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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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What all do you use to clean your dogs ears

Searched but couldn't find anything specific anyone uses - i have some stuff from the vet that has given me and it worked well, but it ain't cheap.

Is hydrogen peroxide ok? would you suggest anything else?

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Re: What all do you use to clean your dogs ears

I use a dry-damp warm washcloth or cotton balls with water. I used to put stuff in and that seemed to create more problems. So I now have a hands-off policy on their ears unless something goes wrong which, knock wood, has not since I stopped messing around in there.

I try to do the same with their anal glands (not that you asked...butt...) unless necessary for the same reasons.

I do like that entirely pets site (l use the IMOM pass through)! And I've also used Pets Truly I think...KV also has good prices.

But for ears...I stick with regular water.





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Re: What all do you use to clean your dogs ears

I have used the blue powder ear treatment, but I think it was Jean who suggested this site: entirelypets.com
The zymox products are really good. I used Oticleans from the vet, but like zymox better. Only Onyx gets this, she has chronic allergy related ear problems. The other two dogs, I don't clean ears.
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Re: What all do you use to clean your dogs ears

I don't clean ears unless there is an issue. Then if it's just cleaning, I will use a Q-tip or cotton pad, with something like tea tree oil or witch hazel, or even calendula creme on it, depending on what's going on.


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Originally Posted By: LisaT I don't clean ears unless there is an issue. Then if it's just cleaning, I will use a Q-tip or cotton pad, with something like tea tree oil or witch hazel, or even calendula creme on it, depending on what's going on.
her left ear has always had problems, i just dug a LOT of gunk out of it the last two days. she has been scratching it more than she should again lately. not so much i would take her to the vet, but enough that it needed a good cleaning.

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Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANI use a dry-damp warm washcloth or cotton balls with water. I used to put stuff in and that seemed to create more problems. So I now have a hands-off policy on their ears unless something goes wrong which, knock wood, has not since I stopped messing around in there.

I try to do the same with their anal glands (not that you asked...butt...) unless necessary for the same reasons.

I do like that entirely pets site (l use the IMOM pass through)! And I've also used Pets Truly I think...KV also has good prices.

But for ears...I stick with regular water.
thanks for the info, both you and oynx!

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Re: What all do you use to clean your dogs ears

If the ear is really irritated, that's when I use the calenda creme.


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Just sensitive skin soap & cotton balls.

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Re: What all do you use to clean your dogs ears

q-tips or cotton balls wrapped around hemastats and a solution.
personally i use the Vet or the groomer.
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Re: What all do you use to clean your dogs ears

Could she have a food allergy?
Dante is allergic to Barley and it will blow up his ear every time.
Now that I make sure Barley never passes his lips I haven't had to clean his ears in, heck I don't remember when I last had to clean his ears!!

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