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Does anyone have any advice on how to get rid of the tear stain marks?  I will try and attach a picture of what I mean on my pup Tango.

I know this happens in a lot of smaller breed dogs, which Boxers aren't.  I know it might also have to do with food/diet, which I will look into ~ but, I was told that because he's so young and getting used to a new food, it would be wise to wait a bit and not just rush into something new ~ let his immune system begin working? I've heard that sometimes the tear ducts are clogged and can be fixed but I was also told that it wasn't worth putting a 9 week old under just for that.

Does anyone else's pup have this?  There is a product called Angel's Eyes, but I'd rather hear from people who have tried it before I jump into that one too!  It supposedly works from the iniside out.

I just don't want this to be something that is irritating him.

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Both Blu and Temp had issues with tears stains.  I tried a supplement by the name of Scorbate but I found it too hard on their systems by giving them runny stools.  So far the best thing I've found is wiping the tear stains on a daily basis with the "extra sensitive" baby wipes.
 

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The best thing that I've found is Monistat 7. Tear staining is actually a fungal infection caused by red yeast (Candida Yeast). It is the same type of yeast that causes feminine yeast infections in humans.


Wipe the area with baby wipes two times per day and follow with Monistat. Just don't get it in the eyes. You should see an improvement in 3 days.
 

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Thanks guys!

Monisat.  Wow...I knew it was a yeast infection, but didn't relate the two.  I will try this too and see what happens.  That's great!

I'll have to keep it hush, hush from the b/f.  He's so protective of the little guy and I'm sure won't approve of applying Monistat near the eye of his baby!!   :D
 

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BurningRiver\";p=\"91919 said:
The best thing that I've found is Monistat 7. Tear staining is actually a fungal infection caused by red yeast (Candida Yeast). It is the same type of yeast that causes feminine yeast infections in humans.


Wipe the area with baby wipes two times per day and follow with Monistat. Just don't get it in the eyes. You should see an improvement in 3 days.

My sister uses this on her little Maltese dog and swears by it :)
 

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Is this something that needs to keep being applied, or once it goes away, he should be fine?  I suppose like the unwanted infection in women, it could come back over time!  LOL ...
 
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