Light colored breeds like the Maltese are miniature breeds that you often see brown or red stains on their eyes. Brown tear stains on Maltese dogs are common and they may seem like an endless task to manage. However, there are a few at home remedies that can help you get rid of tear stains.
At home remedies can work for some Maltese, but the effects are often short-term. This is because it is intended to offer fast results, rather than sufficient results. Products that help remove stains are shampoos, bathing formulas and wipes. This is just a way to cleanse the fur so it appears clean. However, in a few short days your Maltese may get more brown eye stains.
Because tear stain accumulation is common and the effect of a tear stain remover is only temporary, an alternative has been made. This is known as a tear stain supplement. These supplements are often promoted for use on show dog breeds like Maltese, Shih-Tzu’s, Poodles and Pekinese. However, some are intended for additional breeds. But dogs are not the only ones that are a culprit of tear staining.
Cats can also develop stains, not just dogs. When it comes to cats, you will normally see it mostly in Persians. These breeds have shallow eye sockets and the tears can dry on the hair near the eyes. There are some products for use on both dogs and cats. Make sure the product is suitable for your breed and your pet’s weight. Some products claim they are for all breeds of dogs and cats.
Tear stain supplements that are promoted for all breeds are suggested for use. This makes it easier for a pet owner to know if a product is safe for their dog or cat, rather than guessing it is. Also, you will want to find a product that doesn’t have any side effects. Products that do not contain a form of Tylosin are good way to start. This ingredient can be potentially risky, which makes the products that use it a risky choice.