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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some good info

What's a boy gotta do to get some sleep around here?

Alright, I'm awake. Now what?

My mom wants to thank LuLu and LoLLy. After perusing their website she learned a thing or two about why dogs like Tucker (Pekingese), Maltese, and other dogs eyes drain and what to do about it. Thanks! Let's keep our paws crossed and hope that one or two of these suggestions/remedies work. We like to keep things chemical-free in our house and they had a lot of suggestions.

Did you know that the tap water Tuck drinks could be causing his eyes to tear and that the dark red stains are actually yeast? The main cause of tear staining is wetness around the eyes. This excess moisture is a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast. Red Yeast or Ptyrosporin is what causes the reddish-brown stain. Low grade bacterial infections can also cause eye stain. This excessive tearing could be caused by the environment, his overall health, his food or water or genetics.

Tucker is not a boy who is into good hygiene. He hates to be clean, he hates to have his fur trimmed, he doesn't like his teeth cleaned. Let's face it... he is all boy. We're gonna try some changes and see if the stains clear up.

Stop by LuLu and Lolly's site. They are two little dogs just trying to raise a few bucks for a good cause and from the looks of it, they are doing a great job!

(Personally, we thought Maltese were only good for cleaning out the dust bunnies from underneath the bed or furniture. Boy, have our eyes been opened to the many facets and uses for a Maltese. Apparently, they also make good chew toys and some of them already come decorated with cute little hair bows. These two little ladies are full of adventure and are not afraid to throw on a pink wig or sky dive to prove it. They are no push-overs. LuLu aspire to be a pro-wrestler and Lolly is becoming a world famous writer. Oh, go find out for yourself. Head over and see what they are all about.)


Mr. Puggle said...

hope you get a nap soon!

Mango said...

Momma says her bassett hound had bad yeast in her ears and that it made her eyes goo sometimes too. Yuck!

I think keeping him on the bookshelf is a good idea.


Martha Basset said...

We had Lulu and Lolly's rescue song on our blogs if you remember. They are very busy little dogs. We will need to try sleeping on a shelf!!
Martha & bailey xx

Mason Dixie said...

What a strange place for a nap. Hope you get your eyes cleaned up.

Tee said...

Maybe you should try your momma's kitchen cupboards - far far away from the maddening crowd!

licks and Wags

Tuffy of Dog Woods

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Those girrrrls are pawesome!

My mom and I will khokhur...we used to think they would be good with stikhks stukhk in their bakhks fur mops ;-)

Furry nice sleepy spot!


Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my goodness, we thought Lucy sleeping on the coffee table was're in it!!! hehe.


Eduardo said...

Thanks for the info! I had no idea! I'm heading over to the site.
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

GoldenSamantha said...

He looks great resting there amongst the books! Cozy!
xo Sammie

Ludo van puppy said...

those two is good fun and sounds like they is useful too!
~lickies, Ludo

Anonymous said...

Furry interesting sleepy spot...
Gruffs from the Scruff

Suzuki said...

I like your hidey spot :)
Big licks to you

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad you've found some helpful information. We like LuLu and Lolly's too.