Tearing Eyes in My Chihuahua
(White Plains, NY)
My dog Ricky has been having both eyes tearing and staining his fur for about a year now.
One of the eyes, the one that's stained a bit more, is a little red. The other one has no redness, but still tears a lot. He is not light sensitive and not rubbing them with his paws.
He is a male Chihuahua, 9 years old, not neutered ( lucky guy ;) )
He is active and still very playful.
Diet: combination of home prepared food, like lean ground beef/ meatloaf+ white/ brown rice+ peas/carrots (with tiny tiny bit of sea salt and onion powder for flavor) and Science Diet caned food for a change (the only brand of dog food he would eat)
We live with cats, Ricky of course likes stealing their dry food sometimes, which he gets scolded for ( he won't eat any dry food for dogs, only 5 times a year tops). I thought he might be allergic to something in cats food or cat's fur, but even when he is isolated from cats for extended time, the problem persists.
I bought Angels Eyes and used it for almost two weeks daily, but it had no effect whatsoever.
( I had mild tear problem with him years ago, and Angels Eyes did the magic that time).
I clean his eyes with green tea, it works better than Angel Eyes, but not for long.
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