Yeast Infection In Dogs Mouth

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    My Dog has a yeast infection how do we get rid of it?
    We took our dog to the vet last week to find out she has a yeast infection. It smells so bad it is almost untolerable. (the smell seems to be mostly coming from her mouth but her years and anus/vagina smell bad too. The vet didnt prescribe her anything but said she needed to loose weight (Is this a load of crap? I didnt know a dogs weight influenced yeast infections..) anyway ... if anyone knows the fastest way to get rid of this infection please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Plain,unsweetened yogurt,AZO Yeast Tablets ( these are made for women,but are safe for a dog) and put Monistat or an athletes foot powder all over her,just make sure it contains Miconazole,2%.Also,I cannot believe that the vet wouldn't give you at least an antifungal shampoo.There is a good one called Malaseb,I would ask the vet for some.My cousin's Golden had this,and finally got rid of it after two years,with Ketoconazole,which is an oral antifungal.Get some Panalog from your vet to put in her ears,but I don't know about her mouth;I've never heard of a yeast infection causing bad breath.And,is she spayed? If she has a bad odor or discharge coming from her vagina and she isn't spayed,it could be pyometra,an infection of the uterus,which is fatal if not treated. Good luck.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I get my dog to take her meds?
    I have to give her 3 pills twice a day for the next 10 days to treat a yeast infection on her rear end and tail.

    How do I get her to take them? She seems to know when I hide them in her regular food. I just tried forcing them down her by shoving them in her mouth and forcing it closed. She hated me for that. She's still mad at me.

    What's the best way? I just adopted her and don't want to get off on the wrong foot with her. I feel like we may have though.

    • ANSWER:
      buy a bunch of cans of those little hot dogs, vienna sausages

      take a regular straw and push the straw through the middle of them to remove the very center

      put the pill in the little hot dog in the hole through the center

      you can squeeze the meat out of the straw back into the little hot dog on both ends

      your dog should be very, very happy to woff down those vienna sausages and won't care at all about a pill or two in them

  3. QUESTION:
    How to bathe my dog so that he smells good?
    I have bought every dog shampoo out there and have used MY shampoo, but my dog still has that wet dog smell. How do i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Possible low level bacterial or yeast infection of the skin. Brush daily to remove debris and dead skin. Try Zymox shampoo. When using regular dog shampoo do not over bathe as it can cause the oil glands to go into over production which has an unpleasant odor. Check the mouth, ears and rear end (anal glands) to be certain they are not a problem.
      Read the reviews:
      http://www.amazon.com/Zymox-Enzamatic-Shampoo-12-oz/dp/B00076NTJG

  4. QUESTION:
    Rusty colour around mouth eyes and nails of my dog, What could it be?
    My 9 year old white and grey shih-tzu has redish-brown stains around his mouth and some of his nails. I can see them clearly because they are staining his white hairs. He also has tear stains of the same colour. He has never had tear stains before and whatever is the cause seems to be staining his mouth and the hair around some of his nails. He is not eating anything or doing anything different that I know of. It just suddenly appeared one day about a week ago. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      He chews them.

      It is from his saliva.

      Its just like tearstains.

      Long version:

      First, take him to the vet to make sure he does not have red yeast or a bacterial infection. (they will give you a script for this and you will see results in like two days!) If neither, get him groomed really well. If you cannot afford to do this right now, start off with face washing at least three times a day. WARM water soaks... then dry with a towel. REALLY DRY as wet promotes the stains.

      Use bottled water or filtered water because some tap water has minerals in it that will help tearstains worsen. ALSO, your food. I feed solid gold as it has no additives and I know the dyes won't be coming out in their fur. (plus they have delicate skin so it keeps skin conditions at bay).

      Once you get the tearstains down you can go to once a day face washes and brush with a soft brush.

      I also give my dog a tums daily... was told about this old wives tale but it seems to work.

      It is a long process but well worth it!

  5. QUESTION:
    How is it that food has an effect on ear infections in dos?
    I have heard time and time again, that people who switch their dog's food with a super premium human-grade food see a reduction in ear infections in their dogs... and that the dogs do not get ear infections anymore.

    How does that happen? What does food have to do with ear infections? We don't feed the ear, we feed the mouth. So how?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods with a lot of grain, especially corn are not processed well by dogs.
      All dogs, and other mammals, have natural yeast in their system, in a carnivore, corn converts to sugar in the animal's system, which in turn feeds yeast, causing it to grow unchecked, causing yeast infections in the ears.
      I think this is also the cause of so many dogs that are diabetic these days, so many foods have corn, again, it converts to sugar, that can't be good for carnivores.
      Corn is added to dog food to give it bulk and to boost the protein levels, problem is carnivores can't process grain protein.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to reduce the discoloration of tear staining?
    I have four maltese dogs. They all have really bad tear staining. I wash their faces everyday and try to keep them dry as much as possible. I was told to give them distilled water and it's not helping. Is there any good products out there to reduce the red/brown stains?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes there is a wonderful natural product not carried in pet stores because it has no perservatives and cannot be stored in a warehouse for months on end. I use this on my shih tzu's and love it. It has no bleach peroxide and nothing that will hurt the dogs eyes if you wipe across the eye area. It also comes with a powder that keeps the moisture from being absorbed by the hair. The lady who runs this site is wonderful and will answer any questions you have. I am posting some questions and answers from her site hope this helps.

      Eye Envy is the most effective product for curing runny, ugly tear stains on your dog or cat. Our solution removes tearstains effectively, safely and gently. Eye Envy is an eye treatment solution that is non-irritating and proven to prevent eye leakage and discharge, quickly and through an easy to use method that your pet will thank you for. Eye Envy also comes in an herbal version. It is guaranteed to be effective, endorsed by veterinarians, catteries, and groomers the world over. If your pet is prone to tearstains, Eye Envy is for you. It is also effective in treating urine stains, red yeast infections, food stains, helping droolers, and of course for that unsightly brown goop around the eyes that affects dogs and cats everywhere.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS. .

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor

  7. QUESTION:
    How to clean my dog's eye discharge?
    Hello, I own a pomeranian dog and he has some frequent red eye discharges i'm wondering what is the proper way to clean it?

    Help is greatly apperciated!♥
    ***** I mean't red discharge not eye *****

    • ANSWER:
      I use Eye Envy it is all natural and will not hurt your baby's eyes. If you get it in the eyes it will not hurt at all and it really works great. I buy it from a great lady on ebay. I am putting some questions and answers from her site here.
      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      1. Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.

      2. Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.

      3. Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.

      4. Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.

      5. Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining

      6. Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.

      7. Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!

      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: No we carry the new formula and it does not have to be refridgerated. The shelf life in the refrigerator approximately 3-4 months.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE NOW CARRY THE NO REFRIGERATION REQUIRED FORMULA. It's shelflife outside of the fridge is 2-3 weeks, so you product should be refrigerated immediately.

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

      http://stores.ebay.com/S-B-PET-PRODUCTS

  8. QUESTION:
    What can be done for a dog that has stepped on a bee?
    It's almost midnight Friday,(no vets available) and our dog came in limping and licking his paw. When I tried to check it, a bee flew up from it. We can't find the stinger,but it still seems to be hurting.

    • ANSWER:
      Remove the stinger with tweezers. Or scrape out the stinger, moving parallel to the skin surface, to reduce the chance of pumping more venom into the dog�s skin.

      * Bathe the stung area with a solution of baking soda and water.

      * Immediately apply ice packs to reduce swelling (lining the pack with cloth or a thin towel). Do this frequently for 5 minutes at a time.

      * One way to treat bee stings is to give the dog Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth. Typical dosages: for cats and dogs under 30 pounds, give 10 mg...dogs 30 to 50 pounds, give 25 mg...dogs over 50 pounds, give 50 mg. Use only the plain Benadryl formula.

      * A swollen muzzle often indicates a bee sting.

      * Stings and bites can cause severe reactions. If there is major swelling, or the animal seems disoriented, sick or has trouble moving or breathing, go to the vet immediately. Even if your pet seems fine, watch him carefully for 24 hours.

      * Dogs with short and thin fur are more prone to spider bites and scorpion stings. The venom can be very dangerous.

      Remedies for Various Skin Ailments:

      * Some ways to soothe insect bites, hot spots, and other skin conditions:

      ** Dab with milk of magnesia to calm irritated skin.

      ** Aloe vera from plants and creams. Apply gel directly on the spot. Or dilute with water, put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the spot.

      ** Dab with organic apple cider vinegar.

      ** Saturate a cotton ball with witch hazel and apply on hot spots for several days.

      ** Apply a mixture of baking soda and water to the affected areas. This also helps soothe itchy human skin in case you, too, have a sting, rash or poison ivy.

      ** Epsom salt: mix 1 teaspoon in 2 cups of warm water for drawing out infection and bathing itchy paws and skin.

      ** Combine 3 capsules of sage, 1/4 teaspoon of Epsom salts and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Cool to room temperature, then strain out the sage. Store in a spray bottle or jar in the refrigerator to keep fresh. Apply to the affected area several times a day.

      ** Emu oil is a natural, soothing substance that helps treat canine skin ailments such as ringworm, flea bites, bee stings, rashes, hot spots and lacerations. Apply on the affected area.

      ** Aveeno. Mix a package of Aveeno oatmeal bath powder with 2 cups of water, wet the dog down with cool water, then apply the Aveeno mix. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse off with cool water and towel dry.

      ** Petkin Reliefstick, which comes packaged like a stick deodorant. It contains natural ingredients to cool the skin as well as reduce redness and swelling and promote healing -- plus a safe licking deterrent.

