Does anyone know of a good ear cleaning product? I'm starting to notice a bit of a smell coming from Molly's ears....nothing too gross...just a doggy smell. There's no redness, or "pepper-like" bits, and her ears aren't long at all, but they do flop, so that doesn't usually help. And what's a proper "ear cleaning maintence" schedule to keep...I don't want to disturb the natural flora too much.
DD, One of the few things I still get via my vet is ear cleaning solution. I do get it in gallon size now however over all I have personally found the good cleaners from the vet work the best. With your pup, a bottle will last a very long time.
I was just wondering myself about this- I do have a bottle of ear cleaning solution which i got from my vet. But is this just for cleaning out the ear? like i should be doing it every so often or only when needed?
My situation is... Louie has been digging and crying and dragging his ear on the carpet (rubbing his ear on the carpet i guess not dragging lol) and i did take him to the vet when this first started, the vet gave me this cleaner and also antibotics- ok now its like 2 weeks later and he really has never stopped messing with this ear and now he is crying all night long. So today im calling the vet to get him in and i dont know what is wrong tho. But surly not leaving with just anther antibotic since the first one didnt help. Can you give a puppy motrin or anything for pain? He is very uncomfortable and i feel bad for him. Louie seems fine during the day , its night time and early morning that he messes with this ear. So most days i forget that its bothering him and then at night it starts up again. So today i have the day off and i hope to get him in to see the vet.
No smell, no ear mites, he does have hair in his ear and i dont know how to pull it out as i read a post on here about that needing to be done. Hes maltese so he has lots of hair- its not dirty hair, can this hair just be bothering him and there be no infection? I wonder also if he is crying because he is scratching and his nails are hurting him when he scratches? I just feel so bad for him and should i keep using the cleaning solution when i dont know what is wrong with his ear? I also have ear meds for ear mites and aloe which i also bought a week ago thinking maybe the aloe would sooth his ear, He wont let me put anything in his ear, he fights me the whole way- and then crys whene i do get some in there.
Sorry to hyjack thread, just hoping some one else knows what i should be doing
Eventhough you don't think of them as large ears mastiffs are prone to ear infections for many reasons. I'll get at least one in each dog a year. Don't go the antibiotic rout best thing is a tresaderm or similar ear drop product. I like the VET solution ear cleaner. it's a brand and you can get it online or from most vets as well. white bottle and blue lettering. It's a gentle cleaner no foaming to irritate the dogs or stinging to cause pain. On a regular basis I will clean out there ears once a week for maintenance. If theey go swimming or play with the watter hose this almost guarantees a yeast infection if water gets in there ear so I will wet a cotton ball with alcohol and swab down there ears and work a few drops into the canal to dry things out. I have recently been using Zymox Otic Enzymatic Solution on my dogs and I love it. It is great especially if the ear infection is caused by allergies because it has hydrocortisone in it. It is a once daily for 7-14 days treatment vs the Tresaderm I was getting from the vet which is a twice daily treatment. You can purchase it on line I believe from revival health or dog.com. if you can't find it send me a PM and I will track down where I got it from for you. With any treatment it is important that you follow the instructions closley for them to have optimal effect and start with a clean ear cannal. If you are not sure how to properly do a deep clean on your dogs ear then either have your vet show you or have them do the innitial clean before you start the treatment :)
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Our Vet carries Epi-Otic & Vet solutions ear cleaners. Don't use Vinegar or alcohol, both can really sting if the dog has scratched himself makeing next time very difficult.Can you imagine if there was an infection down the ear canal, and you used alcohol, OUCH!
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