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Tear Staining: What Is It?

"Tear staining is usually caused by epiphora, which is the technical word for excessive tear production. The tearstains themselves are reddish-brown streaks under a dog’s (or cat’s) eyes. The condition is much more prevalent in certain breeds (for example, the Maltese, the Lhasa Apso, and the Shih Tzu), and is much more obvious in animals with light-colored coats. While tear staining is typically no more than a minor annoyance, it can also be a symptom of a serious eye health problem." --Dr. Karen Becker, healthypets.mercola.com

Dr. Becker goes on to talk about several other causes of tearstaining that can require treatment. In addition, the FDA has sent warning letters to several companies, including the makers of Angels’ Eyes, Angels’ Glow, Pets’ Spark, and two exported products, Glow Groom and Health Glow because they contain the antibiotic tylosin tartrate.  Dr. Becker says, "I can’t imagine how these over-the-counter products containing tylosin tartrate have been sold under the radar for so long, especially since it is widely acknowledged that antibiotics are overused in the U.S., and antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a serious public health concern."

Click here to read the article in full--The Hidden Message Behind Your Pet's Tear Stains--for much more information and about how to treat tearstains safely and effectively!

 

Still looking for a Mom's Day gift?

Stop in at our Mukwonago store to check out the awesome deals on some great gift items for Mother's Day!

 

Keep your kitty's pearly whites healthy!

 Trixie's got the right idea :)

Trixie's got the right idea :)

Animal Wellness Magazine has a helpful article all about how to keep your cat's teeth and gums healthy.  Doing so can help her have a higher quality lifespan and reduce discomfort and other health issues that may arise from tooth decay and infections.

Click here for the full article! ---> Feline Dental Health Made Simple <---

 

Coming in May...

 

Mukwonago Nail Clinic

Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store Saturday, May 7th, from 10am-2pm.  No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

 

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on Saturday, May 14th from 11am-1pm.  The cost is $50 for a 20-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

Pewaukee Nail Clinic

Pewaukee's May nail clinic will be Saturday the 23rd from 10am-2pm.  The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Kidda is a beautiful Calico, almost 3 years old. She will snuggle with you but would prefer it be on her terms as she is not a big fan of being picked up.&nbsp; Kidda is also on the shy side so a home with older children would be best. She will take a while to acclimate to her new home.&nbsp; If you have the patience she would be the perfect cat for you! &nbsp;

Kidda is a beautiful Calico, almost 3 years old. She will snuggle with you but would prefer it be on her terms as she is not a big fan of being picked up.  Kidda is also on the shy side so a home with older children would be best. She will take a while to acclimate to her new home.  If you have the patience she would be the perfect cat for you!  

 Lulu is a 1 year old Hound Mix from Alabama.&nbsp; She is not real sure of her new surroundings. With that being said she is looking for a home with no cats and potentially a small, quiet dog. Lulu love to be outside, she has her nose to the ground the entire time.&nbsp;

Lulu is a 1 year old Hound Mix from Alabama.  She is not real sure of her new surroundings. With that being said she is looking for a home with no cats and potentially a small, quiet dog. Lulu love to be outside, she has her nose to the ground the entire time. 

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