      ** Petroleum jelly or Bag Balm � use either to seal in moisture. Also excellent for chaffed paw pads.

      ** Brewers yeast: one pill for every 10 pounds of the dog�s weight; just add the pills into the dog�s food.

      .

  9. QUESTION:
    How to make sure a shelter cat is healthy before adopting it?
    Last year my freind adopted a a dog from a shelter. We were told the dog was healthy, and that there were no problems with it. It seemed a bit worn out, but we chalked that up to the shelter being outside in the blazing heat. However, when we took it to the vet after getting it home, we found out it have worms, stomach parasites, a yeast infect, and a couple of other health problems. After spending hundreds to get it fixed, my friend called the shelter for lying about the dogs health and not giving it the treatment it needed for all it's illnesses.

    Well now, one year later she is moving into a smaller apartment. Her dog was given to her parents because their older dog had died, leaving them with a younger dog who needed a playmate. Still wanting a pet, my friend decided to get a cat. Since her apartment wont have a yard, and it's so small, it seems better suited to a cat than a dog.

    We want to avoid the health issues we had last time though. So we were wondering, what are some things you should make sure you check when adopting a cat from a shelter to ensure that it's healthy? Any little bit of advice helps!

    • ANSWER:
      Cats are the masters of balance. A healthy cat's gait is steady and fluid. A cat showing signs of losing balance could be suffering from various health problems. It doesn't have to be as dramatic as cerebellar hypoplasia. Limping, difficulty with jumping, or any other problem related to movement, can indicate anything from nutritional deficiencies to fractures or even eye or ear problems.
      The cat's coat directly reflects its state of health. The fur of a healthy cat is smooth and pleasant to touch, and does not show bald patches, wounds, or cat fleas. A dry and coarse coat may be a sign of unbalanced nutrition.
      The cat's ears should be pink and clean. If you see a waxy brownish-black secretion in the cat's ears, check for the presence of ear mites (a miniscule ear parasite common among cats). Very often, a cat infected with ear mites will also scratch its ears and shake its head, and you may be able to see scabs in that area. You will not be able to see the mites themselves, as they are microscopic.
      The healthy cat's eyes are shiny and clear, and lacking any secretion. Cats have a third, inner eyelid, which is usually wide open and not exposed. If the third eyelid is not fully open, it can be seen covering a part of the eye. This situation can indicate a health problem, since it is often a sign of physical or emotional stress.
      The nose of a healthy cat should be velvety and pleasant in texture, and without any discharge. The nose can be moist to varying degrees, but never very wet.
      The cat's mouth should be pink, clean, and without any bad breath. The teeth should be whole, white, and without excess tartar. Other signs of possible mouth disease are drooling and an apparent grooming problem - cats that suffer from infections in the mouth area often avoid self-grooming.
      The cat's rear end and genitals should be clean - Dirt in that area might indicate a problem of diarrhea. Diarrhea may be a sign of poor nutrition, worms or even some form of disease. Even without diarrhea, worms can sometimes be spotted around the anus, particularly tapeworm, which often look like small white and soft grains of rice.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a white dog's red stear stain effectively?
    I have a white Maltese, and she has these ugly red tear stains around her eyes. I am trying Petgold tear stain remover and applying it everyday, but the stains aren't budging. Help please. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There I use Eye Envy. I swear by it. It is all natural and will not hurt your baby's eyes if you wipe across the eye. It really works and will not hurt the hair shaft like the other things I tried from the pet store. I am adding questions and answers from the site I purchase from. You can't find find it in stores and if you do I would worry about it being old. The shelf life is only 3-4 months because it has no perservatives. Hope this helps it sure has been great for me.
      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS. .

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

      http://stores.ebay.com/S-B-PET-PRODUCTS

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it ok for one of my dogs to lick the inside of my other dogs' ear?
    My small terrier like to lick inside my German Shepherd's ears. I was wondering if it is ok, or if it will increase the risk of ear infection for my German Shepherd.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how often the little terrier is in there mucking about. The danger of the ear breaking or becoming too soft to stand is probably higher than getting an infection. Erect eared dogs do not usually like other dogs in there ears because it is uncomfortable. There are exceptions to the rule though, always. I knew someone who had an out break of yeast infections in 5 of their dogs, all in the ears. They were constant ear lickers and the vet explained that they had developed a habit because it felt good, then when the yeast infection started it made it feel even better. Since their ears were always wet and full of mouth bacteria it was the perfect place for yeast to grow, plus all but one was a floppy eared dog. They had a hard time getting rid of it because they kept reinfecting themselves by licking into each-others ears.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can i keep my White Bichon puppy clean?
    I know you are not to bath them often due to the oils in his coat,but he looks so grubby at times,especially his face.
    I also have a problem with tear staining and he is only 13 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I use Eye Envy. It is wonderful. All natural no bleach or peroxide. It will not hurt your puppy. It is completely safe and will not hurt the baby's eyes if you get it in the eye. I use it on my Shih Tzu puppy. I buy from a wonderful lady on ebay. She has a question and answer section. I will post some of it here and the link to her site.
      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: No refrigeration is required. The shelf life is up to one year.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: No we only carry the New No Refrig. required formula and the shelf life is up to 1 year.

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I keep my Shih Tzu dog's eyes clean?
    Her left eye constantly 'leaks' brown coloured tears that stain her fur. She often has a clump of hard fur stuck in the corner of her eye that is irritating her eye and making it red. I assume that's why she has the brown tears. How do I get the brown stain to go away - shampooing doesn't do it. Does she need drops all the time? Thanks for the advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There! I am owned and operated by a Shih Tzu and can tell you how to solve the problem. This is a common problem with alot of breeds. I use Eye Envy. It is all natural and will not hurt your dogs eyes at all. I take a washcloth with warm water and clean the goop and then wait for the hair to dry and wipe across the eye area with a pad soaked in the Eye Envy solution. I put the Eye Envy powder on the hair after the solution drys and it repels further moist to penetrate the hair. What usually happens is that the hair stays moist and bacteria starts to grow. I buy my product from a wonderful lady who sells on Ebay. She is having a 3 day sale right now and I ordered today from her. I will post the questions and answers from her site and post the link. You can't buy this in stores because it is all natural no bleach or peroxide and the shelf life is only 3-4 months so big stores can't store large quantities of it. It really works!! And believe me I have tried them all.
      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO we now carry the new original formula and it does not need to be refrigerated

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

  14. QUESTION:
    My Dog's eyes water and as a result she has developed a stain under one of her eye.How can i remove the stain?
    Its under the corner of her eye. Please help ! what shld i do ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there I can help. I use Eye Envy. It is all natural and has no perservatives and will not hurt the dogs eyes if you wipe across the eye area. Here are some questions and answers from the site I order from and the link.
      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: No refrigeration is required. The shelf life is up to one year.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: No we only carry the New No Refrig. required Original formula and the shelf life is up to 1 year.

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The product does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I clean the tear stains under my pomeranian's eyes?
    And is it common for a pomeranian's eyes to water so much?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is very common for their eyes to water. I have a shih tzu and know exactly what you are dealing with. I use Eye Envy and purchase it from a lady on Ebay. I will attach the questions and answers from her site and the link to her site. You have to be careful who you purchase from because it is all natural and no bleach or peroxide and has a shelf life of only 3-4 months. I purchased some from someone else and it went bad very quickly and they would not replace it.

      Questions and Answers

      Eye Envy is the most effective product for curing runny, ugly tear stains on your dog or cat. Our solution removes tearstains effectively, safely and gently. Eye Envy is an eye treatment solution that is non-irritating and proven to prevent eye leakage and discharge, quickly and through an easy to use method that your pet will thank you for. Eye Envy also comes in an herbal version. It is guaranteed to be effective, endorsed by veterinarians, catteries, and groomers the world over. If your pet is prone to tearstains, Eye Envy is for you. It is also effective in treating urine stains, red yeast infections, food stains, helping droolers, and of course for that unsightly brown goop around the eyes that affects dogs and cats everywhere.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS. .

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

      FREE HOMEMADE TREATS ARE INCLUDED MADE WITH ONLY THE FINEST INGREDIENTS.

  16. QUESTION:
    Possible to get thrush from a dog's yeast infection of the ear?
    My daughter, this summer, got thrush in her mouth. It went through her GI tract and she developed a yeasty diaper rash. (It has been treated and she fully recovered.) What I'm wondering, though, is how she got it. She was never on any antibiotics. A dog she played with, however, had a nasty ear infection which the vet identified as yeast. We didn't realize he had the ear infection right away.

    If she, for example, stuck her fingers on the underside of his ears, then put them in her mouth, could that cause thrush?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible. Sticking their fingers in something then in their mouth is the easiest way kids pick up something.

  17. QUESTION:
    What causes dogs grungy mouth?
    Have a 9 year old lab. In the last year on both sides of her lower mouth where there is a fold of skin, I've noticed some type of stuff clotting her hair together and making it stiff. She's been on antibiotics twice, helps for awhile, but soon as she's off them it comes back. I have to clean it out once or twice a day and then use a wound cleanser on it. Usually small bits of hair come off when I clean it out. Vet doesn't seem to know what it is. Anyone ever heard of this?

