Rufus & Coco: Tear Stain Away


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Does your little mate look sad all the time?

Tear stains are reddish-brown marks around the eyes that can be an ongoing maintenance problem for some dogs – especially those with white coats. Stains can also appear around the mouth, or on the legs of your little mate is a coat chewer!

Stains are usually caused by a yeast or bacterial infection. Rufus & Coco Tear Stain Away is a professionally formulated stain remover for pets. It is pH balanced for dog and cat skin levels and is safe and gentle.

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Size: 100ml

Ingredients:The active ingredients in Rufus & Coco’s professionally formulated Tear Stain Away include:

Cocamidopropyl Betaine – Derived from coconut oil, this mildly antiseptic compound acts on the bacteria and fungus that cause the tear stain.

Triclosan – This anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent breaks down the red yeast that is the most common cause of tear stains.

Boracic Acid – The addition of very mild boracic acid aids the actives penetrating the fur to the source of the infection below.

pH Buffer – The pH buffer will soothe the eye in the event of inadvertent exposure.


  • Professionally formulated stain remover for pets
  • pH balanced for dog & cat skin levels
  • Safe & gentle
  • Contains a mild antiseptic & clever cleansers to manage bacteria & fungus
  • It is suitable for dogs, cats, puppies & kittens
  • Made in Australia


How to remove tear stains: First, apply Rufus & Coco’s Tear Stain Away to a cotton wool pad or bud. Now, get your little mate comfortable and gently wipe the tear stains away.

For heavy stains, leave some of the product on the coat to gradually work its magic.

Apply daily until the stain the removed. Regular application will prevent the tear stains coming back.

Do not use directly in the eye. Discontinue use if irritation or redness occurs.


Q. What causes tear stains?

A. Veterinary eye specialists believe that the main cause of tear stain is excess tearing. When the fur around the eyes gets damp from excess tearing it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast. One of the most common yeast infections is Ptyrosporin, which is also known as Red Yeast. This causes a deep reddish-brown stain and slight odour. Low grade bacterial infections in the tear ducts are also common and may cause excess tearing and staining.

Q. Does Rufus & Coco Tear Stain Away contain antibiotics?

A. No. A steady dose of antibiotics does help reduce tear stains, but the downside to long term use of antibiotics is that your pet may build a resistance overtime, which could negate the effect of other antibiotics they need to take if they are sick or injured. Short-term, they may be effective, but over time, your pet will build up a resistance, making the tear staining worse in the long term. Our thought is why give a drug to an animal for a cosmetic reason (tear stains), if there is a topical product which will do the same trick – Rufus & Coco Tear Stain Away!

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