Originally Posted by honeebee
the vet is treating him for seasonal allergies withmeds. they have helped him alot. we also limit his exposure to outside allergins. by the end of the day he looks like a racoon with the dark circles. thanks for replying. kim
Usually vets don't start medically treating dogs right away for allergies - usually it starts off with a diet change as that is where many dogs have allergy issues.
What food is he being fed?
The reason I ask is many foods contain fillers, grains, dyes and additives that are known allergy causing ingredients. Also dogs don't just have one allergy - they will usually exhibit symptoms in several ways so what the vet may think is seasonal is actually something more.
Basically what I am trying to say is that if your dog is showing signs of outdoor allergies - there is more to it than just that as dogs are not normally allergic to the outdoors. Obviously your little guy's immune system is under attack and the first place I would look would be diet.
Any medication the vet would be giving you would help but it won't solve the underlying condition.
If the underlying condition is not fixed, then any product you use to eliminate the tear stains won't work.