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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:53 pm    Post subject:  Red and Itchy Ears...Infection? Reply with quote Report post Scroll Down to Next postGo to last Post of PageTweet This Post

I w a s h o p in g s o m e on e m a y b e a b l e t o g i v e m e s o m e u s e f u l in f o r m a t i on on e a r in f e c t i on s . M y 7 m on t h o l d y e l l o w l a b h a s e a r p r o b l e m s e v e r y n o w an d t h en . On e o r s o m e t i m e s b o t h e a r s b e c o m e r e d on t h e in s i d e an d t h e r e i s a s i gn i f i c an t b u i l d u p o f a d a r k b r o wn s u b s t an c e in t h e e a r . W h en t h i s o c c u r s , i t r e a l l y s e e m s t o b o t h e r h i m an d h e w i l l i t c h q u i t e a b i t , w o r s en in g t h e r e dn e s s . T h i s h a s b e en an on g o in g p r o b l e m s in c e h e w a s a b o u t 3 m on t h s o f a g e . T h e f i r s t v e t I t o o k h i m t o t o l d m e t h a t h e h a d s o m e s o r t o f y e a s t in f e c t i on in h i s e a r . S h e g a v e m e d r o p s t o t r e a t t h i s t h a t I w a s t o a d m in i s t e r on c e a d a y f o r t w o w e e k s ( T r e s a d e r m ) . S h e a l s o g a v e m e an e a r c l e an s e r c a l l e d E p i - O p t i c b y V i r b a c . I w a s s u p p o s e d t o c l e an h i s e a r s w i t h t h i s s o l u t i on t w i c e a w e e k f o r t h e r e s t o f h i s l i f e a p p a r en t l y .
I s w i t c h e d v e t s s h o r t l y a f t e r t h i s , an d t h e n e w v e t t o l d m e un l e s s t h e p r o b l e m b e c a m e m o r e s e v e r e , h e w o u l d r e c o m m en d n o t u s in g e i t h e r o f t h e s e p r o d u c t s . I t o o k h i m in t o g e t n e u t e r e d a b o u t 3 w e e k s a g o , an d i t j u s t s o h a p p en e d t h a t on e o f h i s e a r s w a s a c t in g u p a t t h a t t i m e . I t o l d t h e v e t t o c h e c k i t o u t w h i l e h e w a s un d e r an e s t h e s i a . I c o u l d t e l l t h a t t h e y h a d t h o r o u g h l y c l e an s e d h i s e a r s w h en I g o t h i m h o m e , b u t t h e y t o l d m e t h a t t h e r e w a s n o p r o b l e m .
N o w t h a t I h a v e g i v en a s m u c h in f o a s I c an on t h e s i t u a t i on , I w o u l d l i k e t o kn o w w h a t I s h o u l d r e a l l y b e d o in g a b o u t t h i s . W h en h i s e a r s a c t u p , i t r e a l l y s e e m s t o b o t h e r h i m , b u t h e a b s o l u t e l y h a t e s g e t t in g h i s e a r s c l e an e d o u t . I h a v e u s e d t h e c l e an s e r p r o b a b l y on c e a w e e k s in c e t h e l a s t v e t v i s i t ( m a in l y a f t e r h e g e t s w a t e r in h i s e a r s f r o m t h e p o o l ) . T h e w a t e r s e e m s t o r e a l l y w o r s en t h e p r o b l e m .
T o c u t t o t h e p o in t , s h o u l d I b e d o in g an y t h in g a b o u t t h i s ? I f s o , w h a t d o y o u r e c o m m en d . T h an k y o u f o r an y a s s i s t an c e .

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E l l i e h a s on g o in g e a r p r o b l e m s , an d i t ' s f l a r e d u p a g a in t h i s w e e k s in c e i ' v e m o v e d , b u t i ' v e b e en c l e an in g h e r e a r s e v e r y d a y w i t h a s o l u t i on f r o m t h e v e t s c a l l e d E p i - O t i c . I m a k e a b i g f u s s an d a g a m e an d s h e c o m e s an d l i e s d o wn , i s q u i r t i t d o wn h e r e a r an d r u b t h e r e s i d u e o f f w i t h c o t t on w o o l b a l l s an d i t t a k e s a b o u t 2 0 s e c on d s . S h e t h en g e t s a s m a l l t r e a t an d t h in k s , w e l l t h a t w a s f un ! An d t h e n e x t t i m e i s a l i t t l e e a s i e r .

