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Old 12-09-2012, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any quick fix home remedy ear wash, in a pinch?

I'm suffering from an old back injury flare up, and don't want to go out.

Kira's been scratching one ear. I cleaned it with an ear wipe, and some brown crud came out.
I suspect maybe her ear could use a flushing.

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Clean it w/raw organic coconut oil.

Don't have? What do you have?

Almond oil,
Tea tree
Vit. E
apple cider vinegar
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Vetrycyn -- Zymox these are good to have on hand "in the kit"
Vetrycyn covers everything including fungal as does Zymox .
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Out of all mentioned, I do have apple cider vinegar.

Best method to do this?


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If its a waxy, smelly, brown gunk its prob a yeast infection which means she'll need ear flush solution and medicated drops. Until you can get to the vet to check try mixing a 1 part of apple cider vinegar with 2parts water and put it on a wipe to at least help. The vinegar will help dry out what it can until you can get her ear tested. Putting things in ears can get risky..you can also try a few drips of water in both ears, then massage them too loosen any gunk and then let her shake to help expel anything in there.
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Well, as it turns out I just found a small tick on her neck, just below her ear. I suspect it's what's been making her scratch the area.
I removed the tick and cleaned with witch hazel, and applied a topical antibiotic I had from a previous wound.


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Vetrycyn -- Zymox these are good to have on hand "in the kit"
Vetrycyn covers everything including fungal as does Zymox .
VETERICYN!
I tried coconut oil in one of our foster dog's ear, it made a gooey mess and never cleared up.
Vetericyn, within mere days, cleared up that ear.
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