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How to Get Rid of Tear Stains

What are the stains on my dogs face? Are they the same as the stains that develop on a cats facial area? These are some common questions asked by hundreds of men and women daily, who own a dog or cat. Stains on the facial area around the eyes of your dog or cat may be tear stains.

These stains can diverse in color, but most often they are brown, red or a mixture of those colors.

If you own a light colored cat that has white, grey, orange or light brown fur, then it may be easy to notice the appearance of stains around their eyes. When it comes to dog tear stains, white colored dogs are most frequently affected by these stains. However, grey or brown or even black dogs can develop them as well.

There are a variety of structural characteristics that influence the formation of stains in both dogs and cats. Breeds with shallow eye sockets, tear ducts that can easily clog and hair that excessively grows around the eyes promotes the development of stains. Dogs that are born with these genetic traits include: Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Pugs, Maltese, Shih-Tzu's, and Pekinese.

Cat breeds that have these similar characteristics include: Siamese, Persians, Ragdolls, Himalayans, Persian/Himalayan mix, and Bengal Kittens. To reduce the look of Dog tear stains and cat stains, use a tear stain supplement.

When it to purchasing a tear stain supplement, there are many factors to keep in mind, such as:
1. Is the product promoted for dogs and cats
2. Does the product contain ingredients that have not been linked to negative side effects
3. How much does the supplement cost
4. How long will the product last

Some of the best tear stain supplements on the market are those that have been shown to work effectively on both dogs and cats with tear stains. The best supplements are those that have no known side effects connected to them and do not contain the substance Tylosin. To learn more about this ingredient, please refer top another informational resource site. Most tear stain products can offer results in as little as four weeks and retail for less than $70.