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Old 08-03-2018, 06:11 PM   #1
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Appears Our Draht has some cooties...favoring the one side & shaking her head constantly. Dark icky stuff when cleaning.

Got an appointment on Monday with the vet, but was hoping maybe there are some suggestions to help ease till then and/or heal ourselves over the weekend.

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Old 08-03-2018, 06:21 PM   #2
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Google “purple stuff” . I’d post a link but I’m driving (using voice to text). Purple stuff is a homemade solution. Lots of lab owners use it. My Draht has never had an ear infection. We
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:39 PM   #3
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If its ear mites a couple drops of ivomec
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:39 PM   #4
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Seen a few chronic ear infections from food allergies.
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:48 PM   #5
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If it's the yeast type of ear infection, get some Monistat 7. Seriously, it will cure it....
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:04 PM   #6
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I pulled the ear hair out 3 or so times a year................
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:13 PM   #7
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If it's the yeast type of ear infection, get some Monistat 7. Seriously, it will cure it....
**** wish I would have known that. Spent a hundred bucks on my lab on Monday for a yeast infection in her ears. Of course I wouldn’t known it was that until I took her though.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:16 PM   #8
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Zymox - not sure if you can buy it locally. Our vet says it’s good to use once a month to prevent yeast problems in ears.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:37 PM   #9
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Sounds like Yeast infection.Clean ear carefully with que tip, take a cotton ball with provide and reallyget deep. Be sure ear is dry and can get air in the ear.HEAD TO VET ON MONDAY
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:11 PM   #10
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I pulled the ear hair out 3 or so times a year................
Do I need an appointment....
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:15 PM   #11
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We use Epi Otic once a week or so with our pups. Keeps them clean and helps get water out after swimming. I have one pup we have to do almost every time he is in the water otherwise water will be stuck in his ears. Don’t buy it from the vet though. You can buy it a lot cheaper off amazon.
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:28 PM   #12
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Do I need an appointment....
Would this be for you or your dog.
Two different prices. One for screaming and fighting the hemostats -the other not noticing the procedure.....
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:00 PM   #13
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If its yeast ...One thing that solved my problem ..Medication would stop it...But it would come back soon..Someone said do you feed your do sugar/candy/cookes breads.YEP they said stop ..I did after that dog never had another problem.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:07 PM   #14
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This!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:10 PM   #15
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We use an apple cider vinegar formula for our old doxie that gets them.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:10 PM   #16
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I pulled the ear hair out 3 or so times a year................


This is good advice. We trim ear hair quarterly


Go to the vet for advice


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Old 08-03-2018, 11:15 PM   #17
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If it's the yeast type of ear infection, get some Monistat 7. Seriously, it will cure it....


We do this with my German Shepherd. She gets them sometimes.


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Old 08-03-2018, 11:31 PM   #18
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Yup, our dog had a yeast infection. Vet gave us drops, fixed 'em right up
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:18 AM   #19
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Zymox - not sure if you can buy it locally. Our vet says it’s good to use once a month to prevent yeast problems in ears.
I second this. Zymox is available on amazon and is all I use now. Super cheap, effective and doesnt smell like chit. Works wonders on all my labs.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:40 AM   #20
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My German wirehair got them all the time. Vet gave epi otic to clean and an ointment to treat. Also plucked all the hair out every time. As he got old I did the apple cider vinegar mixture I found online and it worked well. Get your dog some relief asap esp if it's shaking its head alot to prevent ear hematomas. My dog got one of those to and it was a mess trying to treat that!
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