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tear stains& paw licking

by kim
(stockton ca)

my female shih tzu is getting tear stains. I switched her from royal canine have tried other foods but still staining. She had none with royal canine but i thought she might be allergic to it because she licks paws and they are discolored. now I'm trying solid gold also adding tear lax to their food. Any advise for us? Kim

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Jan 18, 2012
paw licking
by: Karen

Shihtzus can have allergies & they lick their paws. Need to watch for any skin eruptions.They usually start to develop allergies if they are going to have them around 18 months old.

I am feeding my shihtzus A TASTE OF THE WILD, SALMON, & that has seemed to help alot.

The tear stains are normal & I use tear stain remover weekly or so to keep it under control.

Hope this helps.

Jan 18, 2012
by: Anonymous

You better shift to beef flavor dogfood and put/mix some rice on the dogfood to balance the protein intake.

Jan 19, 2012
licking paws & food
by: Anonymous

thank u! i tried that food also, they liked it. How long do you think u should give food to notice a difference?

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