Dear Dogster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Dogster magazine, and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.


Tear staining

Mary PattonMary Patton Posts: 1Member
edited 11 June, 2013 in American Eskimo Dog
My handsome new rescue Eskie has ugly tear stains. I purchased a tear stain liquid cleaner Gold Medal tear stain remover which I have been using on him twice a day for a month. I am also giving him Angel Eyes natural powder--not the one with the trilosan antibiotic in it. Neither product seems to be helping. I also brought him to the vet a month ago and he did have to go on antibiotic eye ointment for a week for a low grade eye infection which has clear up. Any suggestions to get rid of the tear stains. They look pretty bad and really detract from his appearance.


  • Janet TateJanet Tate Posts: 2Member
    edited 10 November, 2012
    Hi! When I first took my Charlie to the vet as a puppy he told me in order to avoid the staining is to give them only spring bottled water, even if you have a filter in your house regular tap water simply has too much in it. The cause is a certain bacteria that grows around they eyes and feeds off of the stuff in the tap water, I NEVER give my guy tap water and he always gets compliments on his beautiful eyes :)
  • Valerie HeglundValerie Heglund Posts: 2Member
    edited 25 November, 2012
    I clean my eskies eyes daily with water and a cotton ball because he gets some crusties/goop sometimes and we have not had any problem with tear staining as of yet but he is still very young
  • Diane GreeneDiane Greene Posts: 1Member
    edited 11 June, 2013
    I have two American Eskimo/Sheltie Mix dogs one is eye stain free and the other one gets the eye stains. Both have the same diet and water supply. I tried the filtered water for several months but it didn't seem to make any difference in Maya's condition. I then tried washing Maya's face around her eyes with sterile saline (the kind you get to clean contacts with) I just wash her around eyelids two or three times a week to keep the brown crust away. If the eye drainage is a lot or gets crusted I use one drop baby shampoo in a about two ounces of sterile saline to soften and wash the area around her eyes. Now my sweetie has a fresh face to great the world with.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Dogster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!