Tear staining

by Joanne Pattona
(Rotonda Florida)

I have 3 Coton girls…2 all white. They are having terrible tear staining.Have tried everything, nothing works. Bottled water always. When I took them to Long Island for the summer they drank city water from the tap and no tear staining….same food. When I brought them back to Florida tried tap water and bottled water, just horrible tear staining. Is there anything that works.

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Feb 16, 2022
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Possible allergy to mold spores causing tearing NEW
by: Anonymous

It is interesting that the tearing did not occur on Long Island but does happen in Florida. Do you live in a humid area that is conducive to mold growth? Could this be an allergic or immune reponse to the presence of mold spores in the air - either indoors or outdoor air?

Feb 16, 2022
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Tear Staining / Water/ Food NEW
by: Gita, Luxor's mom

Yes, I would like to agree that bottled water [by the way, Luxor's breeder recommended Evian!] as well as good quality food help to prevent those reddish tear stains. I started Luxor on Acana when it was still manufactured in Canada (also, Orijen); and three or four years ago decided to supplement the dry pellets with REAL meat.
Luxor needs about 300 cals a day. I buy ground turkey or chicken - whichever is on sale; then do the math: package weight/ calories/ number of patties + dry food cals. And - voila!

Feb 15, 2022
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Home cooked NEW
by: Anonymous

Try a home cooked diet. Chicken, white rice, fresh string beans, raw carrot. Go to balance it.com for specific amount to feed your dogs. My coton used to have a red beard and feet no matter what I did. I only fed him premium dog foods from holistic pet food store. After doing home cooked diet for a few weeks, staining stopped.

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