    • ANSWER:
      i know an older golden with the same issue nothing has helped them but not quite sure if they even did as much as you do. He was very stinky i remember but i figured what he had was some type of infection. i know that when ears are infected they smell. You should change her diet. Wheat free, grain free, and try to stay away from ALL BEEF INGREDIENTS. when my male 3 yr old lab's yeast infections in his ears would not go away i consulted the woman i buy my dog food from and was informed that beef causes yeast and that it is a highly indigestible meat. yeast and moisture (becuase it is near his mouth) are a bad combo and if he is on antibiotics it sound like maybe this might help. my dogs ears cleaned up quite quickly but he was eating wheat and grain free prior to the infection, but not BEEF FREE as well. Keep cleaning it but take into consideration the ingredients and if they are affecting it. the simpler the better or all natural would be best. it needs to stay as dry as possible and my lab is quite the drooler after he drinks so maybe wiping her mouth dry as often as possible may help. good luck......KARMA...i was talking about this dog today out of the blue and i rarely see him i hope your baby gets better....the simplest thing as his diet could be his root of all this evil.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me if tear stains on a Maltese puppy are anything to be worried about?
    I am getting a 15 week old female pup for my girlfriend. It has some tear staining. I know nothing about the dogs, I have never even seen one except in pictures. The dog is not registered, but could be. The lady I am getting it from registers with AKC only, so she won't register it. She got the dog as a pick of the litter for a stud fee by her Male dog.

    I just wonder if the tear stains mean anything. Can they be washed off or removed? I don't know what it means, if anything. If anyone knows from personal experience what this means, I would appreciate your input. I thank you in advance! Alan Gaertner

    • ANSWER:
      The tear stains are nothing to worry about alot of dogs have them. I personally have a Shih Tzu and use a wonderful chemical free solution to remove them. I also use a powder they sell to keep the hair dry. I am attaching some questions and answers from the site I order from. This lady is wonderful and will answer questions for you cheerfully. I tried several other products and worried about getting chemicals around my baby's eyes and mouth area. You can wipe across the eye with this and it does not hurt them at all.
      Here are the questions and answers from her site I think they will answer all your questions.
      Eye Envy is the most effective product for curing runny, ugly tear stains on your dog or cat. Our solution removes tearstains effectively, safely and gently. Eye Envy is an eye treatment solution that is non-irritating and proven to prevent eye leakage and discharge, quickly and through an easy to use method that your pet will thank you for. Eye Envy also comes in an herbal version. It is guaranteed to be effective, endorsed by veterinarians, catteries, and groomers the world over. If your pet is prone to tearstains, Eye Envy is for you. It is also effective in treating urine stains, red yeast infections, food stains, helping droolers, and of course for that unsightly brown goop around the eyes that affects dogs and cats everywhere.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS. .

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

      FREE HOMEMADE TREATS WITH ALL ORDERS. MADE WITH ONLY THE FINEST SAFEST INGREDIENTS.

  19. QUESTION:
    what is the best food for my dog?
    which is the best dog food for my 1 year old male shih tzu?
    PURINA or AD or Hill's??
    cause he is having a bad yeast infection on his neck , belly , ears , mouth...
    and can i trim his fur short ?

    • ANSWER:
      I raise Shihtzus and I only feed Pinnacle chicken and rice. My dogs have beautiful coats and are show quality.
      They have never had any skin issues. When I had my store I would get people to change to Pinnacle and they would come in so excited cause I had saved them hundreds of dollars in medication!
      Try
      www.petfooddirect.com they always have it!

  20. QUESTION:
    Why does my cat have brown eye boogers?
    the vet said that eye boogers go along with the breed. its a genetic defect in maine coons. but lately his eye boogers have been brown. if you are going to tell me to take him to the vet, dont answer this. he already has an appointment. i was just looking for ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      I have the answer to your problem. This product will work and is not expensive. I use it and swear by it. It is eye envy and is all natural will not hurt your cat if you get it in the eyes. My cat loves for me to treat her eyes with this and it will stop the brown streaks. There are alot of products on the market and alot have chemicals in them. I will not put them on my cat. This has no chemicals or perservatives. I will give you the link to the site I order from. I am also attaching the question and answer section from the site.
      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: No refrigeration is required. The shelf life is up to one year.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: No we only carry the New No Refrig. required Original formula and the shelf life is up to 1 year.

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The product does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

  21. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Poodle Tear Stains?
    I have tried everything to get rid of my poodles tear stains. What is the best over the counter product that I can buy to get rid of his tear stains?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.groomingangel.com/id70.html
      (Below is an excerpt from this website)

      Dog owners are constantly asking what they can do to get rid of or prevent TEAR STAINING on their dog. Usually it is a shihtzu, poodle, maltese, yorkie, or one of the new little designer dog mixes. To be honest I have the same problem in one of my poodles and I have tried many different products out there believe me and I have spent a lot of money trying to find a solution myself. So far giving them bottled water and changing their diet to a better food has made a huge difference. Also Keeping my poodles eye area wiped cleaned daily and face shaved clean really helps a lot. Keeping your pet groomed on a regular basis either yourself or by a professional groomer helps a lot. Sometimes I think it's just genetics and it can be a never ending battle but here are a few ways and tips I've found to be helpful.

      Tear staining is most obvious on dogs with white and other light color coats. The stain is usually reddish-brown. It is often most associated with the Maltese, Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu breeds and is common with light colored poodles. However, many other breeds can show signs of tear staining, especially those where the hair normally falls from the top of the head and rests in the eye area.

      Whenever hair rests around the eyes some amount of tear staining results from the hair wicking moisture from the eyes. But there are many other sources of tear stains.

      Tear staining can be traced to health and diet, as well as genetics. Most veterinarians agree that face staining results from excessive tearing. In this case, the damp face hair is a breeding ground for bacterial and yeast growth. The most common is "Red Yeast" which is usually associated with reddish-brown facial stains, and which may emit a moderate to noticeably strong odor. Tear ducts may become infected and result in excess tearing and noticeable staining.

      Some of our clients have consulted veterinary eye specialists on the problem. The doctors advised them that the eye structure was the most probable source of the problem. If that is so, then genetics would like play a role and explain why the problem is more pronounced in some pets of the same breed. If you are purchasing a puppy and you are concerned about the potential for tearing and staining, you should observe the mother and sire, and others in the direct lineage.

      Eye duct surgical procedures to increase their tear capacity may help some pets; ask your veterinarian.

      Hair-coat stains also occur in areas other than the eyes. White and light color coats can acquire water stains from pet drinking water. Minerals in the water may stain facial hair in the whisker, beard and mouth areas, as well as other areas on the chest and front legs when water regular drips from their beards. Purified waters with low mineral content may be the answer.

      It is possible for some some pet foods with color additives to stain hair in the mouth area too.

      Your first step is to determine the source of tear and face stains. As we have noted, it may be water and food sources and that can be corrected. Tear staining often involves more complex solutions requiring veterinary introspection to determine the source.

      If bacterial and yeast infections are involved you need to take steps to mollify and eliminate their presence. Veterinarians can prescribe medication to treat bacterial and yeast infections. Your veterinarian or eye specialist veterinarians can determine if excessive tearing is the source of stains, and describe alternatives available.

      Tear stain removal has become much easier with various products now on the market just for this purpose. I use and prefer Eye Envy products on my yorkie and miniture poodles. Go to eyeenvy.com for more info on this great product.

      Keeping tear stains at minimum is more of a concern for dogs that are shown, and for the dog not being shown, taking steps to safely minimize the condition should be satisfying enough rather than complete elimination. Consult your veterinarian with any questions you may have.

  22. QUESTION:
    My chihuahua is losing small chunks of hair?
    My chihuahua is about 5 or 6 years old (he has about 35% grey hair-and shelter never knew how old he was exactly) and he is losing small chunks of hair about 1/4 inch and has bumps on those spots. I haven't really changed their diet so I don't know if this is due to age? But he has also gotten some sort of crust on the sides of his mouth before and swollen paws with bloody claws. The vet has given him antibiotics but it only goes away while the medicine lasts.

    Any ideas as to what it might be?

    • ANSWER:
      May be atopy. Nail bed infections and discharge can occur with this common environmental skin allergy. How long have you had him? Did you adopt him as an older adult recently? So he could be 8 or 9? A 5 or 6 year old Chihuahua is still quite young, as tiny breeds have longer lifespans, and unlikely to be greying at such a young age.

      Sounds like he has a secondary skin infection at a minimum currently, and needs some antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication at a minimum. Corticosteroids on a tapered dose for 2-3 weeks usually helps once their infection is so severe alopecia, collaretes, pustules, and infected nails are evident. The antibiotics should be given for 2-3 weeks minimum, and if he's already had a round without completely "clearing" the infection, he needs a culture and sensitivity test done on a sample of his skin to see which antibiotic will successfully eradicate his infection. Cephalosporins, such as cephalexin and Simplicef (cefpodoxime), are the primary treatment choices of the many antibiotic choices available for dogs, when dealing with skin, post-op, and superficial wounds. I prefer Simplicef because it is a once daily med and has much less GI side effects associated with administration.

      Secondary yeast infections are very common, so an impression/tape prep slide of affected skin areas is necessary to make sure he only has excess bacteria in these areas, and not excess yeast also. Both bacteria (Staph) and yeast (Malasezzia) are abundant on skin, but infection colonies are much more prolific than naturally occurring colonies. He may need oral antifungals (ketoconozole or fluconozole) in addition to a round of antibiotics. Chi's are so small, they usually must have these uniquely compounded at a separate pharmacy from your vet or human pharmacy.

      Infections will keep recurring as secondary symptoms of a dog with allergic atopy. Otherwise, checking for endocrine dysfunction/disease is good diagnostic practice for dogs with recurring skin practice, to rule out hypothyroidism and Cushing's disease (hyperadrenocorticism).

