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If you have ever wondered what those dark brown marks underneath your dog’s eyes are, they are called ‘dog tear stains’. For some pet parents, this might cause concern, while for others – it may just be an appearance issue. Either way, CBD for dog tear stains is a popular choice. It can help with the problem, while also providing a solution for a variety of ailments your pet may be having.

What Are Dog Tear Stains?

Dog tear stains are the dark brown or even reddish marks beneath your dog’s eyes. Sometimes these tear stains also include discharge and are usually most noticeable on light coloured dogs. The technical term of this condition is ‘Epiphora’. This is the result of excessive tear production and may be an acute concern or potentially a chronic one.

Why Do Tear Stains Appear?

A pigment found in tears, known as porphyrin, can cause or contribute to the stain. As well, yeast infection under the eyes can grow due to the moist environment. More simply, dog tear stains might be due to anxiety, which CBD is known to treat – lowering your dog’s sense of unease while treating their tear stains accordingly.

Additional Reasons Why Dog Tear Stains May Appear

Here are a few medical reasons your dog may have developed dog tear stains.

Glaucoma – is also caused by fluid buildup in the eye, which can lead to damage to the optic nerve.

Eye Infections – which are a common occurrence in many dogs caused by bacteria, parasites and everyday irritants in your home.

Allergies – to things such as smoke or dust.

Ingrown Eyelashes – are a genetic disposition many dogs have to deal with, along with their pet owners.

Teething and ear infections are also known to cause tear stains, adding to the extensive reasons why tear stains may occur. It is important to see a vet in order to get an actual diagnosis, helping your dog find lasting relief.

Dog Breeds That Most Commonly Have Tear Stains

Tear stains are most noticeable on dogs with light coloured fur. But there are a variety of breeds that more commonly are plagued with tear stains, which include:

  • Shih-Tzus
  • Pekingese
  • Maltesers
  • Pugs

These are known as ‘brachycephalic dogs’ with shallow eye sockets – causing eye-bulging, dryness and infections.

As well, there are some dogs with a genetic predisposition for tear stains, such as Poodles and Cocker Spaniels

Treatment and Prevention of Tear Stains in Dogs

Because there are a variety of reasons your pet might have tear stains, the treatments will vary. From an eye flush to medication; managing it will be based on what your vet uncovers.

That being said, if it’s an anxiety issue – CBD for dog tear stains is the perfect holistic solution. CBD can provide a plethora of benefits for your dog, while also helping to alleviate any stress they may be experiencing.

Helping your pet find natural solutions to their health concerns are the preferred choice for a lot of pet owners. We are here to help create such solutions through a variety of our CBD oils, creams and edibles.

Natural Solution

CBD Oil for pets is a great option for pets who aren’t too picky as it is administered orally or added to your pet’s food.

CBD pet treats are the perfect option for those who have pets that are very food motivated and picky eaters. This offers relief and solutions all-in-one!

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