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    can someone give me some advice.. my rescue boy Rocky had the pretties face when i got him although he had a few issues with infections going on.. once i got him and got him all better his tear stains are horrible.. i want his pretty white face back... i thought maybe it was because he was on so much medicine but every thing is good now.. only thing i can think of is they were feeding him dog chow and i switched his food.. dont judge me but i don't care for that food, but that's me,, anyhow,, another reason i switched is one of my dogs have food allergies and to prevent her from getting into the other dogs food i feed all of them the same food.. i have tried everything, wipes, power, cleaning his face all the time, i'm at a loss, i am tempted to put him back on dog chow just to see if it is the food but i really don't want too.. HELP! i want my pretty white face again..

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    before and now..

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    What was the name of the former dog food and
    what do you have him on now?

    What is the protein base of each and what are
    differing ingredients?

    From the pic, looks like yeast...also, were the
    former owners using whitening agents on him?


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    Have heard beet pulp (common additive in kibble) can cause this.

    Has he had a recent Parvo/Distemper vaccine, it can destroy an
    enzyme, Lysozyme (keeps eye bacteria in check) so it can be re-
    introduced by adding whole raw eggs to food 2-3 x weekly.

    Tap water can cause this w/ chemicals, minerals, chlorine, fluoride,
    etc. in it (bad for us too) so bottled spring water can clear it up.

    No plastic bowls, no grains even in treats, no powders around eyes!

    Coconut Oil (very small dab) is antiviral, antibacterial, use in wrinkles
    after cleaning with warm water & dried (again, use very little).


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    they were feeding him purina dog chow.. i am feeding him natural balance limited ingredient lamb and rice (because of my other dogs food allergies).. his water is in metal bowl and food bowl also . i am not sure about protein base.. i have used the coconut oil but its hard because he licks it off so much.. he even will lick it off the other dogs.. lol.. hes so sweet..

    i was thinking about the water also, im going to try that but it may be hard because i have 4 bulldogs.. i fill their water bowls up constantly and when they have water if i dont like how it looks i dump it and get fresh.. lol.. im a stickler about fresh water.. its just me though.. thanks for advice.. i have a place to start now.. just was running out of options.. when i clean his face it does feel damp alot also.. its why i am constantly wiping. i use warm wash cloth most of time and then dry it after.. i think i could wipe it all day and it would still feel damp..

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    Quote Originally Posted by punky View Post
    they were feeding him purina dog chow.. i am feeding him natural balance limited ingredient lamb and rice (because of my other dogs food allergies).. his water is in metal bowl and food bowl also . i am not sure about protein base.. i have used the coconut oil but its hard because he licks it off so much.. he even will lick it off the other dogs.. lol.. hes so sweet..

    i was thinking about the water also, im going to try that but it may be hard because i have 4 bulldogs.. i fill their water bowls up constantly and when they have water if i dont like how it looks i dump it and get fresh.. lol.. im a stickler about fresh water.. its just me though.. thanks for advice.. i have a place to start now.. just was running out of options.. when i clean his face it does feel damp alot also.. its why i am constantly wiping. i use warm wash cloth most of time and then dry it after.. i think i could wipe it all day and it would still feel damp..

    Possibly then an excess of tears, many things can cause this to happen.
    Entropian, ingrown lashes, blocked tear ducts to name a few. Has a Vet
    checked his eyes?

    With so many dogs, I can see the problem with the water, maybe try an
    automatic water dispenser?

    Your protein base is lamb

    After cleaning his face distract him with a bit of kibble while putting on the
    coconut oil.


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    If he was on antibiotics, that kills good as well as bad bacteria. This allows yeast infections to bloom. He probably needs a topical anti fungal antibacterial to clears up his tear stains. Entederm/panalog ointment would work really well for this.


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    Please do not go back to Purina. That is a horrible food. What I suggest is try another protein, and something with no rice. Bullies don't do well with grains, and lamb does't always agree. I know that Natural Balance has a fish kibble, maybe try that? If you switch, just make it gradual, not cold turkey so they don't get diarrhea or upset bellies. You can also get him on a probitoic... Please try this first. Also try wiping with some witch hazel which has a natural drying agent in it, and cleans much better.

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    I dont want to go to that food either..i cringe when i hear people say they feed that to their dogs.. i use the witch hazel also.. im cleaning it a lot so it does not get infected.. it just looks yucky.. i will look into the natural balance and see if its ok for my abbey (food allergy bullie) but if i have to i will buy two different kinds.. one for her and one for him.. ugh.. i use to tell people that my dogs were cheaper then having kids.. but i have changed my mind along time ago.. now i just say that they are better then kids because i can put them in a kennel and its legal.. lol... my dogs never go in one by the way unless they go in on their own.. only on road trips.. .. thanks everyone.. i will figure this out and will get that pretty face back.. i have four bulldogs, he is the only one that has it this bad.. all the others are great... ok, im on a mission again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by punky View Post
    can someone give me some advice.. my rescue boy Rocky had the pretties face when i got him although he had a few issues with infections going on.. once i got him and got him all better his tear stains are horrible.. i want his pretty white face back... i thought maybe it was because he was on so much medicine but every thing is good now.. only thing i can think of is they were feeding him dog chow and i switched his food.. dont judge me but i don't care for that food, but that's me,, anyhow,, another reason i switched is one of my dogs have food allergies and to prevent her from getting into the other dogs food i feed all of them the same food.. i have tried everything, wipes, power, cleaning his face all the time, i'm at a loss, i am tempted to put him back on dog chow just to see if it is the food but i really don't want too.. HELP! i want my pretty white face again..

    -rockyboy-jpg

    -11845922_10205938965772290_801941298_n-jpg

    before and now..

    Here are some good things to try.....

    Tear Stain Causes and Removal Options

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    Good luck food hunting, it took us four times before we found the right one.

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    thanks.. i will find one.. im determined.

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    thanks juanita.. i will figure this out.. hopefully soon so he can get his pretty face back.. lol

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