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How to Get Eye Stains Off of Maltese Dogs

Right way Mix one part hydrogen peroxide with 10 parts clean water in a cup. Apply the solution with a cotton swab underneath your Maltese and Shih Tzu’s eyes once a day to remove existing stains. Add a teaspoon of white cider vinegar to your dogs’ drinking water to treat their tear stains.

Many light-colored dogs, especially Maltese dogs, often develop brown spots around the eyes. This is a common cosmetic problem caused by the tears flowing into the area around the eyes. Brown color occurs when bacteria on the face interact with tears. Often the cause is a blocked tear duct. Miniature strains such as the Maltese often have prominent eyes that extend the drainage system, leading to clogging of the tear ducts that do not drain the nose but congregate under the eyes. Brown spots are especially noticeable against the Maltese white coat.

A healthy way to remove Get Eye Stains Off of Maltese Dogs:

  • Examine the dog’s eyes and try to determine the cause of excessive tears. Allergies, foreign objects, ulcers, and medical conditions such as abnormal tear ducts can cause excessive tear production. If you suspect a medical condition is a cause, take the dog to a veterinarian.
  • Clip any long hairs around the dog’s eyes. These hairs easily become matted and can lead to skin irritation and possibly infection. Clean the eye area thoroughly, removing any crusty material with a clean towel. If you see a skin lesion, clip the hair closer and apply an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment to the area. See your veterinarian if the lesion appears infected.
  • Rub a cotton ball or gauze pad soaked in a tear-stain cleaning product formulated for dogs onto the eye area, being careful not to rub any product into the eye. Flush the eye area with warm water after application of the product. You can also make your own cleaner by mixing one tablespoon of boric acid into one cup of boiling water, mix well, let it cool to lukewarm and apply with a cotton ball or gauze pad.