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Old 04-10-2006, 05:34 PM
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when should i clean marni's ears, he's about 7 months now and i havnt cleaned them yet.
i noticed a slight smell but its bareable
what age did everyone start theres?
and how often?
also how do you clean them... where to in the ear?
what with? a cotton stick or cotton wool?
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I started cleaning my baby's ears a little after I got her, so probably at around 9/10 weeks or so? You should try to clean your baby's ear about once a month? I clean my baby's ears when I give her a bath, which is about once a month. Excessive cleaning can actually cause the ear tissue to break down, so that's definitely not good. I would say give your baby's ears a good cleaning though. It's not good to go too long as there will be excessive ear wax and odor. Good luck!! =)
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thanks, i might bath him tonight then and do both to get it all out the way.
i feel bad now because you cleaned yours at 9/10 weeks and marni's much older and i havnt even touched them
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how do you clean them? This is something I was wondering also. I have ear cleaner, but it says to "apply generously to ear" What does this mean? I have been saturating a cotton square and just wiping down the part of her ear that I can reach. Is this right? Or am I supposed to saturate her ear then wipe it out?

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I have ear cleaner, but it says to "apply generously to ear"
i havnt got ear cleaner my mum just said to use warm water,maybe i ought to..?
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No worries. It's better late than never. And most likely, your vet cleaned out your dog's ears when he or she went in for vacciines. I didn't mean to make you feel bad. I was just a really anal mommy that's all. I probably could've gone a little longer before cleaning her ears, but I was just super paranoid...lol. Good luck though. =)
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:32 PM
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i clean my guyes ears once a month at bathtime, if you dont have any ear cleaner a cotton ball and saltwater works just fine, dont soak him though yo want to soak the cotton ball then ring it out, dripping water into the ears can lead to infections, you just want to give it a whipe down...if you do it once a month itll keep it nice and clean but in a pinch every 2 months is fine...as for when to start, you can clean them from a couple of days old, but as soon as you start is better than never!

also while your cleaning your looking for very dark black wax a little brown wax is fine but if theres black wax its earmites...(another reason i like to do it monthly as i can keep check of their ears and htings going on (especially now the weathers warming up and there going out more!
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i was just getting ready to post a question about this. a sight i went to said use peroxide and q-tips? dont' know if that is safe tho and how far do i need to go down on his ear?
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