Q. Alll of a sudden all but one of my dogs have developed tear staining, this is madding, nothing I do seems to help they are all bichons any suggestions
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. There is an OTC product available in the U.S. Called Angel Eyes. It has very very low doses of the antibiotic metronidazole, which seems to be effective in reducing the staining associated with excessive tears on the white fur of dogs. Most specialists feel that it's a safe product to use so it may be worth a try in your dog's case.
A. Have your dog examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist. The excess tearing may be due to irritation, developing infection or possible obstructed tear ducts. An eye specialist will have the knowledge, experience and equipment to quickly diagnose and treat the underlying cause.