Treating and Preventing Boston Terrier Tear Stains
Do you have a Boston Terrier that has developed some tear stains on its coat? Have you considered taking the dog to the groomer or vet to have it professionally cleaned? While the vet or groomer can professionally treat and remove the tear stain, do you have the time and money to do so? Not only can you potentially spend more money on the treatment that you will receive for your Boston Terrier’s tears and stains, but you may not even know if the tear stain came from a Boston Terrier or not.
When most people think of Boston Terriers, they think of the cute pooches that are very loving and affectionate. They have a wonderfully sweet nature and they are very affectionate towards their owner. But despite these cute characteristics, Boston Terriers can also develop some nasty tear stains on their coat. You will want to take note of any tear stains on your dog so that you can prevent them from happening.
When a Boston Terrier puppy or adult has some tear stains on its coat, it is not uncommon that the tear is not coming from the eyes or the face.
The Boston Terrier may have some small tears near the ears. These tears are normal and occur quite regularly in many well-bred dogs. Many times the tear comes from an overactive bladder. Some dogs have a larger than normal bladder and when this happens the dog will tear a huge amount of tears in one day. This type of rapid blushing can cause a lot of pain to the owner, so it is important to prevent these types of tears.
If you find that you have a Boston Terrier with a tear stain on its coat, you need to first determine why the tear stain is there. If you suspect that the tear stain is caused by an overactive bladder then the first thing that you should do is get your dog checked out by the vet.
The vet may be able to prescribe special treatment for this problem. In most cases, though, a vet will just recommend that your dog have a regular bath. This will help prevent the problem since the bath will help remove excess moisture, which can cause a tear stain.
You can also help prevent the Boston Terrier tears from occurring by providing your dog with a good quality collar.
The better quality of the collar that you get for your dog, the more comfortable it will be around you. Also, a better collar will help your dog maintain its dignity. The more comfortable your dog is, the less likely it is going to pull its leash or hop up on people that come into the room.
Another thing that can cause Boston Terrier tears stains is a lack of exercise. If your Boston Terrier does not have enough exercise then it is more prone to suffer from skin disorders. Skin disorders like Mange will cause your Boston Terrier to chew, bite and scratch. In turn, these actions can cause tears or other types of abrasions on your dog’s coat.
Since Boston Terriers are very energetic animals, they are likely to have a good amount of energy and activity.
Unfortunately, this can also cause Boston Terrier tears stains on their coat. Try to make sure that your Boston Terrier gets plenty of exercises, either by walking or playing in an area where there is no one else around. If you do not have a fenced-in yard then perhaps consider taking your dog to the local park so that it can get some exercise.
If your Boston Terrier does get a tear stain, the first thing that you should do is to have it cleaned up. Some doctors suggest using an antiseptic shampoo on the area as well, but it is important to note that this may only help with the immediate healing process. The best way to ensure that your dog heals from a Boston Terrier tear stain completely is to have him examined by a veterinarian.
At the veterinarian’s office, your dog will be given an examination as well as x-rays, and if the vet determines that a tear is present, he will then prescribe some type of medication that will help heal the tear as well as help prevent future ones from forming. In the end, if your Boston Terrier has a torn undercoat, it is highly recommended that you consult a veterinarian to help treat and prevent future tears.