How To Remove Dog Tear Stains Naturally?

Dogs are innocent, and they cannot take care of themselves. That’s why it’s your responsibility if you pet any of them.

Sometimes, you will notice that your dog has brownish stains around its eyes. And the tear stains that look terrible. That’s why you need to know how to remove dog tear stains naturally.

To know more about it, let’s get right into the description and see what you can do for your lovable puppy.

How To Remove Dog Tear Stains Naturally

Techniques of Removing of Dog Tears Stains Naturally:

If you ever have dogs, you know that they usually have tear stains around their eyes. It will look terrible if you don’t clean it regularly.

And like an animal, their body has some differences comparing to humans. So, you have to be careful while doing it.

Cleaning the tear stains should be done in an appropriate way. And though it is created around the eyes, it might be a risky task for the eyes if you won’t use proper elements for it.

That’s the reason you need to be sure about the right process and the ingredients that you will need to do it. And to know it better, first, know how to remove dog tear stains naturally.

And to be sure about all these things, let’s check the things in detail. 

1. Tear Stains Removers 

For doing the dog tear stains removing, you can apply a lot of methods. And there is a lot of options you could find. 

One of the popular techniques that are easy to execute is using any kind of tear stains remover. You can use it, but one thing that you need to be careful about is that the elements of the remover should be safe for dogs. 

Let’s check some of the stains removing process by using different kinds of remover. 

Mild Cleansers 

One of the safest methods you can use for tear stains removing is to use any kind of mild cleanser. It will be the best if you apply it around the eyes of your dog in a proper way. 

But one thing that you need to be careful about is the chemicals of it that might be harsh on the skin. Also, you should know if the skin around the eyes is sensitive or not. 

And according to all these things, use the cleanser by damping a cloth with it. You can also use tear baby shampoo to do this process. 

Take the damped cloth and wipe the face in a gentle way. Keep doing it twice or thrice a week.  

Brightening Solutions 

Using any kind of brightening solutions to clean tear stains will be an effective one for dogs. You can use one part of hydrogen peroxide and add four parts of water. 

Mix these two things together and use it by damping a cloth. You can also use sponge or cotton pad for it. 

Another thing you can use is the saline solution. Dip a sponge in it and apply around the eyes. Regular using of it will surely remove tear stains. 


You can also apply some apply some natural barrier products that can also remove tear stains. It will also protect the skin to grow new tear stains. So, regular using of it will give you stain-free skin. 

And to do that, use natural baby powder. Make sure it’s not talcum powder. It should be that one that is made of cornstarch. 

Use this powder on the stains by the help of a brush. Keep using this method on the skin in a regular basis. It can decrease the percentage of having tear stains. 

Also, it removes the older stains in a steady way. So, you can use it ad it won’t bring any harm to the skin.       

2. Maintaining Natural Habits   

Removing older stains is tough. So, it will be easier if you maintain some regular things. And that will help the stains not to sit on the face or around the eyes. 

That’s why you need to maintain your life and the other habits of your dog. And what are they? Let’s check it out. 

Food Habit 

Just like human beings, the proper diet of a dog is also important. And that’s the reason you need to be careful about it too. 

And to have knowledge about it, first, you need to know what your dog eats in a day. And according to that, you need to take proper steps. 

Avoid those foods that have chemicals, poor quality carbohydrate fillers, artificial colors, and other things like that. These types of food can make the tear stains more terrible.  

And make sure you give your puppy a complete nutritious food that is well-balanced. And that will help to make fewer tears and the stains of it. 

Maintaining pH Balance  

Checking the pH balance of every living body is also necessary. It is because, in that way, you will know what procedure you need to take. 

So, check the pH balance of the dog if it has unusual tear stains. And for solving or decrease the thing, you can use a small amount of vinegar and mix it to the full bowl of your puppy’s water that is supposed to drink. 

And that would be beneficial for your dog. So, it can decrease the level of tear stains, and it won’t make tough spots there.

Check The Water Factor 

You already know how important it is to drink for a human being. Just like that, it is also important to know if your dog has the proper amount of water in a day or not. 

On the other hand, it’s important to know whether you are providing clean water or not. If you are leaving in an area where you get dirty water, then it will affect the dog’s health. 

And that’s why making sure of that thing and providing your puppy the healthy water for a better health of it. 

And if the dog can get clean and proper amount of water regularly, then it will create less tears and you don’t have to take any trouble for its stains. 

3. Natural Remedies 

The other thing you can use if you have a dog that has tears stains is the natural remedies. It will be easy to apply on your dog. 

And the remedies will be effective too. So, let’s check some of the remedies to be clearer. 

Use Chemical-free Paper Towel 

First thing you need to know about is paper towel. There are different kinds of wiping towels available. And those can be used to wipe out the stains. 

But one thing you should avoid. And that is the using of baby wipes. These kinds of wipes have chemicals that might affect the dog’s skin. 

So, try to use dog’s special wipes to do this procedure. 

Apple Cider Vinegar (or distilled vinegar)  

You can also use apple cider vinegar to wipe out the areas. But you should mix it with water. That won’t make any damage to the skin.

And one thing you need to know and that is to use distilled vinegar. It will be better for the dog and their health. 

And if you don’t have apple cider vinegar then you can use distilled one. It will give you same results for sure.  


Yogurt is also a great ingredient that you can use to remove stains. Make a paste of it, and you can also add some water. 

In that way, you can apply it to the stains to get rid of the tear stains easily. 

Baking Soda 

The other technique would be using baking soda. And to do it, first, you need to know if your dog has an allergy to any of the elements or not. 

And after doing that, you can apply a mixture of it. Add some water to make a paste and then apply it on the stains. 

That’s how it will remove the dog stains in an easy way.

Final Thoughts

We explained to you some of the things about removing the tear stains from the dog’s eye area. You can apply any of those if you want. 

But you need to be sure if the methods won”t harm your dog. There are some dogs that have allergies to some ingredients. 

So, you have to be sure if you want your dog to be stain-free and safe. That’s why take care of those things and take care of your dog too! 

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is passionate about home improvement and design. As a child, she grew up helping her dad renovate their childhood home. Many of her skills came from this experience. Jessica loves DIY projects and sharing her passion for home design with others since she lives in Los Angeles.

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