The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Re: Ear wax or ear infection?
Dogs are not likely to get mites - so chances are it is something else. Ear mites will cause a lot of scratching, head-shaking, whining - they bother the dogs a LOT. Why use a pesticide that may not be neccessary? The main problem I see is that if it is a yeast infecton, the ear mite stuff won't do anything for it, and the infection can just get worse.
The ear canal has tiny, microscopic hairs called cilia. Their movement carries the ear wax and dirt out of the ear canal to keep the ears free from contaminants. An advanced infection can damage the cilia to the point that they can no longer perform, and the ears get plugged up with wax and dirt and moisture, leading to further infections.
I would just clean the ears out and if they get all yucky again I would take my dog to the vet and see what we are dealing with.
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015