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Old 02-10-2013, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tear Staining on a white boxer

Hey everyone, I was wondering what what anyone who has a white boxer does to prevent or get rid of tear stains. I have a 4 month old and I notice that he is starting to stain, so if anyone has any tips or or suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm currently looking for a solution to this as well. My porter has bad year stains on the white half of his face. So far I have tried several diet changes and just cleaning it. I have j on filtered water but nothing works.
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I have heard that its beet pulp in foods that cause the staining. Not sure other causes but if your pups food contains beets it could be part of the reason maybe?

Have ways wondered what caused it but not sure the answer ingot is right on or not.
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Kippah has no tear stains because I give her organic natural apple cider vinegar. Make sure you get the one with the "mother" in it such as:

Bragg - Apple Cider Vinegar, 16 oz liquid: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food Bragg - Apple Cider Vinegar, 16 oz liquid: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food
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You put it in her water? How much?
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Mongo's tear stains reduced drastically when I put him on cranberry supplements.
I clean whatever little staining he does get with apple cider vinegar on a baby wipe.

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I put it in her food in the morning. I put about roughly 1 teaspoon.
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I used to give Aspen cranberry juice extract in pill form on her food, but I found that putting apple cider vinegar on her food is more effective for the tear stains. I just mix it 1:1 with water in a squeeze bootle and then put a squirt on her food each meal. I think if I just gave her straight ACV with each meal that would be too much, but I need to be in the habit of giving it to her with every meal otherwise I forget, so I just mix it with water so I don't give her too much.
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Basically all ACV does is raise the PH in the dogs system to make it more alkaline. A more alkaline environment makes it harder for yeast and bacteria to grow.
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Basically all ACV does is raise the PH in the dogs system to make it more alkaline. A more alkaline environment makes it harder for yeast and bacteria to grow.

I wonder if this would help with my golden. He has issues with yeast. RAW has helped lots.. but not 100%. I am hearing more and more about the benefits of ACV.
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