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Old 09-05-2006, 01:40 PM
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Talking Update on Gunnar's Ear Infections, Thanks Mordy!

So it has been about three weeks since I started Mordy's advise to help clear up Gunnar's ear infection. So far so good. This is the longest he has gone w/out an infection since he was little. His ears look great! None of the icky stuff, no shaking or scratching! I am so happy for him, it must be a great relief for him too!

Here's what we have been doing. We used the "Blue power wash" ear cleaner which Mordy gave me the ingredient list for, it contains alchol, boric acid and gentian violet. We warm it up in cup like a baby bottle and then for the first week used it twice a day, we are now down to once a week with it. The big difference I noticed with this ear cleaner is that he didn't try to run and hide when he saw the bottle and he didn't cry when it was being applied like he would with the vet recommended solutions.

We also switched him to a one source protien/carbohydrate food, right now we are using Natural Balance Sweet potatoes and fish along with the canned. To mix it up a bit he does get raw fish 1-2 times a week as well and for his puppy treats he gets tuna fish rinsed well.

I am just tickled pink about this! Hopefully we will stay on the right track. I am thinking he may be allergic to chicken although I am not yet ready to start to add anything back into his diet as Mordy suggested eight weeks of the single protien/carb.

Thanks so much Mordy! We couldn't be more pleased!
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:30 PM
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Great news! I'm happy for you and Gunnar!
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:45 PM
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AHHHHh I just gave out the recipe for the "purple potion" and someone said they used it for thier own ear infection!
Its great stuff! I always have a bottle of it made up!
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:49 PM
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Anyone know of a homeade solution to clean out dogs ears? I know at the vets they use some sort of ear cleaning solution...which you can buy at pet stores, but is there a better one?
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:32 PM
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http://www.poodles.tv/blueear/
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:02 PM
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Make sure to apply the wash outside of your home and to wear gloves and clothes you don't mind possibly staining. This stuff stains everything so be aware your dogs ear will be a bit purple for a while.
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Old 09-11-2006, 12:16 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get the ingredients for this?! I've checked all sorts of pharmacies/natural foods stores and I can't find either Gentian Violet or Boric Acid Powder.

The Walgreens pharmacist said that he wanted Gentian Violet for himself a few days ago so he knows it's $12 to special order it. Walgreens website has it for $2, but it's no good to me without boric acid powder.

I'm thinking about ordering the boric acid from Fisher Scientific to my lab...

Any suggestions?
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Old 09-11-2006, 01:52 AM
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Adrienne - that is so great. I'm glad I could help.

Herschel - this site carries both:
http://store.alleonpharmacy.net/p967380.html
http://store.alleonpharmacy.net/p065136.html

So does americanrx.com.
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:16 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get the ingredients for this?! I've checked all sorts of pharmacies/natural foods stores and I can't find either Gentian Violet or Boric Acid Powder.

The Walgreens pharmacist said that he wanted Gentian Violet for himself a few days ago so he knows it's $12 to special order it. Walgreens website has it for $2, but it's no good to me without boric acid powder.

I'm thinking about ordering the boric acid from Fisher Scientific to my lab...

Any suggestions?
I get them at Walmart. Just ask the pharmacist if you cannot find the boric acid on your own. The genitian violet is located by the first aid stuff..At least at the Walmart here. The boric acid they keep in the pharmacy I think? I forgot I make big batches so I dont buy the stuff that often.
Remember to shake it really well before using
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