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05-20-2014 05:32 PM
huntergreen op, listen to anubis.
05-20-2014 04:38 PM
hunterisgreat
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Which is why it can be very dangerous to just recommend medication over the internet. No one knows if this IS an ear infection, everyone is just assuming

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Fair enough
05-20-2014 04:14 PM
Anubis_Star Which is why it can be very dangerous to just recommend medication over the internet. No one knows if this IS an ear infection, everyone is just assuming

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05-20-2014 04:12 PM
Anubis_Star A vet should be seen first as it may not be an ear infection. There could be a foreign body in the ear (pulled 10 large grass awns out of a beagles ear the other day, that had been shaking it's head and painful. OUCH). If there is any kind of damage or rupture to the ear drum then zymox should NOT be used. So a vet should examine the ear first. If it is an ear infection and the op wants to try zymox then great. But the cause should be diagnosed because again, just giving any kind of medication or treatment to the ear could cause more harm than good

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05-20-2014 01:27 PM
hunterisgreat
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Interesting on the Zymox. My dog always has itchy ears. My question would be the active ingredient is Hydrocortisone 0.5%. That stuff is great for relief it doesn't cure. What else as far as active ingredients that I cant seem to find would cure the problem.

Hydrocortisone is not good for long term use. Is this stuff to be used often or only at signs of a problem?
When they are infected, for seven days. It is the enzymes that wipe out the micro organisms from what I understand. As I mentioned, a collection and analysis a week after zymox on my female showed no living bacteria or yeast
05-20-2014 01:04 PM
kr16 Just found it without Hydrocortisone as well. Might be worth a shot for me

Thanks
05-20-2014 01:04 PM
huntergreen i have no doubt the most of the time zymox is good stuff, but i would rather have a c&s if needed rather than chance any damage to the ear. just my opinion. i literally spent thousands on my gsd ear infection, nothing including the zymox worked.
05-20-2014 01:02 PM
kr16 Interesting on the Zymox. My dog always has itchy ears. My question would be the active ingredient is Hydrocortisone 0.5%. That stuff is great for relief it doesn't cure. What else as far as active ingredients that I cant seem to find would cure the problem.

Hydrocortisone is not good for long term use. Is this stuff to be used often or only at signs of a problem?
05-20-2014 12:04 PM
hunterisgreat
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Hunterisgreat....i would think op would want the vet to check the ear, would hate to see him take your advice, wait a few days and end up with a deaf ear or the dogs equalibrium screwed up for life. just an opinion.
I had multiple vets try to treat a persistent infection on my female for a year without success. Zymox fixed it in 4 days, confirmed by cytology by the vet. There is a reason it has thousands of 5 star ratings. I've let others borrow my bottle and resolved 20+ others infections too

But go to the vet if you wish and go on a course of antibiotics
05-20-2014 11:57 AM
huntergreen Hunterisgreat....i would think op would want the vet to check the ear, would hate to see him take your advice, wait a few days and end up with a deaf ear or the dogs equalibrium screwed up for life. just an opinion.
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