How do I get rid of the tear stains on my dog? Mix a tablespoon of peroxide with an 8 ounce glass of water and dip a cotton ball into the solution for a homemade daily removal concoction, then dab solution on the fur around the eyes before rinsing it off with warm water. Be careful not to get any in your dog’s eyes!
What causes tear staining in dogs? Dog tear stains are a result of excessive tear production, which is technically known as “epiphora.” Normally, your dog’s tears drain through the eyelid and into an area called the nasolacrimal duct. From there, the tears then empty into the nose.
Do tear stains hurt dogs? Although somewhat unsightly, the staining caused by porphyrines is just that — cosmetically unsightly. The stains cause no discomfort.
Do dog tear stains go away? It may take a few weeks before you see a reduction in tear stains, but over time, this will help. Some suggest that switching to filtered water can help, as well as adding apple cider vinegar to your dog’s food, though you should consult your vet to determine the right amount to add.