Bichon Frise Tear Stains

2009 January 18

Always check with your Vet first to properly evaluate your Bichon’s health and to rule out infection and for options to treat tear staining.
First be sure your food and treats have no added color. Stick to white or pale colored “cookies” and treats. Better quality foods usually don’t have color added. If the stools have a red tinge or if you use canned as a supplement check for a pinkish tinge. If it’s there, chances are the food has been colored. In many areas of the country, water is very hard, has a high iron content or has chemicals that aren’t good for you or your little Bichon. Using a good quality bottled water or distilled water will help keep your Bichon’s face and eyes stay cleaner, too. Continue reading.

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