      After one round of a cephalosporin, checking for yeast, then atopy, then for endocrine disease, are next in a good diagnostic work-up, as each is ruled out in step-wise fashion. Get back to the vet, as the sooner you follow up, the less it will cost your wallet and your dog's health. Vets often only charge recheck exam fees or zero the exam fee, when you are a consistent, compliant client with a good veterinary/owner relationship.

  23. QUESTION:
    how do u get rid of the brown stain(tear stain) on a dog's face??
    my dog is a shihtzu&& we've used a lot of the products that say they get out the stain,but when we use it,it still doesn't come off..is there anyone who knows a good medicine to take off this stain?? =]

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I do! I have a shih tzu and use Eye Envy. It is all natural and will not hurt your dogs eyes and it really works. It will probably take a while if it is bad and you may have to use it more then once a day. I am attaching questions and answers from the site I buy from.
      Eye Envy is the most effective product for curing runny, ugly tear stains on your dog or cat. Our solution removes tearstains effectively, safely and gently. Eye Envy is an eye treatment solution that is non-irritating and proven to prevent eye leakage and discharge, quickly and through an easy to use method that your pet will thank you for. Eye Envy also comes in an herbal version. It is guaranteed to be effective, endorsed by veterinarians, catteries, and groomers the world over. If your pet is prone to tearstains, Eye Envy is for you. It is also effective in treating urine stains, red yeast infections, food stains, helping droolers, and of course for that unsightly brown goop around the eyes that affects dogs and cats everywhere.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS. .

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

      FREE HOMEMADE TREATS WITH ALL ORDERS. MADE WITH ONLY THE FINEST SAFEST INGREDIENTS.

  24. QUESTION:
    My dog always smells no matter how much we clean him? What can I do?
    He just smells all the time, we bath him every weekend and even afterwards he still stinks!! He also has bad breath, we give him his dentist sticks every morning and night, also he has a bone toy that is for bad breath but doesn't make a difference, anyone got any tips on what I could do or buy?
    He's just out of the vet and had a full check up groom and all
    @smartsinger aren't you just a eff'n ray of sunshine!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      So what did the vet say about the smell or your groomer? Surely you mentioned it & asked for an opinion or thoughts - since you were paying for their services.

      Solving your problem:
      For starters, have the vet or groomer empty the ANAL glands. Doubtful they will do it unless asked. If the dog has food allergies they could need emptying on a weekly, or bi-weekly basis. (You could learn how to do this, but feeding a better quality food & more FIBER) often helps. By fiber I suggest adding leafy green veggies like: kale, spinach, collards, mustard greens & asparagus spears to the diet. (You can buy all but the latter in frozen format & microwave a cereal bowl full) for daily feeding. Mix with plain yogurt, or canned food, if needed.

      Licking his butt could also cause the bad breath, if he has anal gland problems or an infection. Dogs lick, to try & release them. (It sort of smells like DEAD FISH or skunk.)

      Next the mouth. Buy a tooth scaler (metal) & sold in dog catalogs & learn how to remove tartar/plaque off the dog's teeth. Next buy toothpaste for dogs & a brush and use it at least weekly. Allowing or encouraging chewing on raw bones isn't a bad idea to help clean teeth, but may not always clean the teeth completely, if you've got hardened plaque, unless you start with cleaner teeth, first.

      If the skin has a yeast infection you might try a shampoo to treat that, but you can bathe dogs too often & dry it out. Be sure to use a coat conditioner. If the skin seems or quickly gets greasy, there is a health problem.

  25. QUESTION:
    A yeast infection looks like what? I would like to know if there are any yeast infection pictures.?
    What does a yeast infection look like? can anyone answer? I am doing research and would like to know what a yeast infection look like in a dog, woman, baby, and men. I saw a blog website at http://ayeastinfectionlooksllike.blogspot.com and it had some great information, but no pictures or anything. NO BS. Good answers please.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection pictures are usually graphic. You can search on google for them, but you won't find much and what you find may be too graphic especially for the male yeast infection pictures.

      If you are doing research you may also need good content. I looked at the blog you referred to at http://ayeastinfectionlookslike.blogspot.com and found that it had some excellent content and resource that you can use. you can start there and take a look at the keywords or tags used on the blog to do your research.

      Some symptoms of yeast infection are:
      Diaper rash, white coating of the mouth or tongue, skin rashes under the breasts or folds of skin in other areas, mouth sores, itching, burning, redness of the infected area, lethargy, painful urination, cottage cheese-like discharge, painful intercourse, irritability, depression, and headache.

      I have included some more excellent resources below that you can use as well.

  26. QUESTION:
    How Do I Remove Doggie Tear Stains?
    I have a cream coloured pomeranian puppy and her eyes get very teary and her fur is becoming a dark brown under her eyes. I've tried some tear stain removal stuff from the pet store but it doesn't do much. Does anyone know of any safe,effective ways to get rid of these stains?? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there! I use this product it is all natural and has not chemicals. It really works on my shih tzu. Here are some questions and answers from the site I buy mine from:

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining?

      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs & cats are born with closed or shallow
      tear ducts. Tears overflow because the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria
      & yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections
      may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on
      the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are
      susceptible to allergies. Shampoos & other chemicals can also irritate their eyes. Some foods cause allergic
      reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining.
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives,
      preservatives & food coloring that could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or mouth area. This could cause irritation & in
      addition, red stains left behind may be from flea feces.

      These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!

      Q: Why is Eye Envy different than all the other products that I've bought & didn't work?

      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection:

      Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area), herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) &
      an antibacterial. Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable
      supplements, taking months to work & requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. Tylan, Tylosin as Tartrate,
      Collidal Silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?

      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very porous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will
      only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.
      PLEASE do not use Peroxide, Bleach or Woolite on your Animals.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?

      A: No. The product does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?

      A: Yes. Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small
      kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life? Should I refrigerate my product
      when it arrives?

      A: Eye Envy should be refrigerated (unless your buying the herbal version, which does not require
      refrigeration). The shelf life in the refrigerator is approximately 3-4 months. Your product should be
      refrigerated as soon as it arrives. It's shelf life outside of the fridge is 2-3 weeks, so you product should
      be refrigerated immediately.
      UPDATE: WE NOW HAVE THE NO REFRIGERATION FORMULA. IT IS BRAND NEW

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?

      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?

      A: There is nothing to worry about if some solution gets into your pets eyes.
      The ingredients are safe & have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?

      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz"
      from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?

      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?

      A: Yes! With any white animal, it is recommended to use both the solution & the powder.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you remove tear stains on a Maltese puppy?

    • ANSWER:
      This is the product I use and love. Sandy

      Eye Envy is the most effective product for curing runny, ugly tear stains on your dog or cat. Our solution removes tearstains effectively, safely and gently. Eye Envy is an eye treatment solution that is non-irritating and proven to prevent eye leakage and discharge, quickly and through an easy to use method that your pet will thank you for. It is guaranteed to be effective, endorsed by veterinarians, catteries, and groomers the world over. If your pet is prone to tearstains, Eye Envy is for you. It is also effective in treating urine stains, red yeast infections, food stains, helping droolers, and of course for that unsightly brown goop around the eyes that affects dogs and cats everywhere.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS. .

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The product does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

  28. QUESTION:
    My cat has a clogged tear duct, is there anything that will help it?
    I took my cat to the vet and they said that it didn't seem to bother him except for watering, so we should just leave it alone. They said that there is a surgery they can perform but you have to use anestetics and it is very difficult due to the fact that a cats tear duct is very small. Is there an alternative such as an eye drop or something that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      I use this product it is great!

      Eye Envy is the most effective product for curing runny, ugly tear stains on your dog or cat. Our solution removes tearstains effectively, safely and gently. Eye Envy is an eye treatment solution that is non-irritating and proven to prevent eye leakage and discharge, quickly and through an easy to use method that your pet will thank you for. Eye Envy also comes in an herbal version. It is guaranteed to be effective, endorsed by veterinarians, catteries, and groomers the world over. If your pet is prone to tearstains, Eye Envy is for you. It is also effective in treating urine stains, red yeast infections, food stains, helping droolers, and of course for that unsightly brown goop around the eyes that affects dogs and cats everywhere.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE NOW CARRY THE NEW FORMULA THAT REQUIRES NO REFRIGERATION. Shelf life is 3-4 months.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE HAVE A NEW FORMULA THAT DOES NOT REQIRE REFIGERATION.

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

      Here's the link to the store I order from.

  29. QUESTION:
    Walk in veterinary clinic in central Massachusetts?
    Hi, I moved to Worcester, MA a few months ago and have not been able to find a good veterinarian for my dog. He is old and is on a few medications and has a yeast infection all over his body now. I need to get him in to see someone soon but just have no idea where to go.
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you:)

    • ANSWER:
      Try calling those in your area. Most larger clinics have "urgent care" services, or emergency services, but this often does cost more. Try asking around at pet stores or call some local groomers/breeders and see who they recommend. Good vets get referrals by word of mouth!!!!

      Good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Why does my yorkie always stink?
    I can give him a bath everyday but he still stinks haha! Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Bathing daily is the WORST thing you can do for your dog's skin and coat. At this point, he probably has no natural oils left. So STOP bathing so often. You've seen that it's not helping with his smell, so quit it.

      Next, smell around his face to determine if the smell is coming from excessive eye discharge that is not being wiped away daily. Smell his ears for infection - either yeast or bacterial since both smell bad. Smell around his mouth. Bad teeth and gums smell really bad as do infected or abscessed teeth and gums.

      Could be that his anal glands - located around his anus are impacted and need to be expressed. If you can't determine the location, bring him in for a quick exam by the vet. He will be able to determine what's going on and how to treat it.

