French bulldog tear stains are common yet unique problems that can plague the beautiful faces of these beloved pooches. Not only are they unsightly, but they can also be uncomfortable and cause irritation to the skin around your pup's eyes. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help reduce or even eliminate French bulldog tear stains from affecting your pet's quality of life. In this blog post, we will explore the causes behind French bulldog tear stains and provide helpful tips for getting rid of them as well as preventing future staining. Read on to learn more about what you can do to keep your Frenchie looking and feeling their best!
Causes of Tear Stains in French Bulldogs
Tear staining in French bulldogs is caused by the excessive production of tears, which can be due to anything from eye irritation or infection to allergies. The excess tears build up around their eyes and create a dark, discolored stain on their fur. If left untreated, these stains can become even darker with time.
The most common cause behind their tear stains are a build up of porphyrins, which is a naturally occurring pigment in the eye. French bulldog tear stains are usually reddish-brown in color and may have a yellow tinge due to bacteria that has built up in the area. In some cases, a poor diet or certain environmental allergens can also be the cause of excessive tearing and thus excessive staining.
How to Get Rid of Tear Stains in French Bulldogs
The most effective way to get rid of tear stains in your French bulldog is by cleaning them regularly with products for dogs with sensitive skin types. You should also regularly wipe away any excess tears that accumulate near your pup's eyes before they have a chance to dry and stain their fur.
There are also a number of home remedies available that claim to reduce tear staining in dogs—including our very own wrinkle wipes and tear stain paste!
Start by cleaning the area thoroughly with Squishface Wrinkle Wipes. Then, apply Squishface Wrinkle Paste to the affected area. Rub a small pea-sized amount of Wrinkle Paste vigorously into the fur and onto your dog’s skin. Squishface Tear Stain Paste contains natural zinc oxide and coconut oil to create a water-repellent barrier in order to keep that nasty fungus and bacteria at bay.
Not only does Wrinkle Paste help to get rid of those unsightly tear stains, it helps to prevent tear stains from returning. While many happy dog owners begin to notice a difference in the appearance of tear stains after using Wrinkle Wipes and Wrinkle Paste for just a few days, we recommend using both products together daily for a minimum of 7 to 10 days for best results.
If there are other causes of the discoloration, such as diet or allergies, then you can try switching your dog's food to something more appropriate for their breed.
Finally, if your French bulldog's tear stains are due to an underlying medical condition or infection, then it is important that you take them to the vet so they can receive the appropriate treatment.
How To Prevent Tear Stains in French Bulldogs
The best way to prevent tears stains in your French bulldog is by ensuring that their diet is nutritious and free of allergens. Additionally, you should make sure that they have regular check-ups at the vet so any underlying health issues can be monitored and treated quickly. Finally, ensure that their face is wiped clean regularly using Wrinkle Wipes and their eyes are kept free of debris or irritation.
The Bottom Line
Tear stains in French bulldogs can be unsightly and uncomfortable for your pup, but with the right care and preventive measures, you can help keep them looking their best. Remember to clean the area around their eyes regularly, provide a nutritious diet free of allergens, and take them to regular vet appointments to ensure any underlying health issues can be treated swiftly. With this knowledge in hand, you can give your French bulldog a happy and healthy life!