Getting Rid of Your Dog's Tear & Fur Stains
Your dog deserves to look and feel his best. In a perfect world, you’d be able to keep him in a soft protective bubble where no harm could come to him, but in the real world, things can sometimes be more challenging. We’ve sought to solve some of the challenges that dog owners like yourself face everyday, and created a range of high-quality products that are both dependable and affordable. For years, we’ve used these products ourselves every day as part of our Maltese’s healthy diet and beauty regimen, and today we’re proud to offer an extensive selection of dog health and grooming products right here online.
Fur discoloration is not an uncommon problem and is naturally most noticeable on white dogs. Discoloration can occur from tears, saliva and urine due to a type of pigment that's naturally occurring in these, but can also be the result of repeated contact with certain minerals in your dog's drinking water. It's important to rule out any medical conditions such as eyelid abnormalities that result in excessive tearing, allergies that lead to excessive biting or dental disease that results in increased saliva production before beginning your own treatment at home. Once you've confirmed your pup is healthy, there are some easy ways to go about removing those unsightly stains.
Doggone White Lightening Shampoo
This gentle shampoo doesn't contain soaps or detergents, and is enriched with natural botanical ingredients to help balance pH and lighten your dog's stained fur. We were Maltese owners, breeders and showers for decades before finally developing Doggone White, and we're so glad we did. After many disappointing attempts to remove stains from our Maltese dogs, and realizing just how damaging those other products were, we created our own line of whitening products and have never turned back. Doggone White shampoo gently cleanses and restores coats back to original natural shine and luster. Its light conditioning properties help to protect coats from further damage and dryness.
Doggone White Tear Stain Powder Mist
This is among one of our favorite whitening products for dog shows. This cosmetic powder dries hair that otherwise stays wet from excessive tearing, and covers stained areas on the go. To use it, spray the area you wish to treat, then press the powder down with your fingers. Continue this process until you achieve the desired look. Avoid direct contact with the eyes.
Doggone White pH Perfect Enzyme Powder
This is one of the most versatile products we offer. It addresses many of the issues dog owners see in their dogs over time, but wish they didn’t. If you have white dogs like we do, you already know what we’re talking about. If tear or water stains on fur have got you frustrated, or if you’re reconsidering a white haired breed because of this common problem, read on; there are solutions for dark fur stains and they're easier than you think.
Perfect Enzyme Powder is one of our favorite products because it’s so easy to make it a part of our everyday routine. This preventative tear stain treatment provides over 2,800 incredible enzymes to balance pH, eliminating acidity and therefore also staining.
Even better, it’s more than just a way to treat red or brown stains on your dogs’ fur. This enzyme treatment is also laden with liver bovine, which provides a range or essential vitamins and minerals including b12, iron and essential amino acids for energy, endurance, appetite and detoxification.
pH Perfect Enzyme Powder is simple: add one half scoop (10lbs and under) or one whole scoop (for dogs over 10 lbs) directly to drinking water or apply it to the skin in the form of a body wash or spray.
pH Perfect supplies your dogs get a range of vitamins, more calcium than milk can offer, and a wider range of organic minerals like magnesium and potassium than are found in many fresh fruits and vegetables.
Additionally, to minimize stains from drinking water, consider using a
water feeder over a bowl.
Get the most out of our whitening products by regularly wiping your dog's paws and face with a clean cloth to remove excess tears or saliva.