Why do white dogs have dirty eyes?
Tear stains in dogs are a common problem, visible as reddish-brown marks around the dog’s eyes, most easily seen on dogs with white or light-coloured hair. They are usually the result of the dog producing too many tears or having an inability for the tears to drain away as normal.
How do I keep the fur around my dogs eyes clean?
Cleaning the stained area with warm water or saline solution can help remove them. Regular grooming and keeping the eye area dry are the best prevention methods.
How do you keep my white dogs face clean?
Use a soft, clean washcloth or sponge.. Moisten the cloth or sponge with room-temperature water (avoid extremes of temperature). Use just enough water to get the job done. If you oversaturate the cloth or sponge, your dog will feel soggy and may balk at having his face cleaned.
How can I reduce porphyrins in dogs?
Contact lens solution can be used to clean around the eyes—not in the eyes! The boric acid in the contact lens solution oxidizes the iron in the porphyrins and may lighten the staining. After washing the face, always dry the area with a clean towel to prevent ulcerative dermatitis secondary to wet skin.
What do groomers use for tear stains?
Commercial Cleaning Products Tropiclean face shampoo (the blueberry kind) is soap free and many groomers use it to help rid of tear stains. If used often enough SOME clients have reported a lesser extent of tear staining.
Can I use baby wipes to clean my dog’s face?
If you run out of dog wipes, you may be tempted to use baby wipes or other human wipes to clean your dog. However, this isn’t advisable for a few reasons. First, the pH of human skin and dog skin is different says Dr. McCarthy, so human wipes may cause irritation, dryness, or itching on your dog.
Does baking soda whiten dogs fur?
Baking soda works well with grey or stained coats as it is a natural bleach that will not damage your pet’s skin. Place the baking soda in the bathwater or blend to a thick paste and apply it directly on each stain.
How can I keep my Maltese face white?
In summary, you can keep your Maltese super white with:
- Daily wiping of the face with a quality canine facial wipe.
- Using tear stain remover if needed.
- Daily wiping of the body.
- Brushing every 1, 2, or 3 days with a leave-in conditioner.
- Giving baths using a whiten-enhancing shampoo.