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    Default Tear stains magically gone, I suspect the water...

    Boeboe has always had more or less tear stains I thought it was cos of her Entropion at first but after her operations it didn't get better. I know some bulldogs just have tear stains and that's it... but I realize now with Boeboe that wasn't the case, and I feel like the worlds worst mom

    I've noticed for a while that there is zero smell of chlorine from the water... which means someone at municipality is doing something more fun with the money than buying chlorine for the water tanks... again... Africa. Anyway, since that happened Boeboe's tear stains are COMPLETELY GONE! I've tried before to filter the water I give her but that didn't have any effect maybe I just wasn't doing it for long enough... I just feel so bad now. I guess if they start the chlorine again I'll give Boeboe bottled water or filter it... but I can't give it to only her knowing what I know now It's gonna be rough getting water for 7 dog in the African heat, lol, but they're worth it. And I guess I shouldn't drink the water either... crap, where is the world going when you can't even trust water? And also can I drink it and give it to the dogs now when there isn't anything in that kills potential "stuff"? It's so hard nowadays, it's like either things will kill you slowly or instantly... there is no other option. Apparently there is even question marks about the bottles you get purified water in... why must it be so hard and expensive to be healthy, it's like they're trying their best to make people sick Here's some pics of Boeboe's tear stain free face to lighten up the mood

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    Default Re: Tear stains magically gone, I suspect the water...

    Something will get you in the end....

    I feel almost sick sometimes when I can not even trust the vet to know what she's doing, can't start thinking about the water too, LOL. If there's no other chance in his enviroment, diet or drink it must be the water. She looks great, what ever it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Something will get you in the end....

    I feel almost sick sometimes when I can not even trust the vet to know what she's doing, can't start thinking about the water too, LOL. If there's no other chance in his enviroment, diet or drink it must be the water. She looks great, what ever it is!
    Ja, it sucks when you don't know if a vet recommends something cos it's the best choice or because they make the most money on it... Nothing else has changed except for her Hip Dysplasia operation about 6 weeks ago... but that can't be it. I think you're ok regarding the water though You're from Finland right? I'm from Sweden but live in RSA. I think Scandinavia probably has some of the cleanest drinking water in the world
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    Default Re: Tear stains magically gone, I suspect the water...

    Does anyone know if it would help to get one of those filters that you put on the faucet-such as a PUR filter? Never thought of it, until I read this post.
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    Yes, we're finnish and luckily we don't have to worry about the water. We all can almost drink from the same bowl...

    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    Ja, it sucks when you don't know if a vet recommends something cos it's the best choice or because they make the most money on it... Nothing else has changed except for her Hip Dysplasia operation about 6 weeks ago... but that can't be it. I think you're ok regarding the water though You're from Finland right? I'm from Sweden but live in RSA. I think Scandinavia probably has some of the cleanest drinking water in the world

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    Default Re: Tear stains magically gone, I suspect the water...

    I once saw a documentary about drinking water in Africa---how to kill most of the bacteria in the water cost-effectively. What they do is they fill water bottles and use the sun's heat to kill the impurities/bacterias/germs in the water. The woman who they used as an example for it, leaves her bottles on top of the roof for a day or two. They tested the water afterwards and it was about 90% (or more i forgot the exact percentage of how safe the water was,but i remember it being around 90%) safe for human consumption. I'm just putting it out there since you said you have 7 dogs to give water to .

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    Default Re: Tear stains magically gone, I suspect the water...

    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    Does anyone know if it would help to get one of those filters that you put on the faucet-such as a PUR filter? Never thought of it, until I read this post.
    We bought one of those PUR filters from Home Depot that you just attach to the faucet. My bf watched something on TV about how plastic water bottles are bad for you. Anyways, we started filling up June's water bowl with the filtered water at the same time of switching to a new flavor of Fromms so we're not 100% sure the water made her stains go away, but i'm sure helped in some way!

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    Default Re: Tear stains magically gone, I suspect the water...

    Water def helps! I switched ace to purified water from the local watermill before I change his food and it made a difference in about 1 week.


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