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Old 12-06-2012, 03:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We are after any advice regarding eliminating or reducing tear stains on white boxers.

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As you can see Frankie gets them. We have tried wiping regularly with baby wipes and trying to make sure the area is always dry but the stains remain.

Any tips?


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Old 12-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Moisten the baby wipe with apple cider vinegar. It takes more of the stain away.
Also start giving him cranberry supplements, preferably cranberry with D-Mannose.

Here's a couple links to the ones I give:

Dog Treats: Drs. Foster and Smith Cran Health Chewables


Cranberry With D-Mannose - Buy Cranberry With D-Mannose 60.0 Veggie Caps at the Vitamin Shoppe


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FYI, the ones from Vitamin Shoppe have yeast, corn, and wheat in them, for those who have allergy prone dogs.
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FYI, the ones from Vitamin Shoppe have yeast, corn, and wheat in them, for those who have allergy prone dogs.
They do?

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 2 VEGGIE CAPS
Servings Per Container 30


Amount Per
Serving
% Daily
Value

Vitamin C(As Ascorbic Acid)
60 Mg
100%

D-Mannose
1000 Mg
N/A*

CRANRICH (CRANBERRY CONCENTRATE)
400 Mg
N/A*

* Daily value not established
Other Ingredients:
Vegetable cellulose, rice flour, magnesium stearate.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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we use apple cider vinegar diluted.. sometimes we put it in his water too. If they look extra dark we wipe them with warm water or puppy wipes. Filtered water as appose to tap water helps too. Buddha's really arent that dark though- i think the raw diet has helped. Frankie is a cutie!!
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ACV will work wonders. Since its near the eyes, I would also dilute it 50/50 with water.
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I agree with the ACV and I would also add some to his water or food. ACV changes the PH in the dogs body
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For adding the ACV to the dogs food and/or water how much do you put in? Or does it just depend on the dogs weight?


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That's a very useful tip, Smudge's (our 6 month old) tear stains seem to have got progressively worse so we'll give ACV a go. Tear stains-imageuploadedbypg-free1354833416.683576.jpg


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Grain- free kibble or Raw Diet. Add plain yogurt to food. That should help in addition to what the others have adviced.
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