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Stinky dog ears...

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by pesticidal, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. pesticidal

    pesticidal Eh? CLM

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    My dog has got something funky going on in one of her ears. She's shaking a lot, and one of her ears seems to be bothering her. It's kind of stinky, too.

    She had it a couple years ago, and the vet gave (well, not really gave me-I paid a lot for it...) me some drop to put in her ears.


    Is there a "home remedy" to put in her ears? How about Hydrogen Peroxide?
     
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    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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  3. Armed&Feminine

    Armed&Feminine Adhuc vivo!

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    It is probably a yeast infection. Call the vet on monday and describe her symptoms. They should be able get the medicine together without an appointment since she has had the same problem in the past. :)
     
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    my 11yr old shepard/white lab mix had this same problem. Stinky ears, always itching them and when you would rub his ears he would literally lay down and just soak it up.
     
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    Ljunatic On The Fringe

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    yeast infection is more likely IMHO.

    I use white vinegar mixed with rubbing alcohol 50/50 as a ear cleaning solution
     
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    I have bloodhounds, ear cleaning is a regular around my house. There are any number of products available for flushing your dogs ears. I would say for a home made product Ljunatic's suggestion would work quite well. I use a product I get from my vet that most people call "blue stuff". I flush the ears with this liquid and then swab the ear with baby wipes.

    Once you have cleaned the ear look for any signs of redness and irritation. If the color looks normal as indicated by others you may only have yeast problem. If you do see some redness you may have a more serious problem that may need to be treated with medication.

    Here is a good link

    http://animalpetdoctor.homestead.com/Ears.html
     
  7. pesticidal

    pesticidal Eh? CLM

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    Yep, that was it. I got a couple different bottles of stuff to put in her ears. She doesn't like it much, but I can tell it's helping already.


    Thanks for the advice.
     
  8. PaulMichael

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    You might try a vinegar wash. Massage a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water into the ear. You can also substitute collidal silver for the water. Use about 10 drops of white vinegar with 10 drops collidal silver.
     
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    As others said, yeast infection. Unless the dogs ears stand up, it will probably get them if not cleaned regularly, especially if the dog has been in water, or it rains.
     
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    pesticidal Eh? CLM

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    Thanks. I'll have to go to the store and buy vinegar. Since I got divorced, there's been no need for vinegar in the house.



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    vinegar does the trick with my ridgeback's ears. keeps her infection free.

    cheers,
    Derek
     
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    It's for my dog, I swear!
     
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    Ditto. Had that problem with my cat.


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