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« on: October 06, 2010, 03:57:14 PM »

Harley has developed some terrible red stains around his whole mouth/muzzle area.  It looks like tear stains but around the mouth.  Will Angel Eyes help with that too?  He has some tear staining but it's as noticable as his dirty mouth.

I feed him Blue Buffalo Puppy food.  I have been putting a tsp of Apple Cider Vineager in his water.

Any other ideas on how to keep his face white?
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 06:21:09 PM »

He never had staining there before? How old is he now? I am thinking teething and blood stains myself.....a little hydrogen peroxide will help get the stains out if it's blood....if it's yeast it will have to grow off.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 06:30:49 PM »

I was thinking staining too  nodding but I'm not much good as i'm still fighting Lucy's tear stains  sad although with the Show Eyes they are looking better  nodding
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 06:55:51 PM »

He is 10 months old.  Are they still teething at this age?  I believe he has lost all his baby teeth. 

I will try the hydrogen peroxide.

How do I prevent the yeast from coming back if it's yeast?  I can see it has been growing out but it's still there.  Will Angel Eyes work for that too?
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 06:56:27 PM »

He got the staining about 2-3 months ago.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 06:57:27 PM »

My Sassy's tear stains and mouth stains increased dramatically when I tried Blue Buffalo.  I like the ingredients but the stains made me switch.  I have noticed that when I include kibble in my girls' rotation, they have more staining.  When I use only canned and homemade foods we have almost no staining.  I suspect that some of the preservatives in the kibble are the problem.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 08:02:55 PM »

Thanks!  I will change foods.  Other than canned or homemade, any suggestions?  I can barely keep up cooking for my family, much less for the dog! : )
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010, 12:12:10 PM »

Welcome back Davina!  Missed you and Harley fluff.

Most pups would have finished 'cutting' their adult teeth by 7 ~ 8 months. 
That's generally the case, and Bichons like us are individuals.
So some may be faster, others slower.
Even then, I don't think it's due to teething.

It cold be the water he's drinking Drink but since you're already adding ACV,
and I don't think he's drinking pipe water (bottled or distilled maybe?)
then it's probably the enzymes in his saliva that's causing the stains.
(have you noticed before dogs with discolored/stained front paws?
that's due to licking..... same 'culprit' - saliva enzymes).

I don't know Mellow if Angel Eyes or other similar (oral) products would work,
but I do know you have to keep his mouth (ie. beard) dry consistently. nodding
ie. wipe with a towel after drinking to remove any water that's 'trapped' in the beard.
Personally I don't believe in using a wet/damp towel... the idea is to keep the beard dry.

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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010, 12:28:49 PM »

Thanks Del!  I've been sooo busy! 

He is drinking water out of the tap but we have excellent water her in SLC Utah so it doesn't have a lot of minerals.  (I may try distilled water if I have to.)  I will try to keep his mouth dry.  Seems like that will be an all day endeavour!  wacko 

I am definitely going to change his food to see if that helps too. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 08:07:19 PM »

My Buddy  gets the mouth stains too--the rest of him is stain free. He is a sloppy water drinker and has a wet mouth all the time so I am constantly trying to dry him off but it's not that easy! He and Bella eat the same diet but she has no staining--she is also a neater eater/drinker!   Laugh Hysterical  Would love to know if you find anything that works!
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2010, 02:34:35 PM »

It sounds hopeless!  His mouth is always wet too!  My daughter took some highlighters and colored his ears lt. blue, pink and lavender (dang kids!)  Maybe I should have her do something about his dirty mouth!
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