Nature's Aid is an all purpose skin gel that is from CANADA, and I'm not aware that it is available in the USA.
she had them on facebook This is her cooper. I think she took the last one just the other day and you can see if is not red. Desitin has really helped him.
@GRACIE11...Those are excellent examples of red raw irritated wrinkles. BabyGirl has had a minor version of that redness in the past. I usually wash them gently and dry and then put Zymox topical ointment (purchased online) but if Desitin gives you good results I'll try that next time. I love that both Gracie and Cooper love to smoosh their faces on the couch.
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Wilson & BabyGirl
@Fontanafox....Thanks Hopefully it will help someone
I skimmed through so I'm not sure if anyone posted this already - as for the tear stains, check for beets as an ingredient in your dog's food. Also, switching to filtered water helps - unless your dog's eyes are tearing excessively. Then the issue might not be the tear stains themselves, but finding out why the eyes are tearing so much.
As for problems areas that are NOT near the eyes: our vet recommends a SMALL amount of peroxide. I use this specifically for Oliver's nose rope which (thankfully) is the only area we now have problems with. I put a small amount of peroxide on a cotton ball, clean the fold and then go back and gently dry it with a clean cloth.
Oliver had terrible tear stains and as soon as we switched to giving him filtered water only, they cleared up. (this was recommended by our breeder, whom we trust 1000000%)
Life is always an Adventure with Oliver!
Try colloidal silver once a day until bacteria has gone then twice weekly,although Annie was very infected due to so many allergies I always managed to keep her face clear,I also dropped it into her eyes to flush them out ,it really is remarkable stuff,karen
Every Vet seems to be different and take a totally different approach to this problem. My vet gives creams and ointments, plus powders. So with all of the suggestions here, I'm totally confused as to what will work - since I've tried everything listed and still have a problem, plus I've had Maximus allergy tested
and he's on NVI food. I think I am going to go with the witch hazel + antifungal powders.
Abby gets yeasty in her face folds sometimes too. 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar. Dab that on with a cotton ball. Dry with a tissue or another cotton ball. The redness is gone within a couple of hours and it's totally gone in a day or 2. Yeast can't grow in the acid from the vinegar so it stops it in it's tracks. I keep a container of it in the fridge, the cold helps the irritation too.
I also squeeze a couple drops of it into her ears to help keep infections away. So far, so good!
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