Re: Ear cleaning
Lakota had chronic ear infections for a long time, it seemed that we were treating more often than not treating, to the point that I was thinking about taking him to the Vet, knocking him out and do a deep ear cleaning with an ear flush. Pretty drastic measures.
First waht are you using to treat the ear. Next how many times has the dog had to be treated for the ear infection.
Reason I ask is the Vet kept giving me Otomax, which one wasn't working and two long term use can cause the ear drum to rupture.
Lakota (105 lbs) would see me with the stuff in my hands, he would lay down on the tile floor and pin his ear to the floor so I couldn't get it. Every try to lift the head of a large musclar male dog, if they dodn't want to cooperate. Now he will do a quick dive in his crate, I call him and he comes and sits at my feet. He doesn't love the process BUT will tolerate it.
You are saying Hey Val what did you do different.
First, I tried the product Zymox that Angela W, from the board reccommended. Then I broke out the most yummy of yummy treats, steak, roast only the best. At first I had to pick a stop at eye level for Lakota, I set a pile of treats there, let him know they were there. I took my bottle of Zymox and as fast as I could I squirted a bunch in his ear, grabbed his ear and massaged while he got to eat his treats. My first treament with Zymox I did for 14 days, OH boy when they are allowed to shake their head the junk that comes out is gross.
I still massaged the ear while he is eating his treats, but they are just dog biscuits.
I know that it is seasonal allergies that cause the problems with Lakota's ears. So you need to also figure out what is causing the problem, it could be food or it could be non food allergies. Another cause for yeast problems in the ears can be the use of Antibioitics.
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