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In the above thread I have saw a comment about yogurt for ear infections. Can someone please explain this to me? We have a constant supply of Otomax for Rocky and he is ok as long as we use the drops. We have tried the homemade blue stuff and that doesnt work. We have changed his food. We cant seem to get rid of his ear problems.
 

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I know that Janis swore by taking Yogurt and basically painting the inside of the dog's ear. Disclaimer here I have never tried it. My male Lakota has problems with his ears but it is pretty much seasonal. I quit using Ottomax, continued used can causet he ear drum to rupture. I use a product that I learned about on this board from Angela W. it is called Zymox. I get mine from EntirelyPets: http://search.store.yahoo.net/cgi-bin/ns...ts/nsearch.html I use the Optix with Hydrocortisone.

You might want to if you are not already giving your dog some Probioitics. There is a post in the main sticky on Probioitics.

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Thanks Val. Not sure about the yogurt but will definitely check into the other product you suggested.

Guess need to ask the vet about the prolonged use of Otomax.
 

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Have you fed a grain free food?
Barley will give Dante an ear infection every time. It's really difficult to find food and "cookie" type treats without Barley in it.
 

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I am not sure that your Vet will agree with what I posted, but it is pretty well common knowledge around the web on dog boards.
 

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Barb yes we have. I cant even count the number of food we have been through. I am not sure of the yogurt thing, but I am definitely going to try the med that Val recommended.
 

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Here is a nice article (if there is such a thing!) on candida/yeast:
http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/KnowledgeBase/knowledgebasedetail.aspx?articleid=93&Keywords=

Components of a comprehensive Yeast Control Program:
Diet – low carbohydrate, high protein
Digestive Enzymes
Natural Remedies to Aid in Yeast Control
Detoxification
Probiotics
Supplements to Heal the Digestive Tract

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Of course, being nervous, I always run stuff past the vet before I start and look at anything they can offer in terms of antibiotics or specialists as well.
 

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chasethe dog, the home made blue stuff the OP mentioned would be the Dixie Dog ear treatement.

Jean I might disagree with your list only because I don't like seeing dogs on digestive enzymes if they really don't need them. Probioitics would be my first step in treatment, if the digestive system can get in check with that, then you don't need the enzymes.

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Basu had reoccurent systemic yeast infections. His ears were a disaster. The only thing that worked to give him any relief and allow them to heal was this stuff: http://www.vetdepot.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=954

Have you tried feeding raw? That sometimes makes all the difference in the world. I agree that a grain free food is important and I would only feed novel proteins (ones he hasn't eaten before).

I used both digestive enzymes and probiotics. The combo really helped Basu who also had intestinal problems.
 

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Ruth I have not tried feeding raw. I have contemplated it but just not sure about it. I will look into the ointments that have been recommended as well as the Probioitics.

Thanks guys!
 

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hey guys, i don't really want to start another thread about this, my dog also has an ear problem, i took her to the vet 2 weeks ago and they gave me this malaseb flush, to put on once a day for 2 weeks, and no luck, she still shaking her head. Sometimes when i clean her ear she screams in pain, but they are still up and no odor at all. I was looking to get otomax online but it asks for a prescription. Any good antibiotic i could get online with no prescription? Thanks.
 

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Did the Vet swab the ear to see if it is a Yeast infection or another type of infection. I don't think Otomax works very well or it didn't in my dog's case.

There are enzyme drops available on line or you can get the stuff to make the Blue ear treatment.

Here is the line of products I use Zymox
http://search.store.yahoo.net/cgi-bin/ns...ts/nsearch.html
 

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No the vet didn't get any samples , he just gave me that malaseb flush. Can you please find me the link of the blue ear treatment? I figure its an allergy cuz i recently switched her to natural balance sweet potato and fish, and she started her ear problem again.
 

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