing me I'd leave something out that should have been mentioned.

                          Yes Tammy, I've looked for that website before and come up with the wrong one. Don't want my client to come up with the wrong one!!!!
                          "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
                          Diane

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