  31. QUESTION:
    Does your dog struggle with tear stains?
    -I want to purchase a toy apricot/cream poodle, but I am not sure how prone they are to tear stains.

    -I love the teedy bear cut, meaning the face is not shaved. If I let its hair be like that, will I be able to keep tear stains at bay?

    -I already have Angel Eyes for my other pets, but I am hoping a poodle won't get stains as often...

    Please help! Thanks for reading!
    ~Taylor

    • ANSWER:
      Yes Poodles get tear staining I use Eye Envy all natural tear stain remover and preventer. It has no chemicals and works great. I get it from a lady who has a site on ebay. She is great about answering my questions. Here is the link to her site.
      http://stores.ebay.com/S-B-PET-PRODUCTS

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS. .

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The product does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

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  32. QUESTION:
    who is experoenced with dogs?
    My pit bull puppy of 9 months is having problems. Number one he is fixed and still seems to mount and apply EVERYTHING. Is that supposed to happen and recently he has been getting erections quite often. Also he chew his feet he just put the whole thing in his mouth and gnaws away. I heard it is a problem of insecurity is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't think its an issue of insecurity - he seems pretty secure and sure of himself it he is mounting everything!!! :D

      Sexual arousal in dogs doesn't just come from being sexually aroused in the traditional sense. It could be that he is getting excited about something or something smells enticing to him. This should calm down, but if it doesn't talk to your vet and find out if there was anything unusual with his neuter.

      His chewing is an issue of there being something bothering him with is feet. It could be something as simple as the hairs between his pads bothering him or it could be something more serious like demodectic mange which tends to start appearing on the extremities. Again, if it continues I would speak with your vet for advice. A simple skin scraping can rule out yeast infections, mange or other dermatitis issues.

  33. QUESTION:
    My hamster is scratching her neck allot?
    it has started to bleed. i put savilon cream on it. what coul the cause be and what can i do thanks?

    • ANSWER:
      ALLERGIES
      Hamsters can become allergic to bedding (particularly cedar shavings), some foods, cigarette smoke, perfumes, furniture polish, ect. It is also thought that some allergies are hereditary. Increased scratching, sneezing, runny eyes, swollen feet, wheezing or white flakes around the eyes and ears after the introduction of something new are a sign of a possible allergic reaction. Remove whatever has been added to the cage or food and watch for signs of improvement. If there is no improvement within a couple of days, it might be the result of an infection and veterinarian advice should be sought.

      Click here for more info on Allergies:
      http://www.hammysworld.com/index.php?p=a…

      FLEAS
      Dogs and cats can transmit fleas to hamsters excessive scratching is generally the first clue. Both the hamster and cage can be dusted with a pyrethrin powder or spray.

      Click here for more info on Fleas:
      http://www.hammysworld.com/index.php?p=f…

      MANGE
      A very contagious skin infection caused by mites. Symptoms include excessive scratching and dry flaky skin. Additional symptoms include hair loss and scabs around the genitals, nose and ears. Because it is so contagious, isolation is necessary to reduce exposure to other hamsters, humans, and household pets. Extreme care should be exercised in sterilizing everything the hamster had contact with and washing hands with anti-bacterial soap after handling it. Immediate attention by the veterinarian is required.

      MITES
      When small “dots” are seen moving on the hamster and it is scratching excessively, the normal cause is mites, which can be caught from other hamsters or even bedding material. Isolate the infected hamster and dust both the hamster and the cage with pyrethrin powder or spray. A veterinarian should be consulted if the scratching persists or if there are indicates of hair loss or a skin infection or scaliness.
      THE HOMEMADE ANTI-MITE RECIPE FOR HAMSTERS
      1 pint of room temperature water
      1 Tablespoon of Witch hazel
      1 Tablespoon of Listerine (not flavoured)
      TREATMENT PROCEDURE:
      Apply the solution to the mite infected hamster externally with a washcloth or put the solution in a spray bottle and lightly spray the hamster while being careful to protect the eyes, nose and mouth. After you treat the hamster it is important to clean your hamster's cage and accessories thoroughly, change the bedding and spray the solution lightly in the cage and on the hamster's toys and accessories.
      Witch hazel can often be found in grocery stores but is more commonly found at your local drug store.
      Please note: This is not to be taken internally, it is a topical (on the skin) treatment.

      Click here for more info on Mites:
      http://www.hammysworld.com/index.php?p=m…

      HAIR LOSS
      Hair loss in older hamsters is frequently seen as a result of chronic renal failure. Loss of hair can also be the result of rubbing on the wheel, leaking water bottle, or abrasive bedding. A low protein diet is also associated with hair loss, generally a diet with less than 16% protein. Or a secondary dietary problem is overfeeding “heat” producing grains and cereals, such as corn. This is easily remedied by increasing fruits and vegetables in the diet or by feeding half the dry grain/seed mix with boiled rice or puffed rice cereal. There are two different treatments for general hair loss: 1) one or two drops of cod-liver oil daily; 2) crush a yeast tablet (without garlic, which is hard on hamsters kidneys) in top of the food for three or four days, then decrease to once a week.

      Click here for more info on Hair Loss:
      http://www.hammysworld.com/index.php?p=f…

      RINGWORM
      This is a very contagious fungal infection of the skin. Symptoms are circular hairless patches of dry scaly skin. This has become more common with the increased use of plastic enclosed case. (Condensation gets the bedding damp, which is an ideal environment for fungus.) Always wear gloves when handling a hamster with ringworm. Treatment consists of clipping the hair, sterilization of the cage, improved cage ventilation, bathing the infected areas with a povidone-iodine shampoo and administration of griscofulvin under the direction of a veterinarian.

      Click here for more info on Ringworm:
      http://www.hammysworld.com/index.php?p=r…

      You could also try calling various vets for some free advice.

      Best of luck to the lil fellow :)

      Good Luck!

      www.carewhiz.com

  34. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to get rid of my dogs tearstains?

    • ANSWER:
      Tear stain causes and removal options

      Nature of Tear Stains

      Tear staining is most obvious on dogs with white and other light color coats or with heavy wrinkles. The stain is usually reddish-brown.

      Whenever hair rests around the eyes some amount of tear staining results from the hair wicking moisture from the eyes, both above and mainly below the eye. But there are many other sources of tear stains. Tear staining can be traced to health and diet, as well as genetics. Most veterinarians agree that face staining results from excessive tearing. In this case, the damp face hair is a breeding ground for bacterial and yeast growth. The most common is "Red Yeast" which is usually associated with reddish-brown facial stains, and which may emit a moderate to noticeably strong odor. Tear ducts may become infected and result in excess tearing and noticeable staining.

      Some owners have consulted veterinary eye specialists on the problem. The doctors advised them that the eye structure was the most probable source of the problem. If that is so, then genetics would likely play a role and explain why the problem is more pronounced in some pets of the same breed. If you are purchasing a puppy and you care concerned about the potential for tearing and staining, you should observe the mother and sire, and others in the direct lineage.

      Eye duct surgical procedures to increase their tear capacity may help some pets; ask your veterinarian.

      Haircoat stains also occur in areas other than the eyes. White and light color coats, wrinkled faces and short nosed breeds like our beloved bulldog can acquire water stains from pet drinking water, bacteria and red or pimple looking bumps may appear as well, try using a stainless steel bowl for food and water and clean at least 3 times weekly in a dishwasher to sterilize them. Minerals in the water may stain facial hair in the whisker, and mouth areas, as well as other areas on the chest and front legs when water regular drips. Purified waters/bottled water with low mineral content may be the answer.
      Some pet foods with certain additives will stain hair in the mouth area, HOWEVER BEET PULP WILL NOT CASE TEAR STAINS, that is mis-information to assume it will. Beet pulp used in dog foods and treats are "sugar" beets, they are white, not red and do not contribute to tear stains.

      Your first step is to determine the source of tear and face stains. As we have noted, it may be water and food sources and that can be corrected. Tear staining often involves more complex solutions requiring veterinary introspection to determine the source.

      If bacterial and yeast infections are involved you need to take steps to reduce and eliminate their presence. Veterinarians can prescribe medication to treat bacterial and yeast infections. Your veterinarian or eye specialist veterinarians can determine if excessive tearing is the source of stains, and describe alternatives available.

      Tear Stain Removal

      Tear stain removal has become some what easier with various products, medication and home remedies. You may consult with groomers for commercial product recommendations. We have tested a few of the commercial products and have found results to be average at best. We have noticed they tend to lighten the stain color but don't really remove it, even after 8-12 weeks of use. There is some home remedies that show promise and some by rx.

      Tetracycline
      Consult your vet for this method as it requires a RX anyway. This method should only be used when all others have failed and should only be used for 1-2 courses of treatment and not relied on as a continued treatment. Some have found success in eliminating tear staining by putting a bulldog on a ten day course of low dose tetracycline. Occasionally this may need to be repeated. Do not use this in puppies that have not yet cut their adult teeth. Tetracycline has been shown to cause teeth which have not erupted to permanently stain yellow.

      TUMS
      If you need to change the pH of your dogs system to aid in preventing yeast or infection then Tums is primarily a source of Calcium, known as an antacid formulated as 500 mg Calcium Carbonate. Giving your Bulldog 1/2 of the Fruit flavored variety twice a day will help change the pH of the tears. This will change the tears' environment and can help make it hostile for the continued growth of yeast and bacteria.

