What Are Tear Stains?

Epiphora often results in a discoloration caused by overflowing tears in certain dog and cat breeds. The animal’s small tear ducts are sometimes blocked and don’t allow the tears to drain properly.

While some veterinarians recommend an operation to open the tear ducts, others feel the operation is unnecessary and also doesn’t guarantee that the problem won’t reoccur.

More confusing, some dogs with this problem do not present with any obvious medical or physiological cause. And some dogs that tear excessively do not experience epiphora.

Breeds most often affected by tearstains include: Bichon Frise, Westie, Havanese, Chihuahua, Maltese, Poodle, Shih Tzu, English Bulldog, Cotton de Tulear, Lhasa Apso, Terrier and Papillion and many more.

Once you’re able to observe the problem and rule out other causes of tearing that may be treatable, like allergic conjunctivitis, OcuBright is a safe and effective solution.