- 1). Keep the hair around your poodle's eyes short, because having many hairs around the eyes can increase tearing and bacteria buildup. Have a professional groomer trim the hairs or use blunt-nosed scissors to remove long hairs around the eyes.
- 2). Apply commercial dog tear stain remover to a cotton ball. Swipe the cotton ball over your dog's closed eyes, from the inner corners toward the outer corner. Cover the upper and lower eyelids and the inner corner that's prone to tear stains. As an alternative, use fragrance-free, nonalcoholic baby wipes or commercial dog eye-cleansing pads.
- 3). Clean and check your poodle's eyes daily. Consult your veterinarian if the discharge of your poodle's eye is excessive or appears yellow or green, instead of clear.