      White Vinegar
      A teaspoon of white cider vinegar can be added to your dogs drinking water to control new tear stains. It may take a while for your dog to "decide" to drink this water so start with a little less and gradually increase the amount of vinegar. Vinegar works much like TUMS in that it can changes the pH of the drinking water. Changing the pH of your dog slightly will do wonders in the tear stain war and help eliminate bacteria and deep stain color and prevent yeast build up and is best used as a prevention once you have the tear stains removed or nearly removed. This will help for the future of the tear stains and make them a minimum occurrence.

      Milk of Magnesia, corn starch and peroxide

      Use equal volume of MOM (plain white) and peroxide, and then use the corn starch to make a good paste of this; put on and work well into the stained area and let dry 4 hours. Wash out, CONDITION WELL. Keep doing this for several days until tear staining is gone, although I would recommend skipping a day or two between applications if possible. Apply a thin coat of desitan diaper rash ointment after the area is washed out and dry. Try this every other day if possible and the choice way of doing it. If your dog has heavy stains then do this for 3 days in a row, then skip every other day.

      This MOM formula is my personal preference when I do need to remove tear stain color from the face of dogs. It works well but give it a few days to show results.

      Corn Flour, water and a drop of bleach

      Take a 2 teaspoon of corn flour, add a few drops of boiling hot water and mix to a paste. Add 1 single drop of plain bleach. mix again. Allow the mixture to cool down and apply to the tear stain area. Allow to dry (10 minutes), wait 1 hour and remove with warm water and clean cloth. Then wipe on a thin layer or peroxide and allow to air dry and leave alone. Repeat every other day for 2 weeks. DO NOT get any in the dogs eye.

      You should also make sure your dog don't have a tear duct obstruction (blockage) and have corrected the food and water issue first so he don't keep getting tear stains. After all if you treat the tear stains to remove them while at the same time you feed a food that causes tear stains you won't gain nothing. Try the least invasive of the above methods first, give them 2-4 weeks to work, then if your not satisfied go to another method of treatment. Do not use multiple treatments at the same time. Always have your vet give the dog a complete exam to rule out any serious eye condition first before trying anything else. The commercial products just don't work very well so it is best to just forget about them unless you have a very mild case of stain.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is my hamster sick or just old?
    My hamster's about 2 and a half years old, which is pretty old for a hamster. Lately, she's been looking really sickly. She can't really walk straight, she wobbles around and often falls over, has both white, flaky skin and red irritated skin, watery tired-looking eyes and is balding. Does she have some serious disease or is she just aging?

    • ANSWER:
      AL OF THE FOLLOWING HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH WHAT YOU SAID

      DEMODICOSIS
      This disease is associated with two species of mite Demodex criceti and D. aurati. These mites can cause scaliness, papules and alopecia. Males are generally more susceptible to this disease than females. Immediate veterinarian treatment is essential. Occasionally the disease will return even after an effective treatment. Prevention measures include keeping the cage clean and a balanced diet.

      MANGE
      A very contagious skin infection caused by mites. Symptoms include excessive scratching and dry flaky skin. Additional symptoms include hair loss and scabs around the genitals, nose and ears. Because it is so contagious, isolation is necessary to reduce exposure to other hamsters, humans, and household pets. Extreme care should be exercised in sterilizing everything the hamster had contact with and washing hands with anti-bacterial soap after handling it. Immediate attention by the veterinarian is required.

      MITES
      When small “dots” are seen moving on the hamster and it is scratching excessively, the normal cause is mites, which can be caught from other hamsters or even bedding material. Isolate the infected hamster and dust both the hamster and the cage with pyrethrin powder or spray. A veterinarian should be consulted if the scratching persists or if there are indicates of hair loss or a skin infection or scaliness.

      THE HOMEMADE ANTI-MITE RECIPE FOR HAMSTERS
      1 pint of room temperature water
      1 Tablespoon of Witch hazel
      1 Tablespoon of Listerine (not flavoured)
      TREATMENT PROCEDURE:
      Apply the solution to the mite infected hamster externally with a washcloth or put the solution in a spray bottle and lightly spray the hamster while being careful to protect the eyes, nose and mouth. After you treat the hamster it is important to clean your hamster's cage and accessories thoroughly, change the bedding and spray the solution lightly in the cage and on the hamster's toys and accessories.
      Witch hazel can often be found in grocery stores but is more commonly found at your local drug store.

      Please note: This is not to be taken internally, it is a topical (on the skin) treatment.

      RINGWORM
      This is a very contagious fungal infection of the skin. Symptoms are circular hairless patches of dry scaly skin. This has become more common with the increased use of plastic enclosed case. (Condensation gets the bedding damp, which is an ideal environment for fungus.) Always wear gloves when handling a hamster with ringworm. Treatment consists of clipping the hair, sterilization of the cage, improved cage ventilation, bathing the infected areas with a povidone-iodine shampoo and administration of griscofulvin under the direction of a veterinarian.

      SARCOPTIC MANGE
      The particular type of mange is quite rare; but very contagious. The mite Sarcoptes Scabel causes it. In humans, this disease is called scabies. The condition can be treated if immediate medical treatment is sought. Infected animals should be isolated and everything it came in contact with sterilized.

      HAIR LOSS
      Hair loss in older hamsters is frequently seen as a result of chronic renal failure. Loss of hair can also be the result of rubbing on the wheel, leaking water bottle, or abrasive bedding. A low protein diet is also associated with hair loss, generally a diet with less than 16% protein. Or a secondary dietary problem is overfeeding “heat” producing grains and cereals, such as corn. This is easily remedied by increasing fruits and vegetables in the diet or by feeding half the dry grain/seed mix with boiled rice or puffed rice cereal. There are two different treatments for general hair loss: 1) one or two drops of cod-liver oil daily; 2) crush a yeast tablet (without garlic, which is hard on hamsters kidneys) in top of the food for three or four days, then decrease to once a week.

      FLEAS
      Dogs and cats can transmit fleas to hamsters excessive scratching is generally the first clue. Both the hamster and cage can be dusted with a pyrethrin powder or spray.

      COLDS & INFLUENZA
      Humans can transmit viral infections (colds and flu) to hamsters. Hamster colds can rapidly turn into pneumonia and death. Symptoms include sneezing, running nose, sometimes watery eyes and a high temperature, which is normally accompanied by lethargy. Treatment includes antibiotics prescribed by a veterinary, which may also be administered to prevent secondary infections. Keeping the hamster warm is essential. Vicks placed out of reach of the ill hamster but close enough to inhale will assist breathing and can help alleviate some congestion. Also, an old English remedy is lukewarm milk and water with a teaspoon of honey; but if improvement is not seen within two days treatment should be sought from a veterinary. Weight loss, shivering, chattering, and conjunctivitis may indicate Pasteur Ella pneumotropica, an infection of the lungs. Again, treatment is antibiotics as prescribed by the veterinarian.

      You could also try calling various vets for some free advice.

      Best of luck to the lil fellow :)

  36. QUESTION:
    My dog occasionally gives off a funky smell.?
    It's not his anal glands, mouth, feet or ears. It seems to come and go for no apparent reason. While lying down, he may emit this odor. He has been bathed and given a rinse of water, vinegar and lemon juice. I thought it could be a yeast infection on his skin. The odor is back after 2 days! He is a Newfoundland and has been clipped for a shorter, cooler coat. I brush him (and his teeth) regularly. He does not scratch or seem to be uncomfortable, just very smelly!

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably just his natural smell. If not, how old is he? Don't want to alarm you but my girl started with the odd smell and I found out later she had Kidney disease... She was almost 13....

  37. QUESTION:
    severe ear problems with miniature yorkshire terrier, any answers?
    My little dog suffers terribly with severe ear infections and yeast infections by mouth. She is on a strict vet diet for sensitive dogs. Nothing seems to work. She scratches and whimpers, do not know what else I can do...please help!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    I have a Saint Bernard, upon returning from out of town our house really smells bad. Any suggestions on smell?
    how to remedy dog smell in the house

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, first of all you need to find out why the dog smells. Is the smell coming from the dogs coat, the dogs rear end, the dogs feet etc.

      Give the dog a bath first of all and see if that fixes the issue.

      If the smell is coming from the dogs rear end it may have impacted anal glands and needs to see the vet to unblock them.

      If the dogs ears smell yucky, that would suggest a yeast infection which you would need to get some ear drops for from the Vets.

      If the feet smell funny, well the dog either stepped in something or has a yeast infection.

      If the mouth smells funny then you probably have some gum issues.

      How to get rid of dog smell in your house? You want to head to the Supermarket and head to the asle with Air Freshners and look for one that says DEODOURISER and spray it on your furniture. You can also get a foam you can spray on the carpet and it disapears after 10 minutes.

  39. QUESTION:
    Which should I be buying: Nature's Recipe or Royal Canin?
    My pug has a funky odor. I bathe her once every other week (I don't want to do it too often and irritate her skin) and feed her Royal Canin for puppies - but she still stinks. She is perfectly healthy and up-to-date on her shots.
    I bathe once every OTHER week
    Bathe her, lol, not me - haha!

