Distilled Water - Maltese Dogs Forum : Spoiled Maltese Forums


SpoiledMaltese.com is the premier Maltese Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Spoiledmaltese is a resource and forum for information and help with your Maltese. We do not support or endorse the selling of animals on this site.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-25-2019, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Jeep's Mommy's Avatar
 
Name: Marina
Dog's Name: Jeep
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Middle TN.
Posts: 518
Default Distilled Water

Iím wanting to switch Jeepís water over to distilled. Iíve never used it before as far as the dogs drinking goes. I know it has an odd taste to it. Does anyone have a dog that refuses to drink it?
What about 1/2 Spring water and 1/2 distilled?

Last edited by Jeep's Mommy; 04-25-2019 at 12:29 PM.
Jeep's Mommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-25-2019, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

 
edelweiss's Avatar
 
Name: sandi
Dog's Name: Kitzel & Liesl
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 17,074
Default

I would not use distilled water as the minerals have been removed.
__________________
Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Who loves me will love my dog also.), - St. Bernard
"Life without a maltese is like summer without ice-cream." - St. Edelweiss

"Wag more Bark less"
edelweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Jeep's Mommy's Avatar
 
Name: Marina
Dog's Name: Jeep
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Middle TN.
Posts: 518
Default

Yes, that’s the point. It’s my understanding that the minerals in the water are one of the reasons that causes tear stains. I have R/O Conjunctivitis, Dog Food and allergies. The Neomycin has not made a difference in the tearing. Spring water still contains minerals.
Jeep's Mommy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 04-25-2019, 04:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

 
edelweiss's Avatar
 
Name: sandi
Dog's Name: Kitzel & Liesl
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 17,074
Default

I can only say that in the past I researched this topic & came away w/the impression that it is not good to use sterilized water on any kind of long term basis. It may be that you should consider having the tear ducts flushed.
__________________
Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Who loves me will love my dog also.), - St. Bernard
"Life without a maltese is like summer without ice-cream." - St. Edelweiss

"Wag more Bark less"
edelweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 04:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

 
edelweiss's Avatar
 
Name: sandi
Dog's Name: Kitzel & Liesl
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 17,074
Default

This article states that important electrolytes are also removed during the sterilization process: Distilled water | Veterinary information for dog and cat owners
__________________
Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Who loves me will love my dog also.), - St. Bernard
"Life without a maltese is like summer without ice-cream." - St. Edelweiss

"Wag more Bark less"
edelweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 08:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Jeep's Mommy's Avatar
 
Name: Marina
Dog's Name: Jeep
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Middle TN.
Posts: 518
Default

I have already spoken to my veterinarian about flushing. Both of the vets in the clinic did not recommend doing it. I had my husband purchase some extra Spring water today. I’m going to start using that and see what happens. I tried the vinegar in the water and I didn’t see any improvement with that either. There is an online product that was suggested so that’s on my list to try also. I’ve always let the dogs have tap water but I always air it out for 24 hours to give the chlorine a chance to dissipate. But of course that does nothing for anything else that’s in the water. Thanks for the article.
Jeep's Mommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2019, 01:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

 
maddysmom's Avatar
 
Name: Joanne
Dog's Name: Lacie 3/11/12, Suki 1/4/14, Ling Ling 5/2/15, Casey 1990-2008)(Maddy 1998-2012
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 5,171
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mare View Post
I have already spoken to my veterinarian about flushing. Both of the vets in the clinic did not recommend doing it. I had my husband purchase some extra Spring water today. Iím going to start using that and see what happens. I tried the vinegar in the water and I didnít see any improvement with that either. There is an online product that was suggested so thatís on my list to try also. Iíve always let the dogs have tap water but I always air it out for 24 hours to give the chlorine a chance to dissipate. But of course that does nothing for anything else thatís in the water. Thanks for the article.
An ophthalmologist could easily flush the ducts. My regular vet wouldnít touch Suki because of how tiny she is. It took the eye doc about 5 min to do.
I think the spring water will help a lot, if your not already doing that.
Is he healthy otherwise? Suki suddenly started tearing at 2, which we thought were the ducts and why we flushed but looking back, I realize that she started tearing at the onset of her immune mediated disease. Once dealt with, sheís never had a problem again with tearing.
__________________
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=575012702558798&l=c5e5bedb28
maddysmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2019, 08:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Jeep's Mommy's Avatar
 
Name: Marina
Dog's Name: Jeep
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Middle TN.
Posts: 518
Default

Initially Jeep had health issues when I first got him. He was very thin do to tapeworms. Panacur took care of that. He was cryptorchid. Took care of that. Had multiple milk teeth (13 months old) that didn’t fall out. Took care of that. And he was not housebroken. He is now. He was wanting to mark everywhere in the house. Neutering and redirection techniques stopped that. I pulled half a dozen teeny tiny dead ticks off of him, so I had him tested for Heart worms, Ehrlichia and Lyme Disease. All negative. There is a large clinic in the next county over that does procedures that other vets won’t do. If the Neomycin and Spring water don’t work then I will contact them and ask if they will flush his eye.
Jeep's Mommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2019, 11:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

 
maddysmom's Avatar
 
Name: Joanne
Dog's Name: Lacie 3/11/12, Suki 1/4/14, Ling Ling 5/2/15, Casey 1990-2008)(Maddy 1998-2012
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 5,171
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mare View Post
Initially Jeep had health issues when I first got him. He was very thin do to tapeworms. Panacur took care of that. He was cryptorchid. Took care of that. Had multiple milk teeth (13 months old) that didnít fall out. Took care of that. And he was not housebroken. He is now. He was wanting to mark everywhere in the house. Neutering and redirection techniques stopped that. I pulled half a dozen teeny tiny dead ticks off of him, so I had him tested for Heart worms, Ehrlichia and Lyme Disease. All negative. There is a large clinic in the next county over that does procedures that other vets wonít do. If the Neomycin and Spring water donít work then I will contact them and ask if they will flush his eye.
I never found that neomycin helped the staining, only for conjunctivitis, infections. I would ask about Tylosin(antibiotic) for short term use, which is known to help tear staining. That said, thatís just masking the problem, rather than getting to the root of the problem, imo.
__________________
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=575012702558798&l=c5e5bedb28
maddysmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2019, 02:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Jeep's Mommy's Avatar
 
Name: Marina
Dog's Name: Jeep
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Middle TN.
Posts: 518
Default

Yes, the antibiotics are not the answer. I started the using the Spring water last night. I’ve been wiping his tear stain 5-6 times a day. Maybe even more. Just trying to keep the area dry. I tried calling the clinic that will do procedures that some of the other vets won’t do. But they have already closed for the day. So I’ll try calling Monday.
Jeep's Mommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum