Do any of you ever gently clean/wipe out your pups outer ear? Or is this a huge no-no? I know their ears are delicate. Ghost seems to have a little bit of wax buildup. Doesn't seem to bother her though. Thoughts?
Yessum, as a matter of fact some GSDs do get a yeast build up in their ears. The only time Scout had ever bowed up to me was because I was trying to look in his hears to see what was wrong with him. The vet had to muzzle him to wipe the yeast out. The vet told me in December during Ranger's 1st visit he wanted to mess with Ranger's ears and for me to wipe out his ears so that he will get used to it while he is young. I just use disposable wipes and it doesn't bother him.Do any of you ever gently clean/wipe out your pups outer ear? Or is this a huge no-no? I know their ears are delicate. Ghost seems to have a little bit of wax buildup. Doesn't seem to bother her though. Thoughts?
Look at the active ingredients. It has acetic acid which is an antifungal. Our last shepherd had some very expensive ear cleaner like that. Turns out apple cider vinegar is full of acetic acid and much, much cheaper. It seemed to work better for us too. Just mix 50/50 w water.Our vet recommended Dermapet Malacetic Otic Ear Cleaner. It's a liquid you just squirt into their ears then you gently message the base of the ear. I do this outside and let the dog shake it out. Then I use a clean cotton swab to dry the ear. This worked well for my doberman who didn't have her ears cut. Kept them clear as long as we had her.