    • ANSWER:
      Either food is find, it's probably not the food.
      Check her mouth and teeth. Pugs are notorious for dental problems due to their brachycephalic (shortened) skulls. They have the craziest teeth and they often overlap etc. Even puppy teeth can have problems.
      Are you cleaning her wrinkles? Pugs need daily or at least every 2 to 3 day wrinkle maintenance. Dog wipes or even baby wipes work fine for this purpose, or just a cotton ball moistened with warm water. Wipe all the wrinkles, under her eyes, the nose wrinkle, etc. There's usually some dead skin, hair, and other debris that will build up and cause odor, irritation, and even infection if it isn't cleaned regularly.
      Also check her ears: lift that ear flap and take a look. Take a good sniff too. See if there is any debris or odor. An OTC ear wash is fine, preferably an unmedicated one just for basic ear cleaning. Squirt some in each ear, rub the base of the ear, and let her shake. Then wipe the ear with a cotton ball. Don't use QTips as you can easily push goop down further into the canal. If the ears are really smelly or gunky you'll need a vet to check if there is a yeast or bacterial infection.
      Also check her feet, make certain there isn't any discharge or other problems between the pads or around the claws. And check her butt--sometimes the anal glands even in a pup can cause trouble and plenty of odor.
      Bathing in a nice oatmeal shampoo that is labeled as ok for puppies should be fine. Dogs can actually handle being bathed more often than people think. I bathe all my critters including my cats once monthly. Every other week should be fine. If you notice a dry coat or dry flaky skin, reduce the frequency of baths and/or add a conditioner.
      If you find a problem or can't solve the odor issue, be certain to ask her vet at her next checkup.
      Best wishes!

  40. QUESTION:
    What can I put on my kitten's eyes?
    They are covered in puss-like goop and it's causing them to be glued shut...

    Eye drops?
    Umm...neosporin?
    Idk what to do?

    4 weeks old.

    • ANSWER:
      I would let a professional check it out. However it may just be bacteria that builds up when the cats eyes tear and the hair under the eyes stays moist. I would wash the goop off with a rag and warm water. I use a product on my cats called Eye Envy. It is an all natural product and will remove stains from light colored cat fur and has a flower extract in it that stops the bacteria right away. I order from a wonderful lady who is so very helpful and sweet. Here are some of the questions and answers from her site. I will post the link to her site also.
      I ordered a new product from her a few days ago and it has been wonderful. It is a ball made out of very strong catnip and a human grade binder. My cats go crazy chasing it around and it is edible. It is called pawbreaker.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE NOW CARRY THE NEW FORMULA THAT REQUIRES NO REFRIGERATION. Shelf life is 3-4 months.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE HAVE A NEW FORMULA THAT DOES NOT REQIRE REFIGERATION.

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor.

  41. QUESTION:
    What makes dogs have that 'dog smell?'?
    My dogs have NEVER had that smell, and I've had dogs all my life, but I have met dogs that have that god awful smell, I cant even explain it. Any reason behind it?

    • ANSWER:
      Environmental Factors
      Often the unpleasant smells radiating from your dog can be associated with something it rolled in. Although it may smell horrid to humans, the smells of dead animal carcasses and animal feces do not seem to bother dogs. According to the School for Champions website, this is a natural instinct based on the relationship of domesticated canines to wolves. Wild dogs would roll in these things to mask their own scents so they could hunt undetected. It can also be done to inform other dogs in the pack of something interesting they may have found. The best way to treat this smell is by bathing your pet and allowing it to fully dry before going back outside.

      Skin Diseases
      Skin diseases can be to blame for much of a dog's body odor. If bathing your pet has not stopped the issue, it is probably time to visit your vet. The Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic website states that "Pyoderma, a bacterial skin infection, yeast infection and seborrhea, or excessively oily skin, may also cause a foul smell." These problems should be treated by a veterinarian and by regularly bathing your dog in a prescription shampoo.

      Dental Disease
      Bad breath, which can be associated with dental, or periodontal, disease, causes odor to emit from a dog. The smells are from bacteria in the mouth. According to the Pet Health 101 website, "by 3 years of age, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have oral disease. Periodontal disease is the most common infectious disease of pets." The best way to prevent dental disease is by regularly brushing your dog's teeth and taking it to annual veterinary checkups

  42. QUESTION:
    Why Do Some Dogs Smell and Others Don't?
    Why do some dogs have a "dog smell" and others don't? I've known people who have 2 or more dogs who they feed the same diet and bathe on the same schedule but one dog will just stink. Is it that certain breeds smell more than others. All the animals are healthy. What makes a smelly dog and can a smelly dog ever become unsmelly?

    • ANSWER:
      My Scotties have all been pretty odor free and I don't bathe frequently. Dogs can smell due to yeast infections in ears or feet. Bad teeth and organ disorders can produce a foul smell. Dogs with wrinkles can have debris trapped in the folds and when the area gets moist it smells. Dogs, such as water retrievers, with lots of oils in the coat can smell if the oils turn rancid. Long-haired dogs with matted fur also have a foul odor. And some hound breeds just smell doggie. For the most part a healthy dog should not smell. Feeding a good food and brushing the dog to distribute oils in the coat and remove mats should help a dog smell fresh. Truly, most dogs require very few baths.

      Of course my current dog has Frito chip feet. Not a bad smell, but odd.

      Added: if the odor is due to a health condition such as a yeast infection the problem can be cured with medical treatment. Good coat care such as brushing to distribute oils and remove mats and debris can reduce odors if grooming isn't currently being done. Making sure food isn't trapped in the folds around the mouth can reduce odors as can good dental care. But I still have no idea how to make a Basset hound not smell doggie. Beautiful dogs, but I've yet to encounter one that didn't have an odor--not foul, but a definite doggie smell.

  43. QUESTION:
    Do I have a yeast infection?
    The labia and the area around the labia are really itchy, it's been like this for a few days now. I'm pretty sure I don't have a white discharge. However, I just wanted to make sure. If I do have a yeast infection what should I do, as this is my first yeast infection ever. Also, which is more effective? The pill treatment for yeast infection, or cream, or are they equally effective? Oh, and also, is it bad to have sex while you have a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Get the cream for yeast infections. They don't have pills for them that you take by mouth... they are pretty much like the cream, but look like an egg and you put them up your vagina.
      I'd use the cream, but you would probably want to use a pantyliner when using the cream.
      They have 1 day treatments, 3 day treatments, even 7 day treatments. Pick the one best for you. Monistat is the best brand to get.
      Vagisil, I believe, sells these little test kits so you can see what the issue is. It could be BV, it could be a yeast infection, or it could be something worse. These test kits can tell you what your ph is, and then tell you what that ph means. I used it when I had my first yeast infection, got the treatment, and was free of it within days.
      However, everything I read said to see a doctor if it is your first yeast infection. I didn't, but it would be a good idea if you're a younger woman.

      *edit*
      I saw that the person below me mentioned antibiotics... they do not cure yeast infections. Yeast infections are caused by a fungus, not a bacteria. Antibiotics can actually CAUSE yeast infections. Antibiotics kill the body's natural microbiota, which throws off the ph, which can lead to yeast growing like crazy.
      The only one I ever had was caused when I was on antibiotics to prevent infection from a dog bite I had gotten.

  44. QUESTION:
    yeast infection from a dog?
    is it at all possible to contract a yeast infection from a dog... i mean not by doing anything nasty but just by them licking your hands? i have two dogs and i cant get rid of this damn yeast infection.. on and off for like 7 months.. been tested for everything... thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      The dog cannot give you a yeast infection, because you already carry the yeast yourself. Every normal human has yeast on their skin, in the vagina, the intestine and the mouth. It is an alteration of HOST factors that causes this benign colonization to become an infection. Yeast infections do NOT arise because of sudden acquisition of the fungus - the yeast (fungus) is always there.

      It IS possible to catch tinea capitis from a dog - that is a completely different mold infection that will cause your hair to fall out. But it doesn't sound at all like that's what your concern is. The fungi that cause tinea capitis are NOT yeasts.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to Cure Mange??!!?
    I know I should just take my dog to the vet but I have 7 dogs and only one has mange. I need a safe way to get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      To start off with, listen to martinamagrace and metzger52365, do not use motor oil. It'll kill the dog, not the mites.

      Second off there are several methods to treating a dog for demodectic mange and I am going to go through somethings I know about treating it.

      However, if it's sarcoptic mange, I've never dealt with this and I have no idea how to treat it. Sorry.
      I'm guessing it's demodectic though, since none of your others dogs have it.

      First off you really need to take her to a local veterinarian, it doesn't cost that much money to get an Amitraz dip. I think I payed to a rural vet to give me the dip.

      He'll probably then give her an antibiotic and tell you how often you should apply the Amitraz dip.

      Ask him for a Preventic collar, it contains low doses of Amitraz. It will keep the demodectic mange from spreading much further and might even help clear up pre-exsisting spots.

      The whole vet visit shouldn't cost but around a 0, maybe even less.

      Now we need to boost her immune system.

      Feed healthy and that means you have to choose a healthy, hight protein diet. Avoid Science Diet, Iams, Purina, Pedigree, Old Roy, Gravy Train, Kibbles and Bits and other low quality dry foods.

      I personally use TimberWolf Organics. It cost me around for one 33lbs bag. Two other good dogs foods are Inova or Canidae.

      With each meal sprinkle a teaspoon of sesame seed oil--on the food. This is an important oil for immune function and skin repair.

      Also add a variety of dried sea vegetables like wakami, nori, dulce and kelp.

      Feed fish, boneless poached or canned fish. Do not use tuna, tuna and swordfish are laden with mercury; sardines, salmon, mackerel or fresh water fish are good choices. When giving fish, cook some white rice and mix with the fish.

      Avoid grains like wheat or rye--rice, barley and oats are okay.

