Ear problem?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Jarena, May 24, 2018.

  1. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    I did, but probably not as excessively as you all do :p
    His paws don‘t smell bad, but let‘s not talk about the "gas".
     
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  2. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    Zymox is the only thing that finally cleared up Jiggers' ear infection. He has a conformational defect (vet opinion) in one ear canal that prevents it from clearing dead tissue properly, so it can create a build up that feeds bacteria/yeast inside the canal while the tissue is healthy but irritated. Since the bugs aren't feeding on living tissue internal antibiotics/fungicides do nothing. Topical treatments don't address the dead cells. Unfortunately it took several rounds of treatment before we realized it and Jiggers got to the point where you couldn't touch his ear at all since he thought you were going to clean it again. I decided to try Zymox since what I had been doing would work only as long as he was getting the medication within 48 hours after stopping his ear would be bothering him again. One round of the Zymox cleared it up and to my surprise it didn't return for a couple months. That time it cleared up in a couple days and it was months until the next one. It has been over a year since he had the last one and while the odds are currently high since he is swimming a lot I know it will be easy to beat again. The enzymatic action of the Zymox breaks up the dead cells as well as the bugs eating it.
     
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  3. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Oh heck no! A cloak maybe. And flying on a broom. A dog nerd on a broom. Wearing toe shoes.
     
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  4. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the recommendation. I‘ll buy it too. How many times a day do you typically apply it? Also, how much each time?

    @Jarena has Lettie improved?
     
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I do once a day. You don't need to clean the ears first. It tells you to fill the ear canal, but I don't use that much. I just kind of play it by ear, haha. Ella gets angry red spots on her ear flaps and I make sure to put it on those too. I usually see an improvement within a few days.
     
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  6. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    It arrived yesterday. It has the instructions on it. Just like Boxergirl said, once a day for 7 days. It does say to fill the ear canal but I felt like that would be excessive so I just squirted some in and kinda massages her ears. It’s like a gel so it’s not too messy like a thin liquid would be. So far so good. I’m thinking it might have been something irritating her ear because she stopped shaking her head before the Zymox arrived but I’ll still do it for the 7 days just to be sure. Thanks for asking!
     
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  7. trg

    trg Well-Known Member

    Yeah mastiff gas is room clearing.
     
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  8. umit

    umit Member

    My retriever sometimes have smelly ears.
    Mostly after playing with big and wet mouth dogs.
    I think saliva produces smt in there.
    After a couple ear cleaner solutions all ok.
     
  9. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Did the Zymox clear up Lettie's ears?
     
  10. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    I think she may have just had something tickling her. She shook her head a few times the next day, then I used the drops for about 4 days, though I’m not sure I needed to. I’m really glad I ordered it though, seems like a very useful thing to have on hand. Thanks for asking!!
     
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