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Old 01-16-2005, 07:33 PM
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I knew I'd seen something about this on Linda Arndt's site: http://www.greatdanelady.com/article...infections.htm

This should give you some help!
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Old 01-16-2005, 08:31 PM
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I have a golden 12+ years old that's always had ear problems his whole life. I do an at least weekly regime of ear cleaning with him. I will lay him down on his side, put a small flashlight in my teeth, and just scoop out as much as I can (with Q-tips) deep down into his ear canal. Need to be careful of how deep you go. He usually groans in ectasy as I'm doing it because it feels so good. He always seems to get a big black waxy buildup down in there. Then I'll give him an ear wash with an ear cleansing solution you can buy at a pet supply store. Let it sink down and he'll shake his head and more crap from below will come out. Swab it out with Q-tips again. But if it gets really bad and he seems to have an infection (usually a yeast infection), I get an ointment called Otomax from the vet. After I clean his ears out, I'll put the liquid gel stuff down in there daily for about 7 days and it clears up. Hope that helps...
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:16 PM
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I had a lab once that had the most lethal yeast...it was a constant effort to keep her clear and symptom free. I asked the vet if there wasn't something like the drug diflucan for dogs..an oral tab that fights it from within...i was told no..it would make so much sense if a person could go this route for a cronic situation. Anyone heard of anything like that?
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:18 PM
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Another thought..anybody ever tried adding yogurt with live cultures to diet..I didn't think of it til now...would it help? Does for people....
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:22 PM
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It does help, smkie! And most dogs just love yoghurt. Anytime antibiotics are used, especially, yoghurt should be added to the diet. Even old fashioned buttermilk is good. Linda Arndt addresses yeast at length in several articles. There are better ways to deal with yeast than with drugs - for people and animals.
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:52 AM
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Get a new vet and stop washing his head,if water goes in all the time,the problem won't go away.
When you want to wash his head,do it with a wet towel,and put some water on your hand not with the water hose on his head.

Good luck!
Hope your pup will get well fast!!
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