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Old 12-06-2012, 09:10 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Is this the Penaten stuff?? Penaten - PharmacyOnline.com.au

i'm sure my Gan used that on all us kids for nappy rash etc
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Another happy zymox user here. I actually used to (years ago) get it from my vet, who I found was charging nearly 4x's the cost of it on amazon. Haven't really had to use it much in the last couple of years as her allergies are under control, but I do still use it on occasion so I always keep it on hand.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:24 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Wow, I love this Zymox ear cleaner and apparently so does Gunner.
I got it in today and he was due for the cleaning so it worked out well.

With the cleaner I get from the vet, ear cleaning is a major drama in this house. He flops around and shakes his head for 10+ minutes afterwards.
But I just cleaned them with the Zymox and even though it really soaked his ears, he only did a few shakes and that was it.

Maybe this stuff doesn't burn as much.
And with having to clean his ears 3 times a week because of the infection, this is going to be much easier.

Great stuff. Thanks for the recommendations.
Oh and I got the Peneten in too but his lip looks so much better since being on the antibiotics, that I'm going to hold off on it. But I'll have it if I need it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:06 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Hi,
I wanted to comment on the droopy lip dermatitis.

Kira had gotten that, and I made the connection to catching her frisbee. It irritated the rear of her lower lip, and caused exactly as you described. I switched to a foam frisbee, or one made of a durable cloth type, and I haven't seen it since.

Does Gunner play catch or frisbee with you?
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:41 AM   #35 (permalink)
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We used this Vetericyn in our foster Basset's ear. He came in with a raging ear infection, having been returned for "snapping at" the adopter's child (a shelter in Idaho) and I emailed them and told them, with an ear like that, I'd snap too! It was red and full of pus, despite some ear wash and steroid (yuk) and fish oil the shelter vet gave them.

Anyway, I used the wash and the dog was just shaking in pain, so I switched to coconut oil as I've seen recommended. It seemed to work for a day or two then his ear turned gunky again so we had broken down and bought the Vetericyn, with his ear in mind.
It works miracles!!! Within 5 days of using that and some ointment, his ear is cleared up 100%!

I'm a believer. Last night we were at a feed store and found some short-dated stuff and got it on a discount so I'm happy
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:48 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Hi,
I wanted to comment on the droopy lip dermatitis.

Kira had gotten that, and I made the connection to catching her frisbee. It irritated the rear of her lower lip, and caused exactly as you described. I switched to a foam frisbee, or one made of a durable cloth type, and I haven't seen it since.

Does Gunner play catch or frisbee with you?
No frisbee, but I do think the balls in the yard were either the culprit or contributing factor. They are rubber and some have deteriorated somewhat. The outer layer is wearing off and I'm sure a bacteria feast.
So I got rid of them and got some new ones.
I'll make sure to get rid of them the minute they start to deteriorate to prevent this in the future.
On a good note, his lip is looking much better.

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We used this Vetericyn in our foster Basset's ear. He came in with a raging ear infection, having been returned for "snapping at" the adopter's child (a shelter in Idaho) and I emailed them and told them, with an ear like that, I'd snap too! It was red and full of pus, despite some ear wash and steroid (yuk) and fish oil the shelter vet gave them.

Anyway, I used the wash and the dog was just shaking in pain, so I switched to coconut oil as I've seen recommended. It seemed to work for a day or two then his ear turned gunky again so we had broken down and bought the Vetericyn, with his ear in mind.
It works miracles!!! Within 5 days of using that and some ointment, his ear is cleared up 100%!

I'm a believer. Last night we were at a feed store and found some short-dated stuff and got it on a discount so I'm happy
Gunner's got a cream/lotion I put in his ear once a day to combat the yeast infection, but I have to clean the ears 3 times a week.
I really like the Zymox for cleaning them. It really was a much easier experience for us both.
I think I have Vetericyn, but I think it's for eyes.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:51 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Yeah, I personally think it's way expensive, but then again, the way it cleared up that ear. And I've seen some bad ears, I wish I'd known about this back when we first started rescuing. But then it's a fairly new product. We had a Lab x Chessie we could not get his ear to clear up and it'd be red/raw/full of pus, it was a mess. I'm curious if this would have worked on that ear...the adopter worked at a vet clinic and they ended up doing a TECA, or "total ear canal ablation" on him.

I actually have some Zymox somewhere, but I thought it was for the infection and not for cleaning?
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:05 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I actually have some Zymox somewhere, but I thought it was for the infection and not for cleaning?
There's actually two ear products, one for routine cleaning and one for infections.
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Ohh okay.
Yeah I apparently bought the stuff for the infection for the Labx, but nothing seemed to work.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I got the ear cleaning stuff, not for the infection. He's already on a medication for the infection. Like I said, I really like this cleaner. He is a big ol baby when it comes to cleaning, but last night it went so well.

I think the infection is nearly cleared too. He's not scratching at them anymore and they're very clean. When I cleaned them last night I hardly had anything on the cotton balls. But I've been cleaning them every 2-3 days.
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