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Tear Stains in Dogs and Cats

Dogs that can develop tear stains are: Pugs, Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Maltese, Pekinese, and Shih-Tzu's. However, there are several other breeds that can develop stains as well, including cats. Cats that commonly develop stains include: Ragdoll, Persian, Himalayan, and Siamese. However, other cats breeds can develop stains as well.

Tear stains in dogs and cats are a common health issue that pet owners have to deal with. Today there are a few options on the market that make it easier for pet owners to address stains in the privacy of their home.

Tear stain removers for dogs can be found in local retail pet stores and online. Products that can remove stains that have accumulated on the fur/hair are cleansing washes or wipes. Washes like shampoos and conditioners may be time consuming and challenging to use on larger dogs breeds and even some smaller dog breeds. This is because most dogs do not like bathes or having their facial area wet. Same goes for owners of cats who need their tear stains removed. In addition to cleansing facial washes, cleansing facial wipes can be used. These wipes are similar to the look of baby wipes, but are marketed for use on dogs and cats. These moist wipes may be complicated to use on dogs and cats as well.

The best way to address the look of tear stains is by giving your dog or cat a supplement. Tear stain supplements are intended to reduce the look of stains and help restore your pets natural look. Supplements are promoted for both dogs and cats. The best way to give your pet a supplement is by placing it in their food.

The best supplements on the market are those that have not been linked to harmful side effects, contain safe ingredients, can offer results in a few weeks, and are cost-effective. Products that retail for more than $60 may not be cost-effective for some pet owners. Luckily some manufacturers offer Buy 2, Get 1 Free purchase special discounts to reduce the cost of the product. Supplements are not considered tear stain remover for dogs.