Tear staining in dogs is a common concern among pet owners, and is especially evident in those with white coats. The reddish-brown discoloration that appears around the eyes can be both unsightly and worrisome. Understanding the underlying causes of tear staining and implementing effective management strategies is essential for maintaining the ocular health and well-being of our pets.
Many dog owners make the mistake of waiting until their puppy “look” like they need a groom, which is often six months of age or older, before taking them to a professional. Learn what you need to know to prevent the development of predictable adolescent problems and help your dog enjoy the grooming process by being confident and well-adjusted.
Testing before breeding is the standard of care. Health testing is the crucial factor that separates responsible breeders from unethical breeders. These tests are tools to prevent problems; there is absolutely no excuse not to utilize these tools. Every breed and mix of dog is predisposed to their own set of diseases. Therefore, the tests your dog needs prior to breeding depends upon their breed(s).