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Coton Connection: - Issue #109 Coton Moms and Coton Tears
April 30, 2024
Welcome Coton Lovers:

Happy Almost Mother’s Day!

Since Mother’s Day is coming up soon in the US, I wanted to send a special shut out to all the Coton moms out there! My own Lucy recently celebrated her third birthday, and it's hard to believe how quickly time has passed. I’m grateful for every day with her - even those challenging moments when she's sick, waking me up in the middle of the night, or when she’s exploring the cat's litter box (ugh!).

Being a pet parent isn't just a walk in the park; it comes with its fair share of hurdles. But the joys overwhelmingly eclipse the difficulties, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I'm sure you share this sentiment about your own Cotons.

This month, I’m also revisiting a recurring topic that seems to affect many of our pups—tear stains.

I never had to deal with staining issues with either of my Cotons - until recently. Our vet strongly suggested switching Lucy’s food to a prescription weight management brand due to her weight gain from her seizure medication. Almost immediately, she developed dark staining around her mouth and chin area. As soon as I switched back to her regular food, the staining started to disappear.

It’s not always easy to figure out what’s causing staining or how to treat and prevent it, but you can get tips from the link to the updated blog post below.

Hot Off the Press: What’s New on the Blog?

April Updates

Thanks to this this recent question from Connie, I thought it was time to revisit the tear stain issue that so many Cotons have. Please chime in if you have found solutions you’d like to share, or you can read what others have to say.

Read Francia’s routine for keeping Lulu Victoria’s eye area clean and bright here.

You can read the updated blog post here, which may help you find new solutions to this common problem.

The article includes a link to the most recommended products from our Coton parents to help with tear stains. If you just want to jump to those recommendations, you can check them out here.

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