      The following supplements are for the immune system and should be given daily. If you find a product that combines these antioxidants in one capsule, use it:
      Zinc: 50mg (chelated type), Selenium: 200mcg (There is a product called Selene E from Twinlabs. It contains the right amount of selenium and Vitamin E), Vitamin E: 400 IU twice daily, Cod liver oil capsules: 3 gel caps twice daily, One gel cap daily: 25,000 IU of Marine carotene (it is available in health food stores—another Twinlabs product, Vitamin C with bioflavonoids: start at 500mg and work up to 3,000mg by increasing in increments of 500mg weekly. If your dog develops a loose stool, back off by 500mg and maintain the level, Nutritional yeast: one tablespoon daily, Lecithin granules: one teaspoon daily, Milk thistle: follow directions on bottle for an adult human, One-half teaspoon of bee pollen (optional but great nutrients), Hokamix 30, a vitamin/mineral/herbal supplement: follow directions on container.

      The following herbs are to boost her immune system and fight bacterial infections. Wherever possible purchase organic herbs that are "Standardized."
      Olive Leaf Extract: Follow directions on bottle.
      Astragulus: Follow directions on bottle.
      Cat's Claw: Follow directions on bottle.
      Kyolic garlic: Follow directions on bottle.
      Pau d'Arco: 4 capsules twice daily.
      Grapefruit Seed Extract Capsules or tablets: 225mg daily.
      Flax seed oil (organic) gel caps: one twice daily.
      Plant based digestive enzymes available at health food stores. Give two capsules per meal.

      Add a few tablespoons of plain yogurt to each meal or give acidophilus supplements. It is very important to maintain good intestinal bacteria when fighting parasites.

      Homeopathics: Do not touch the pellets with your hand, simply twist or shake them into the little cap and pour into the dog’s mouth.
      Sulphur 6X: one tablet in am and one in pm: use for 10 days.

      Here are some natural topical treatments to help.

      FOR THE TOPICAL TREATMENTS: Consider the degree of sensitivity of the open sores. If your dog is very sore and sensitive, you can give two valerian capsules an hour before you use the solutions. It is an herbal tranquilizer-very safe-that will take the edge off and make the dog more comfortable. After a few days, she won't need valerian because she will begin to heal enough to treat without help. If the inflamed skin is severe, ask your veterinarian for lidocaine spray and use it sparingly to control surface pain before applying topical treatment. Pain adds stress and stress should be avoided. You should experiment to find the most effective solution with the least discomfort. Start carefully with a dilution to see how much your dog can tolerate.

      Purchase the herbs as liquid extracts; the grapefruit seed extract is available as a liquid.

      Topical treatment #1
      Mix a combination of one part lavender oil, one part Neem oil, to 9 parts almond oil. Apply to
      sores and infected areas once or twice daily.

      Topical treatment #2
      Mix ten drops of yellow dock extract with ten drops of Echinacea extract, dilute with four ounces of distilled water and apply. Yellow dock is effective as an itch treatment. Other herbs that help with itching are calendula and aloe vera.

      Topical Treatment #3
      Make up a mixture of three tablespoons fresh lemon juice mixed with two ounces of witch hazel and four ounces of distilled water: Add 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract and six drops each of tea tree oil, golden seal root, olive leaf extract, and pau d'arco. Keep away from the eyes. Spray or dab onto sores once a day.

      After each application each case, allow the topical solutions to dry.

      ---------
      michelle_d_owens, I believe the only manage that is transferable to humans is sarcoptic mange.
      She said it's not spreading to the other dogs, so it's probably demodectic mange. The dog is probably a younger dog, 6 months to 18 months that's immune system hasn't kicked in yet.

      The animal will need to go the vet, it usually won't clear up by itself.

  46. QUESTION:
    Are old dogs supposed to SMELL? Our dog just has this horrible odor!?
    We have a dog that is probably around 12 or 13 years old. We got him at the pound many, many years ago .. they didn't know exactly how old he was when we got him. He just recently (probably the last 6 months) has just had this horrible odor .. more than just your normal "dog smell". Everyone keeps telling me that dogs just do this when they get older. Is that true? He is the most loveable dog in the world, knows all kinds of tricks, he is part of the family. Bathing doesn't help!

    • ANSWER:
      An abnormal odor can be a series of warning signs. One that comes to mind first is kidney disease. It causes a very strong odor from the mouth that may even be smelled all over the body. There could be an infection elsewhere as others have mentioned. With skin infections like yeast or staph, this will also cause an odor. With a dog of this age it would be advisable to seek a veterinarians opinion. It is not normal even in an older dog to have a smell that doesn't go away with bathing.

  47. QUESTION:
    My chihuahua in heat or infection?
    My chihuahua has some brown discharge between the crack of her private. She was born feb.22. so she is about 3 1/4 months old. Could she already be in heat? Or is it a urinary infection?
    She's acting normal I think and eating well.

    • ANSWER:
      She is too young to be in heat. Brown discharge is generally yeast, females frequently get yeast growth around their vulva, or other moist areas like in between their toes, their belly, and around their mouth, and in the ears.

      If you are worried, take the dog to the Vet.

  48. QUESTION:
    my dog has mange any nature treatment for mange ?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you are saying your dog has mange, then I am assuming that you have already been to the vet and are looking for like you say a "natural" treatment instead of the conventional treatment you have been explained to by your vet, right? Well, you gotta go with what your vet has prescribed because if by the time you notice your dog has mange it's probably very localized to warrant THAT vet visit or perhaps generalized to the point where you maybe have secondary problems like skin pore infections. It's hard because your question is not accompanied by any explanation.
      I can't tell you how to treat your dog, but I can tell you what I've done with my own dogs and dogs that I have rescued off the street to rehome. Keep in mind that even though I start natural treatment, I have ALWAYS taken the dog in for a vet visit & for scraping to know which kind of mange (if any mites are still alive) and if I have to go conventional, then I've never deprived any of the dogs of treatment that a vet has told me to give a dog.
      The first thing to understand is that mange is a mite. These mites are on you already, they are on everybody. They are also on your dog already & they are on all dogs. The thing is that the body (human or dog) has an immune system and this immune system is supposed to keep the growth of mange mites under control. If the mange mites on skin get out of control, then you have an overgrowth. It's the same as like when women get a yeast infection. There's good bacteria & bad bacteria. If the good bacteria doesn't keep the bad bacteria in balance, then there is an overpopulation - yeast.
      So, now your dog has mange and you want to treat it. But have you asked yourself 'Why did my dog come down with it to begin with?'. Yes, your dog can catch it from other dogs (sarcoptic) and yes your dog can inherit it (demodectic), but I've had dogs that won't catch sarcoptic and I have in fact slowed the enragement of demodectic mange in puppies.
      There are dips your vet might recommend and of course do what your vet says, but while the vet takes care of that end, I work on the immune system of the dog, which is why the dog has an overpopulation of mites to begin with. First thing is I upgrade the dog food to something single source protein & single source carbohydrate, no wheat, no soy, & no corn. I discontinue all treats. No canned. Your vet may recommend something or there are kibbles that are considered tops. Next is I work on balancing the T1 & T2s in the gut. There's a book called "The Makers Diet". It will tell you how to do this. I add kelp or kelp/alfalfa (50/50). I get it at the health food store or there are two products out there one called Kelp-Help & the other SeaMeal. If the vet prescribed anti-biotics for secondary infections, then I will give the dog all of them and when the dog is finished with the antibiotics, then I will give the dog probiotics (as soon as I finish the probiotic that contains an HSO - from The Makers Diet book). I will also give the dog digestive enzymes because commercial kibble is lacking in that.
      With puppies that have very very very local cases of it say perhaps maybe a few small bare spots on their legs or starting to loose hair around eyes & mouth, then I mix up into distilled water some tea tree oil & lavender oil (more tea tree than lavender). I'll wipe it onto all the areas I see several times a day until I can get the puppy(s) to a vet and usually by that time my vet has said just keep doing it because by the time I get there the hair has started to grow back (because it's been very very very mild local cases of it). With more hardy cases of it, the vet has to prescribe a dip of insecticide and with one kind of mange the vet has to do it. There was one dog though that I rescued from somebody that had already been through the vet dips & I took the dog for rehoming but the hair wasn't growing back, so I sprayed the tea tree/lavender/water mix on this dog in those areas twice a day but I think more important is that I upgraded his diet which is what he really needed and he started growing his hair & got himself a good home because he ended up looking very pretty. But then there was one dog that somebody had put her through treatment at the vet but she relapsed, so I ended up with her and I did everything along with my vet and she relapsed again. Turned out she had an underlying immune deficiency disease & we lost her. Then there was, now that I think about it one dog that the vet put her on ivermectin & I didn't believe him so I looked it up on the internet and there was some info about that. I held my breath (doing what the vet said), but that dog recovered just fine. So, it's important to get with your vet because you don't know how they will want your dog treated. But along with the vet seeing the dog, it's also important to concentrate on your dogs diet too.

  49. QUESTION:
    My dog gets yeast infections?
    My dog starts scratching its self on the stomach, on the ears, and digging at its mouth and I took it to the vet 3 months in the row and they gave it to a shot, gave it some pills, and gave me some shampoo and charge my 0.00 each time and it gets better until the pills run out then it starts again.

    I cant keep paying 0 a month is there anything I can do to treat the dog at home? or to keep it from getting sick in the first place?
    Thanks for all the answers my dog eats beneful. Any opinions on that?

    • ANSWER:
      Putting some raw meat into the dog's diet and shifting to a food with far fewer grains in it can help a LOT. Carbs are processed into sugars which feed yeasts. Less grain means less carbs.

      As for the ears, take a cotton ball and wet it with either apple cider vinegar, or a 50/50 mix of regular vinegar and water and swab out both ears as far down as you can go. Don't dribble moisture down into the ear canal though. The vinegar is an acid base, which shifts the ear environment to something that yeast has a hard time reproducing in. We do this twice a week on our cat who constantly had yeast problems with his ears. It helped a lot.


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