ear cleaning

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by babyjoemurphy, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. babyjoemurphy

    babyjoemurphy Active Member

    See that's what I love about this forum. Ask and you shall start another discussion lol!

    Ok so I am thinking I should just stay with the Avena cleaner and hope it cleans the yeast. Or try green tea. Boy oh boy I never thought it could be so tough to clean ears naturally lol

    Thank you Musicdeb for the info on tea tree oil, I would have never second guessed it due to the fact its Amazing
     
  2. musicdeb

    musicdeb New Member

    I agree, babyjoemurphy, post and you shall receive posts with lots of information.
     
  3. babyjoemurphy

    babyjoemurphy Active Member

    I just did reading on green tea. Im gonna give it a shot. I am also.going to call around all my pet stores here for the zymox as well. If I find it that's what I will get.
     
  4. angelbears

    angelbears Active Member

    Deb, is 100% right about tea tree oil. It is a very strong antibacterial, while it is great for many things always double check to make sure it is not too strong for what you want to use it for. Oil of oregano is also very good but not for inside ears and it has to be very diluted usually with olive oil.
     
  5. babyjoemurphy

    babyjoemurphy Active Member

    I have looked into Zymox and apparently I can't get it here in Canada. Just talked to the vet pharmacist to see if there is oral meds he can take
     
  6. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin New Member

    I don't know of ANYONE who can get Zymox local, and I know alot of people who use it. Which sucks...
     
  7. babyjoemurphy

    babyjoemurphy Active Member

    I would love to het.my hands on it after reading about it
     
  8. angelbears

    angelbears Active Member

  9. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin New Member

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  11. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin New Member

    I forgot too, ouch thats a price increase! Is that the exchange rate or just the difference in countries??
     
  12. angelbears

    angelbears Active Member

    I believe that is in Canadian dollars.
     
  13. babyjoemurphy

    babyjoemurphy Active Member

    It's all good now. The vet got back to me and I now have Surolan medication. Its thick and I have to put in 1ml 2x a day so with that amount it will coat his ear. I now wash his ears out 2x a week while he is on it. So lets keep fingers crossed.
    The difference between vets cleaning ears and groomers is no different unless they have to put tubs in to flush the canal. Murphy doesn't need that so he is good to go get it done.

    I also found a groomer that will do it free for me, well Murphy. So I will bring him to her tomorrow.

    Thanks for everything you have all inputted in this thread. It has really helped me and I hope it helps someone else
    Murphy thanks you all too. I don't think he liked the vinegar and I am going to use green tea to clean them till its gone
     
  14. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    Coffee grind discharge can also be ear mites which can be a pain in the butt.
     
  15. babyjoemurphy

    babyjoemurphy Active Member

    He was already to the vet and its yeast. The stuff I have covers alot of ear issues
     
  16. babyjoemurphy

    babyjoemurphy Active Member

    just to give an update.....That medicine is so easy to put in his ears. I put it in 2 medicine syringes for cough medicine for babies and it was about 30 sec....DONE
    WOW thank goodness.
     
  17. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin New Member

    Sweet. That'll help!
     
  18. babyjoemurphy

    babyjoemurphy Active Member

    I liked the fact that there was no fuss. Murphy didn't even mind and he loved the massage after. I just wish I started with this stuff. Maybe next time we need meds I will ask what other stuff there is before I waste good money.
     
  19. simonsmom

    simonsmom New Member

    i use a product called ket flush...you can get it from any vet...i pour the solution on a towel and i clean the ear...he fusses a bit, but i manage to get it done. the ket flush keeps the ears cleaner longer, and its an excellent solution to keep the yeast away. the oily stuff never worked on my dogs, and alcohol is too harsh, especially if they have an existing ear infection. My lab used to get yeast infection constantly, but ever since using the ket flush, she hasnt had one in at least 2 years
     
  20. babyjoemurphy

    babyjoemurphy Active Member

    Will for sure look for it. I am in Canada and have yet to see that one. Will call around other vet offices maybe. I'm hoping its due to the food. His vet seems to think so. We will know come Oct/Nov. That will be the normal about of time between infections from his last house. So hopefully.
     

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