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.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.
thanks for the info, both you and oynx!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.
Hmmm... We have been thinking about switching over her food - I wonder if this could "feed" her problem.Originally Posted By: Barb E.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!!