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  1. #1
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    Cleaning ears?

    nothing in the sticky for firstaid
    8 month old is shaking his head too much, looking inside there are no large buildups of any sort
    but there are small dark masses
    Need to clean out deep in his ears, wondering what works best ?
    Odd time to have ear mites but thinking he maybe gets them from associating with local cats, not sure
    Thinking of wiping with alcohol swab
    Vaccine exempt, due to health reasons

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    Re: Cleaning ears?

    Are you talking about an animal or a human ?
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    Re: Cleaning ears?

    It really depends on what is causing the irritation.

    Below is a recipe that's worked very well for me. Yeast infections and water in the ear canal and can be treated with this product very well.

    If it's mites, grass awns or other foreign objects then you need to see the Vet to have it scoped and removed.



    16 oz. bottle isopropyl alcohol (or witch hazel)
    4 tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
    16 drops Gentian Violet 1% Solution

    This recipe makes a LOT of product. I have an excess supply and would be happy to give you enough if you want to try it.

    You know how to get a hold of me if you want some.
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    Re: Cleaning ears?

    Doctor or Phamacist or vet would be a good idea to give a call.
    Hope it all works out, yes a pun.
    Good luck

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    Re: Cleaning ears?

    Hmmm stop by your vets and get a bottle of whatever they stock for cleaning out ears..squirt in wipe clean with q tips and clean wipes.
    we check and do PRN
    cheers
    steven

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    Re: Cleaning ears?

    You should keep 8 month old children away from outdoor cats. The shaking of the head seems concerning.

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    Re: Cleaning ears?

    Our bulldog gets some brown waxy buildup in her ears if i dont stay on top of it,we use a cleaning solution we get from him, squirt it in massage it and wipe clean with cotton. I made the mistake of using a baby wipe one time and all of the skin in her ears peeled and they were quite inflamed for a while, definitely wouldn't recommend that.

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    Re: Cleaning ears?

    I Think I remember my vet telling me a little baby oil on a cloth and wipe the ear clean

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    Re: Cleaning ears?

    I use what ever ear cleaner the vet has in stock. That or your local pet store. I have a black lab who has had ear problems since she was about that age. It’s typically a build up of a yeast type growth/bacteria which left untreated can get super smelly and cause a lot of discomfort.

    I usually piggy back the prescription drops and the ear cleaner. Every couple weeks I’ll flush her ears then a couple nights later use the medicated drops. Clears and cleans it right up.

    if they have been really bothering your pup which can cause anxiety and such, you can go to your closest dispensary and buy CBD dog treats. That or even just buy some cbd for yourself and just drop a couple drops on their dog food which really puts my dog at ease if her ears are bugging her.
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    Re: Cleaning ears?

    My dog will shake her head like an ear irritation when she gets something in her eye too. Sometimes a seed will get caught under the eyelid.

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