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Old 02-21-2013, 10:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Powered buttermilk...Has anyone tried this? I've been giving 1/2 teaspoon once a day in the food and I believe it's working...he still has tears but the stains are really looking better. I have tried everything suggested before even the Angel Eyes and nothing has worked before. Sorry, can't figure out how to insert picture of the container from my iPad...
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Powdered buttermilk, that's pretty natural. I might have to try that.

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I tired that too (powdered Buttermilk) and it did not do anything for Chrissy. For some it might have helped, but not here . It certainly is worth a try and just might be the thing that helps and yes, it is safe to use.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Fluffdoll View Post
Just wondering, medicinal or hair peroxide??

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Is it dangerous so close to her eyes.
It's only dangerous if you can't avoid making eye contact

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I spoke with my Vet regarding the Boric Acid and he said that he did not recommend it since it dried the area too much.
Isn't that the idea? To lighten and dry the area? Just comb the dry area out. I use my nail (I live dangerously)

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Yea I would not put those type of chemicals on their faces, but that's just me.
Take a look at the ingredients in the various products that pretend to get rid of stains. You will find one of these 2 ingredients.

But hey, don't let me stop you from buying products that don't work
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Dear Maltsese Manica. Yes, rigth now i only clean her with wather, even when i bath her, i dont use shampoo. Bud thanks for remebering me 😘

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Where do you get the boric acid?

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Old 02-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Where do you get the boric acid?
At drugstore, same as hydrogen peroxide.
Best to mix both ingredients in an opaque bottle. Shake well before using and apply. Results will show in 2 days or less.

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Old 02-24-2013, 04:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It's so reassuring to hear people going through a similar situation to me! I too have been diligently washing hattie's face daily with baby shampoo and also using a drop of eye wash in each eye and then wiping the stains with contact lense solution. I have also been obsessive about washing her bowls (only metal) and giving her distilled water. Today it only occurred to me that whilst I've been giving her distilled water to drink, I've been washing her with tap water, anyone know if this is an issue? I really hope not! It's tricky enough having to boil and cool water for her to drink let alone bathe in!
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:45 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have started this thread to help those who are still having tear stain problems. I know people have tried an infinite number of ways to get rid of tear stains but this is not the thread where to post them. Please let's keep this thread on subject: The Final Solution.

For the record, the primary ingredient of contact solution is hydrogen peroxide. This ingredient is added to contact solution to kill germs and bacteria that increases eye infections risks for contact lens wearers.
Boric acid is also an ingredient found in eye drop solutions such as Visine.
In other words, the Final Solution is not dangerous. Just don't put it in the water bowl!

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Old 02-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I was surprised to hear that hydrogen peroxide is in contact lens solution. But, indeed there is a type that does use hydrogen peroxide. However, you must note that this is in a soaking solution and must be rinsed off before placing the lens in your eye. Boric acid is safe for the eyes and has been widely used as a eye cleaner.

Bottom line, if you chose to use this solution for tear stains, be careful not to get it in your pooches eyes.
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