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The most helpfull info for you and your coton.

Tear Staining:

As with any white dog, the coton can have problems with
tear staining.
Listed here are some tried and true cures.
This information was compiled by
much research and individual breeders advice.
Excess Tearing-Red Yeast
Most veterinary eye specialists believe the actual cause of tear
staining is excess tearing.
When the face hair is wet from excess tearing it
is the breeding ground for bacteria and yeast.
One of the most common yeast infections is Ptyrosporin or
Red Yeast which causes a deep reddish-brown stain. Low grade
bacterial infections in the tear ducts are also common and may
cause excess tearing and staining. If you have a dog with
excessive tear stains and tearing a visit to your
veterinarian may be needed.

OTOMAX - Yeast infections in the ears may be a frequent
culprit of tear stain; this generally responds well to OTOMAX
AK-TROL - Another useful product is AK-TROL which is a human

prescription eye drop containing neomycin, polymyxin B and
AK-TROL is also available in an ointment form.

Your vet can prescribe this for your dog and it can be used
before the adult teeth are cut if needed.
TUMS - Tums is primarily a source of Calcium.
Giving your dog 1/2 of a TUMS twice a day
will help change the pH of the tears.
Colloidal Silver - This is a product that is placed in the eyes and works like an antibiotic.
Milk of Magnesia, corn starch and peroxide (20 volume to 40 volume)
Use equal volume of MOM and peroxide, and then use the corn starch to
make a good paste of this; put on and work well into the
stained area and let dry overnight.
Keep doing this for several days until tear staining is gone.