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Old 05-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I may very well have to give lip balm a try. Bella will be a year old next month and her tear stains are still pretty bad. I'll let you know how it goes .
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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that's interesting about the lip balm helping. Wouldn't the aloe in lip balm be so incredibly miniscule, that it would just as harmful if the dog ingested the actual lip balm? Even one without aloe? Anyway- it's a good thing to know.

Bisou would get tear staining from time to time, either because of stress (like when she was in quarantine for a month) or an infection (eye, tooth etc)- but for her, it's not been from food (or as much as from stress or an infection).

She had a bit of staining not too long ago (although it wasn't very noticeable, it was still there) before she had her tumor removed from her mouth...but since then all her tear stains have completely stopped. So it's really important (I think) to make sure the teeth are in good shape, etc- as it's hard to see them all and they're easily infected.

I was also cleaning underneath her eyes with some colloidal silver (before her surgery) so this may have helped. Now her eye area is completely dry...I'm almost a bit surprised by it because it's never been this dry and totally void of any staining.

to the OP- I'm so truly sorry to read about your little malt. I know that was heartbreaking. xxx
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This sounds like such a good idea. I wanted to coat the hair with something i bought some destin as recommended somewhere, but it's such a pita, a lipbalm stick would be so much easier! and wouldn't be as sticky and gross. Awesome. I have a stick of something, a nice natural one, i'll try that for a coupla weeks.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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sounds like a great idea! i'm going to try it next time i get him groomed to get his dirty fur cleaned/removed, i cannot keep up with his tear stains... plus, i'm a chapstick addict
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Just a heads up to read both inactive & active ingredients---some things can irritate the eyes causing more tearing!!!!!!!
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I would want to avoid the ones with menthol, but I may try this! If nothing else, it may help those little hairs that are hard to keep down.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:18 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Also avoid Aloe Vera---poison to dogs.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Brenda, Bless you, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Shayna. Huge hugs.

This is just my thoughts on the tear staining issue. My Mia and Leo, yes did tear stain, while teething, and i would just wash their little faces. When they both got ear infections as pups, yes , they tear stained. But now that they are older no more tear stains.

Do not ask my why, I have nooooooooooooooooooo idea, but little Ana never tear stained, even during her teething stage. That blew my mind.

I guess I just want to share, and this is from the heart, before you try and cover up tear stains, expecilly if they are extensive, please take your baby to the vet, to rule out anything medically. Sometimes, it could just be as simple as the food they are eating that are causing the tear stains.

But honestly, just have everything ruled medically ruled out, in regards to tearstaining.

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I'm here kind of late, but, is there a specific kind of brand of chapstick/flavor that is one of the safe ones? Besides not choosing one with menthol or aloe, there's a wide variety and I wouldn't want to choose one that irritates her.. Like are the flavored ones ok? (like vanilla and strawberry), or is it supposed to be without scent?
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