Dear Dogs Today,
I wondered if anyone could help with the problem of staining on my white Shih Tzu and Bichon. Both are rescue dogs who previously spent their lives in puppy farms, forced to have endless litters. They lived in squalor and on a very poor diet.
They are both about seven years old, and are now happy, healthy, and much loved. Bibi, the Bichon, has very mild staining around her eyes and mouth, but Bindi, the white Shih Tzu, suffers badly.
I’ve had her tear ducts checked and they are not blocked. I also bathe their eyes every day in warm water and try to keep the fur around affected areas as short as possible.
I have tried different food and avoid anything with colouring, preservatives etc. I’m currently feeding Trophy Holistic dry food mixed with a small spoonful of tuna or chicken, Tesco dental chews and white rawhide knots, plus a little fruit and veg. they love pears, carrots and broccoli stalks to munch on.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Helen Morton, Rye, Sussex