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Old 05-19-2005, 11:28 PM
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One of Gizmo's ears is stinky and it gets filled with wax really easily...anyways...at the vet 2 weeks ago she checked his ears for mites and he has none, and cleaned out that ear...

About 2 days later it was all waxy and smelly again...it's just one ear...he doesn't scratch at it much

Any similar instances? I won't see the vet for another 2 weeks for his shots...
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I got this Earoxide Washes away dirt and wax... Gadget had waxy ears but they didn't stink. I asked the vet about thema ndhe looked and said no mites just waxy.. clean them good with a ear cleaner and they will be fine...

This really works good.. I had to do it once a week for about a month now they stay clean longer... I think I do it once a month now...

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possilby an ear infection, is it tender, does he shake his head from side to side? if he does than he'll need to be seen sooner than 2 weeks. next time you are there you should ask them what they recomend you use to clean his ear out.

i like chlorihexiderm wash and oticleans.
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possilby an ear infection, is it tender, does he shake his head from side to side? if he does than he'll need to be seen sooner than 2 weeks. next time you are there you should ask them what they recomend you use to clean his ear out.

i like chlorihexiderm wash and oticleans.
It looks a little red, but it's hard to tell since his ears are pink...he does shake his head, but not like crazy....I'll give her a call tommorrow, just in case...because he smells yummy, like cotton candy ( I got a great doggy cologne) but then you get to his ears, and whoo stinky boy...

I read somewhere about fungus infections?? I didn't read the whole article,
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i know of certain bacterias and yeast causes ear infections..... but that is the extent of my knowledge
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when they checked for mites did they also check for bacterial/fungal infection? these things live in the ear at low amounts normally, and when there is either primary infectinon (from mites/allergies) or growth initiated by moisture, etc...

Ear infections are actually more common to be in one ear, or worse in one ear than the other, there is no connection between the ears so each is an independant instance.

I don't recommend putting any meds in the ear unless directed by a vet, simply because in a worse case scenario, the solution you have may be ototoxic and in bad ear infections sometimes the tympanic membrane (ear drum) is not intact. Putting anything ototoxic down there in this situation = PAIN and likely deafness as a result.

If your pup has an ear infection (as it sounds like it does) let your vet decide what to put in it, and what to clean it with. There are a lot of different OTC and prescription cleaners out there, each one with a different purpose. For example, Oticalm is a drying agent, Cerumene breaks up debris but is oil-base and non-ototoxic, Chlorohexiderm is a great flush but ototoxic etc... and different ear medications specifically for different problems (Conofite for yeast, Baytril Otic for bac/fungal and inflammation, Conofite/Dex for yeast with inflammation, Gentomycin Otic, Tresaderm, etc..) each drug has it's place in a given situation, and no Vet i know would recommend the use of any OTC drugs.

Let us know what your vet says! Also, try not to clean the ears before going to the vet, your vet needs a good clean sample of the debris to give you a diagnosis. If the ear is clean when the vet sees it, there is nothing they can tell you for sure! I know it will bug your baby and you, but if you can, please refrain.

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cosmo had that too a couple of weeks ago ...his ear was a bit red one day and afterwards his ears were smelly .
i got an anti-infection fluid (don't remember how it's called) from the vet and it was over in a week !!

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