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Angel Eyes for Dogs

Updated on February 10, 2018
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Dr. Penny Pincher has a Ph.D. in engineering and loves animals. He has raised peacocks, chickens, sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits, and pigs.

What is Angel Eyes for Dogs?

Angel Eyes for Dogs eliminates tear stains from dogs. The product is actually labeled Angels' Eyes and is produced by a company called "I'm a little teacup". Angel Eyes can also be used to remove tear stains in cats.

Tear stains are brown or redish stains that appear around dog's eyes. This is more prominent in light colored dog breeds such as Bichon Frise, Poodles, Maltese, or Shih-Tzu. I am using Angel Eyes with my Malshi, which is a cross of Maltese and Shih-Tzu. Tear stains are difficult to remove through grooming and will reappear.

Angel Eyes is a dietary supplement that is given to dogs to stop the tear stains from forming in the first place. This is the easiest way to get rid of tear stains and does not require constant grooming.

Small, light colored dog breeds such as Bichon Frise and Poodles tend to have problems with tear stains
Small, light colored dog breeds such as Bichon Frise and Poodles tend to have problems with tear stains | Source

How Does Angel Eyes for Dogs Work?

Angel Eyes for dogs alters your dog's tears to remove compounds that cause tear stains. There are two varieties of Angel Eyes: the "natural formula" products and the regular formula products. Both come in chicken and beef flavors.

Regular Formula with Tylosin

The regular formula of Angel Eyes uses an active ingredient called Tylosin tartrate, which is an antibiotic.

Angel Eyes for Dogs- Natural Formula in Powder Form
Angel Eyes for Dogs- Natural Formula in Powder Form | Source

Natural Formula

The natural formulas of Angel Eyes contains the following active ingredients:

  • Cranberry Powder: Supports the immune system
  • Oregon Grape Root: Helps lubricate mucous membranes
  • Marshmallow Root: Natural anti-microbial

Porphyrins are compounds that react with light to produce a reddish brown stain around your dog's eyes. The active ingredients in Angels' Eyes eliminate any Ptyrosporin (Red Yeast) and bacterial infections in your dog's eyes which causes excess tearing and staining. The active ingredients in Angel Eyes bind with Porphyrin pigments and prevents the pigments from binding with the animal’s hair, thus preventing tear stains.

Both the regular and natural formulas of Angel Eyes have the same result- removing tear stains from your dog by treating the source of the tear stains.

How Do You Use Angel Eyes for Dogs?

One of the best things about Angel Eyes is that it is easy to use. Unlike grooming, it takes almost no effort to give Angel Eyes to your dog. For the first few months, you give Angel Eyes to your dog daily. After a few months, you can give Angel Eyes to your dog a few times per week. Angel Eyes comes in either a powder or in soft chews.

Angel Eyes Powder

Give your dog Angel Eyes powder by adding it to a bit of soft dog food or peanut butter. You can also let your dog simply eat the Angel Eyes powder without adding it to food since it comes in beef or chicken flavors. Since letting my dog eat the powder is a bit messy and the dog gets some powder on her snout, I usually put the powder on top of some soft food.

Angel Eyes Powder in Bottle
Angel Eyes Powder in Bottle | Source

Angel Eyes Soft Chews

The Angel Eyes soft chews have the tear stain eliminator combined with a chewy dog treat. This makes it even easier to give your dog Angel Eyes without measuring powder or mixing it with anything.

One thing I like better about the powder form is that it gives you complete control over the dosage. Since my dog is only weighs about 8 pounds, she gets 1/2 of the measuring scoop per day. I suppose you can cut the chews into smaller pieces to give smaller doses as well, but this would not be much more convenient than using the powder. The powder also gives you the option of dissolving the powder with your dog's drinking water as a convenient way to give Angel Eyes to your dog.

How Long Does It Take Angel Eyes to Work?

Angel Eyes does not work instantly- in fact it takes several weeks to work. New fur needs to grow in to replace the stained fur. Angel Eyes does not clean your dog's tear stains- it allows new fur to grow in that is not stained. You will either need to wait for the stained fur to fall out naturally as it is shed, or trim the stained fur after the new unstained fur grows in.

It takes 3 to 5 weeks for Angel Eyes to work. By continuing to use Angel Eyes, you can prevent new tear staining from occurring.


Angel Eyes provides an easy way to prevent tear stains in dogs. Simply giving your dog Angel Eyes is easier than trying to deal with tear stains through grooming. Tear stains are difficult to remove and will keep coming back. Angel Eyes prevents tear stains from developing in the first place.

Drawbacks of Angel Eyes are that it is fairly expensive and takes several weeks to work. Purchasing a bottle of Angel Eyes at a pet shop can cost $40 or more. Since the stained fur needs to grow out and be replaced by new fur, using Angel Eyes to remove tear stains takes several weeks. The good news is that this solution to tear stains should be long-lasting since no more tear stains will develop.

© 2013 Dr Penny Pincher


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    • drpennypincher profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Penny Pincher 

      6 years ago from Iowa, USA

      Suzanne, I did try at first to wash the tear stains from my Malshi using special wet wipes, but this didn't work. I'm sure my dog is happy I gave up trying to wash the tear stains off and decided to feed her Angel Eyes instead!

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      Suzanne Day 

      6 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I have seen the tear stains on some dogs and thought it was something that could be washed off. Now I know that it is a permanent stain, I thank you for bringing to my attention this product which can remove it.

    • drpennypincher profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Penny Pincher 

      6 years ago from Iowa, USA

      Kidscrafts, I think tear stains would only be an issue for cats that are white or light colored and that have watery eyes. I have not had a cat with tear stains either. I think it is fairly common among small white dogs. Thanks for visiting!

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I can't believe they invented a product for tear stain! Sometimes when I see some inventions, I would like to be the one who invented it! I never saw really tear stain in the fur of my cats.... maybe because they are all in kind of darker color? But it's interesting to know that this product exist for dogs and cats with light colored fur!

      Thank you for sharing! Another interesting hub :-)

      Enjoy your weekend!


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