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    I've posted about this earlier and things seemingly haven't gotten better. We moved in September/October and Winston was eating the same food he is now, Fromm Pork and Peas. We didn't move far, couple of miles across town. Once we moved, his tear stains started developing. We've now for the past few weeks have been drying his eyes and cleaning with witch hazel once a week. He's always had a cap full of ACV in his water. We've only really switched water, and we've always given tap water.
    As mentioned in a different thread, we've went back to our old place (friends live in the same apt) and gotten a couple of gallons of that tap water. That didn't seem to change anything. Below is a list of things we have and tried.

    -Witch Hazel
    -Apple Cider Vinegar in water (cap full in each bowl of water)
    -Excel tear stain remover pads
    -Crystal Clear eye liquid


    Anyone have this problem? Could this be a tear duct infection and is that prominent in bulldogs? How would we know that that is likely the problem? He's not in pain, so I would prefer not to go to the vet, unless we're almost certain that's it. Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Tear Stain problem

    the more tearing, the more you will have (and notice) tear stains, especially in a white bully. Tate has this problem too and it's more prominent in his left eye which seems to tear more. I also put ACV in his diet (about a tablespoon twice a day in his food). When i switched him to 100% home cooking from kibble, the staining improved but then came back after a few mos. I just continue to keep dabbing at his eyes and clean his wrinkles regularly and it's still an ongoing issue with us.




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    Winston will be two in April. It seems odd that it would happen during a move basically. Guess I could get a Brita filter and give him that to rule that out

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    We feed Fromm Beef Fritatta. Make sure that if you go with grain free all the treats you give are grain free too. Orion (we believe) is allergic to chicken.... so all her treats are either grain free, veggies and/or organic.

    Our other bulldog had a rusty chin from dunking his chin into the water while drinking. All of our earlier photos show his chin dark and ruddy. Even the photo that is in this years calendar had to be photoshopped because his chin was so bad. Greek yogurt cleared that up too. We had tried all the stuff you listed without any success. Even had prescription shampoo that was supposed to target yeast.

    Greek yogurt twice daily. We spoil ours and give 1/4 cup each meal at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post

    Our other bulldog had a rusty chin from dunking his chin into the water while drinking. All of our earlier photos show his chin dark and ruddy. Even the photo that is in this years calendar had to be photoshopped because his chin was so bad. Greek yogurt cleared that up too. We had tried all the stuff you listed without any success. Even had prescription shampoo that was supposed to target yeast.

    Greek yogurt twice daily. We spoil ours and give 1/4 cup each meal at least.
    Wow. That's quite an improvement. I wonder what the yogurt does for them? Out of curiosity, how much do you feed them per meal? Winston only gets a 1 1/4 cups of food so a 1/4 cup of yogurt would be quite a bit.

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    I have been having the same issue w/Wally… I have decided to go the filtered water route, along w/grain-free Fromm's, greek yogurt, grain-free treats, etc… And cleaning around his eye's/folds daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I have been having the same issue w/Wally… I have decided to go the filtered water route, along w/grain-free Fromm's, greek yogurt, grain-free treats, etc… And cleaning around his eye's/folds daily.
    Has this helped and how long does it take to see results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caldy315 View Post
    Has this helped and how long does it take to see results?
    I started the filtered water a week ago, so I will let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caldy315 View Post
    Wow. That's quite an improvement. I wonder what the yogurt does for them? Out of curiosity, how much do you feed them per meal? Winston only gets a 1 1/4 cups of food so a 1/4 cup of yogurt would be quite a bit.
    They get about 3/4 cup twice daily of kibble

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    @Libra926 WOW - just Greek yoghurt? Castor is having yeast in his nose rope and folds and we use duoxo but adding yoghurt to his food seems like a much easier option. How long before you saw improvement?

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    Default Re: Tear Stain problem

    We are having a similar problem with Archie. He had entropion in his left eye and just had surgery 3 weeks ago so his eye no longer tears, but the staining is still there. I have been using duoxo pads & some gold bond powder, but it doesn't seem to be helping. I will give the Greek yogurt a try, but was wondering, did the staining go away with just adding the yogurt or did you still have to treat the stain directly with something topical?

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