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Old 11-04-2012, 01:21 AM
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I have been fighting some kind of Ear problem with Chico for several months now. It started right after I got him back from a Kennel stay while I went on a business trip. I also took him to the Groomer before that.... so in all honesty I don't know if one or both are at fault or just happenstance...

anyway, it started as a VERY crusted bloody ear. I can't believe I didn't notice it before it got that bad... seemed to happen all at once but I guess could have been that way for a week or so.... I cleaned the ear best i could... and took him to the VET in a couple of days when I got a day off...... of course the ear looked clean by then *sigh* ... no crust or bleeding... guess I cleaned too good....... anyway, about a month ago I came home from work and Chico was walking like he was REAL dizzy... like I was when I had an Inner Ear infection.... I took him to the VET, she couldn't see anything in his ear... had me go to the Emergency VET down the road... blood test was done and nothing found out of whack... VET give him some anitbiotics.... they seemed to help while he took them... he has been off them for a couple weeks now and Chico is showing signs of Ear problems again.... the picture below is what I found when I swabbed it... there is abit of blood on the Q-Tip too...the ear sounds 'Juicy' if that makes sense (when I massage the ear) Chico is shaking his head and scratching the ear more since I used the Q-Tip, like I made it worse or sumtin.... I can't get a VET appt until next SAT!!.....

my question to you all is:
Can I do anything for him until then? is there a OTC medicine I can get to put in his ear??

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:29 AM
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Poor guy! Lola used to have really bad ears, no matter what I fed (until i found Fromm) I would get clumps of dark brown stuff on q-tips. The antibiotic drops alway work from the vet, but I also use this product called Ear Clear by Happy Tails and I really like it. I've read most things they sell for doggy ears is really drying and doesn't help. This stuff smells pretty good and has an olive oil consistency, I've had good results with it. Do you have any organic or wholistic doggie stores by you? They typically carry this brand. Hope that helps and ur baby feels better soon!


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Colloidal Silver will not sting & kills all bacteria known to man - I'm getting a bit paranoid now about this providing evidence & links but, any doubts, google will reveal all - I use it on fish ulcers, kids, dogs, burns (which is what "Silvers" cream was developed from & does contain real silver). It's nature's antibiotic for inside & outside health. Available at all Health Food Stores and many Pharmacies/Drug Stores.

Failing that, a 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide also works wonders but may sting. Here we get that in the supermarket in band-aids, cough syrup section for about $2.75 a bottle. When there is a wound or condition, blood etc it will foam & froth whilst it's acting and that will stop when dead tissue/germs etc. are sanitised. That product will also remove set blood stains if you ever wash something with blood in water that's been too warm.

With either solution, I'm not suggesting squeezing mls of it down in the ear canal with a pippette, I'd just apply with a q-tip or just a couple/few drops and massage the base of the ear gently
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I can't help but I just wanted to send sympathy to you and your poor guy! I hope they get him sorted soon.
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I don't know anything about ear issues I just wanted to say I hope sweet Chico is okay.


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my poor chico. This thread.made my ears itchy. I have no clue...im sorry. When i saw the warning i thought it would be crusted bits of the inner ear but it was just a qtip! Hehe...i hope u get it sortrd out very soon...ear probs are not cool! Now off to go chekc on kcs ears....they seem to dirty quick
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Does his ear have a smell to it as well? All of the above suggestions are good, but be wary of putting anything in there if you suspect an inner ear infection, if the eardum has ruptured you don't want anything getting down in there. I hope the poor lil guy feels better soon!
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Aw, poor guy! I hope you find some answers. Our mini schnauzer had recurring ear issues, and his were usually caused by fungus and we had to get a prescription for medicated ear drops.


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