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Old 01-04-2008, 06:37 PM
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Middie has always had, well.. nasty ears. I'm sorry, there's NO way to put that more diplomatically. They're gross.

When he came to me he had LOADS of brown, chunky, waxy buildup.. just slathered all over them.. it was even partially on his ear-flaps and out of the canals.

I cleaned them with a 10% vinegar to 90% water solution once, which got a lot of it out.. and gently wiped everything with cotton.. I've done many successive cleanings, every 2-3 weeks, but there is ALWAYS more build-up! Just tonight I took a look and he had lumps of wax down there. Urgh. (They got cleaned, don't worry. Poor guy, he hates it. He just sighs and waits patiently for ear-cleaning to be over.) They don't smell terribly good, either. Not gag-worthy or anything, just mildly unpleasant.

Is there something else I should be doing for him? A better ear-cleaning solution (preferably something I can buy)?
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:04 PM
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Unfortunately his ears sound like the kind that will only get better with Blue Power Wash...
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:13 PM
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yep and i have a recipe for it on here somewhere. i cant find it but i can get it for you when i get home hopefully tomorrow.
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:19 PM
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Please check with vet and get a good wash and ointment .....have you checked for ear mites ? When I first fostered Chip I was told he had terrible ear problems ....after good treatments , I never had a problem .
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:24 PM
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Make yourself up some of the blue stuff!! It works better than anything I have ever used through the vet...
  • 16 oz. bottle isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • 1/4 cup borid acid powder
  • 20 drops 1% gentian violet.

Mix the above together and shake well before each use. Dry excess with a paper towel. I would use this a few times a week to get them under control and then once a week to twice a week after that for maintenance.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:26 PM
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thats what i was going ot post LMAO ^^^^^
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^^Yeah, that stuff rocks! It got rid of Izzy's yeast infection very quickly!
Just make sure you don't do it in your best outfit, the stuff stains

Hey Nolu, I have all the supplies sitting in my closet, if you want I could mix some up and send it to you so that you can see if it helps before you spend the money on the ingredients yourself...
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:57 PM
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Lauren.. that is SO generous of you. Would you? I'd love that. I'll PM you my PO addy if you want.

Grammy, he doesn't have mites and the vet said his ears are fine, though dirty. She told me I just needed to buy a 'gentle ear-cleaning wash with aloe vera in it'.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:00 PM
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What a great , thoughful group we have here !!!!!
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:03 PM
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^^ I know! I <3 you all, you know that?
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