Are tear stains unhealthy? Jersey's sometimes clump up so I take them out. Should I bother?
Izzy had horrible red stains on her White fur from her tear duct. I have asked two vets and they just said wipe it. Following your advice I am now only giving her Britta filtered water and no more stains! This has happened in a few days, so I hope it is not just a coincidence.I had the same problems with the tear stains with my puppy Maisey, so we bought one of the tear stain removing liquids. She hated it.
What I have been doing lately and it has helped tremendously is only giving her filtered water! We have a Brita Water filter, and every time we give her water, we make sure it is filtered water (you can also use bottled water).
She will still tear up (and can easily be wiped away with your finger), but there are not any stains!
Give it a try. It makes my life so much easier!