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Old June 27th, 2008, 08:03 PM
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What do you use?

I"m sure there are a lot of other pet owners here that need to clean their long eared dogs ears. I have read to be careful not to get water in Abby's ears because that can cause infections, so I have only been using a cotton ball with nothing on it.. Well it doesn't do a very good job so I was thinking I would ask around here because I know there is a lot of good advice and great ideas on pet care here. She doesn't have an infection or anything,, I just need a better way to do her daily cleanning.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 08:23 PM
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I use "vet solution" cleaner. Depending on the dog , for Sam it's once every week , the other , once every 2-3 weeks.

If Abby ears are fine , I would continue what you're doing.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 04:55 AM
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I too use some stuff from the vets (not prescription though)
I was using the regular Epi-Otic but the alcohol content in it bothered me (and Kita) so I get the stuff with no alcohol now.
There is a good home made cleaner too that many people use.
I'll see if I can find the link later on (its on the ZimJim Cockers website)
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Old June 28th, 2008, 05:59 AM
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I just use cotton balls on Jag.i have some ear cleaner here i haven't tried yet.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 08:21 AM
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I use a 50:50 vinegar/water solution for Penny. Anything else, especially with perfume added, gives her the yeasties and inevitably, an infection .
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Old June 29th, 2008, 08:33 PM
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This is what my Vet told me to use. Half solution apple cider vinegar, and half water. If you use warm water cleaning the ears will be more tolerable for your dog. I buy those makeup remover pads, they are the perfect size for cleaning the ears.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 05:41 AM
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Dito. I use the water/vinegar mix too and the vinegar does a great job in killing off any bacteria that may harbour in those ears because of it's high acidity.
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