Have you noticed tear stains on your dog’s face and wondered whether they have been crying? It is a condition known as epiphora.
Epiphora is a condition characterized by an overflow of tears. It can happen for several reasons, including the presence of a foreign object, allergies, congenital disabilities, and medical conditions. In some cases, it may be peculiar to a dog’s breed.
You need not panic or get upset when you see tear stains on your dog’s face. It would be best to consult your vet to ascertain the cause. After your vet rules out any serious medical condition, you can use the following natural ways to get rid of the tear stains:
- Warm water can help in unclogging the tear duct. Get a clean cloth, dip it in warm water, and gently wipe your dog’s face.
- Natural coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also very effective for removing tear stains.
- Use a warm tea bag to wipe your dog’s tear stain. Tea bags are great because of their anti-bacterial properties.
To get rid of epiphora, you need to trace down its cause. Since that may be difficult to DIY, we strongly recommend you work with your vet.