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I have miniature Schnauzer who is groomed every 6 weeks.About 6 weeks ago we noticed her inner ear hair was a completely solid plug of hair and oil.We snipped it away and she was very tolerant of me plucking a few hairs out of her ear canal every day. I am now reasonable confident her ear canals are clear but recently have noticed there is definately whiff off one ear.Can anyone suggest a treatment I could try at home,if it is yeast infection would OTC caneston cream work.I know if I go to vets it will be fee,plus ear wash, plus medication and prob a swab to lab and they charge a fortune.Thank you wise ones.

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I have used a cleaning liquid for one of my cats before. It's a bottle with a long tip that you stick in the ear and massage it. Works well, but be aware of the head shakes.

I clean my moms cats ears with just a q-tip. Just don't go in too far is my motto.

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Dont use the Canesten cream - just go into the vets and ask for ear cleaner or buy dog ones online - and dont use a q tip - just after massaging in the cleaner = it squelches take a bit of cotton wool and wipe any excess without going down the ear. If continues will need antibiotic drops from vets. You can tell them no swab!

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We used to use vinegar on our Cocker Spaniel.

I can't quite remember exactly ( she has been gone 4 years now :( ) but think it was a teaspoon of vinegar to 2 teaspoons of water. We used to wipe the inside of her ears and it was amazing how much 'dirt' came out.

I think we just used normal vinegar.

 

If she went to the vet for ear stuff I think we always used to have Canaural.

A few drops in each ear and a squelchy massage followed by a wipe for a few days usually did the trick.

 

I hope your dog's ears smell better soon.

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Please visit your vet for treatment (if necessary) and advice on long term maintenance of your dog's ears. Ventilation is key with dogs with hairy ears so keep plucking! Please don't put random liquid down ears as if applies to a perforated ear drum in can cause all manner of issues.

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Vinegar will shift it, then maintain with Thornitts ear powder - wonderful stuff. My grandad used to use it on all his gundogs. I use it on my lurchers, especially the one with fringed ears, who loves to go mouse hunting through the straw in the fields at this time of year - she comes out with ears itching and full of harvest mites!

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Thank you,much improved. I admit I did clear outer ear area with cotton bud.I think the plucking allowed air circulation and it is settling. Probably being back home in chilly N Ireland as opposed to hot France played a big part too.

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I have just seen this and was about to recommend Thornit, but I see others got there first.

 

Fantastic stuff. My cocker spaniel had an ear infection the vets couldn't clear, despite me spending lots of dosh. My friend gave me Thornit the same time as I got another lot of antibiotics, I used the Thornit, ignored the antibiotics. Took him back a week later the vet looked and said thats all cleared up nicely, although whats this white powder. I denied all knowledge and said maybe the groomer had used something. The vet said "its just some people swear by a product called Thornit, which is a powder. It doesn't work, and can cause more harm that good. As you see the last antibiotics cleared it up nicely" Oh how I wish I had been brave enough to produce those unused antibiotics tablets and ask for my money back.

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Just got Thornitts. I am thinking they both, Lab and Schnauzer have ear mites. Which according to leaflet with powder they can get from going through grass where foxes have been. Powder recommended twice a day for 5 days so if not cleared it will be off to vets.

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Been on Thornitts for week now. Smell has gone,just the powder which has its own strange smell. Definately shifted the problem,labs ears perfect. Schnauzer so hairy,amazing I am plucking ear hair every other day,but waxy stuff nearly gone.

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....just the powder which has its own strange smell.

 

That's the Iodoform; and veterinary antiseptic. I love the smell of it! 8)

 

Glad to hear that it's worked for you too.

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