Have you tried tums or apple cider vinegar?
You might want to ask your vet about it.
I give my dog 1/2 a tums tablet daily. It causes the tears to alkaline and it really makes a big difference.
Sorry, I forgot to add that I don't know what to tell you about your Akita.
Thank you for your comments. I'll try them. I never heard of using tums for that but it sounds like a reasonable idea.
The vet said the eye stains are common in shih tzus and lhasa apsos and not a cause for concern. One of them is almost finished his training as a therapy dog - visiting nursing homes and people who can't get out - would prefer his face looked clean for that = )
The Akita - I think it's because she is supposed to blow her coat twice/yr but the weather has been so unpredictable that she's blown it about four times now.
I think our dogs might be just a little bit spoiled.
does the tums stop the tears? if so it good for tummy to. i have a shihs shes 12 pds so half be good for her . i see all kinds of things you can get to clean face . and i was told to use distilled water only it helps a lot i see a differece in mines tears not as much as before .
I heard that if dogs drink bottled water they have different tears. Haven't tried the tums yet but I will. Our shih tzu eats anything so I hope I don't have to chase him around to get him to eat it. Same with the lhasa apso. The big dogs are a lot easier.
Thank you for the suggestions.
My Dogs have always drank bottled water and they all have tear stains.... So, don't go with that one....Plus, they're all white dogs. :( I have heard about the Tums before, but have never tried it....Good luck...Karla
I tried the purified water too. It didn't make any difference. I haven't tried the Tums either. Maybe I'll give that a try.