F o r a s h o r t t e r m s o l u t i on , h o m e m a d e s a l in e s o l u t i on ( s a l t y w a r m w a t e r ) , c l e a r e d o u t a f t e r w a r d s w i t h c o t t on w o o l b a l l s s h o u l d h e l p .

O b v i o u s l y , i f t h e c on d i t i on g e t s w o r s e , t h en u s h o u l d g o b a c k t o t h e v e t s . . . .

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I f in d T h o rn i t i s v e r y g o o d f o r " e a r m a in t en an c e " - i t w a s r e c o m m en d e d t o m e b y n u m e r o u s p e o p l e b e f o r e I b o u g h t i t an d w e ' v e h a d i t h e r e f o r y e a r s . N o t s u r e i f y o u c an g e t i t in t h e U S o r i f on e o f t h e U K s e l l e r s w o u l d s h i p t o t h e U S ? I t ' s a p o w e r , y o u j u s t n e e d t o u s e a l i t t l e b i t .

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D a i s y h a s on an d o f f on g o in g p r o b l e m s w i t h e a r s an d w e p r e t t y m u c h f o l l o w a s i m i l a r p a t h t o t h e on e y o u m en t i on . W e u s e E p i - O p t i c t o c l e an e a r s a c o u p l e o f t i m e s a w e e k , b u t e v e r y s o o f t en t h e y b e c o m e r e d an d m u c k y an d w e h a v e t o g e t d r o p s f r o m t h e v e t s . S h e ' s n o t t h a t f on d o f t h e d r o p s b u t i s v e r y g o o d an d I d o g i v e h e r a t a s t y t r e a t .

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In d i e h a d an on g o in g e a r in f e c t i on f r o m b e in g a p u p , I d i d c l e an h e r e a r s r e g u l a r l y , b u t s h e j u s t m o r e p r on e t o h a v in g m u c k y e a r s an d u s e d t o g e t l o a d s o f t h e d a r k b r o wn w a x y d i s c h a r g e . O u r o l d v e t ( w h o f o r v a r i o u s r e a s on s I s e l f r e f e r r e d f r o m t o a b e t t e r on e ) u s e d t o j u s t p r e s c r i b e an e a r c l e an in g p r o d u c t . On c e I w a s w i t h a d i f f e r en t v e t t h e y r e a l i s e d t h e r e w a s a p r o b l e m , an d t o o k h e r in f o r a G A t o t a k e e a r s w a b s , w h i c h w e r e t h en s en t o f f an d t h e un d e r l y in g in f e c t i on w a s c o r r e c t l y d i a gn o s e d , m e an in g i t c o u l d b e t r e a t e d e f f e c t i v e l y . I n o w u s e t h o rn i t p o w d e r t o m a in t a in h e r e a r s , an d i t s e e m s t o b e w o r k in g .

N e i t h e r T a u o r C h l o e s u f f e r f r o m m u c k y e a r s , an d a l t h o u g h I o c c a s i on a l l y p o p a b i t o f t h o rn i t in T a u ' s e a r s , I d on ' t d o an y t h in g w i t h C h l o e ' s an d t h e y a r e b o t h a b s o l u t e l y f in e .


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I j u s t w an t e d t o t e l l y o u w h a t r e a l l y w o r k s in m y l a b s e a r s an d i t s c a l l e d T h o rn i t . J u s t g o o g l e i t an d y o u w i l l f in d i t . I t d o e sn ' t c o s t v e r y m u c h an d y o u w on ' t h a v e t o v i s i t a v e t a b o u t y o u r l a b s e a r s a g a in . P l e a s e t r y i t . I h a v e t o l d l o a d s o f p e o p l e a b o u t i t an d t h e y h a v e a l l b e s c e p t i c a l a t f i r s t b u t a m a z e d w h en i t s d on e t h e j o b . I l i v e in t h U K . B y e B y e f o r n o w , l e t m e kn o w i f y o u t r y i t . b e a r s h e a d 1 6 @n t l w o r l d . c o m
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H i M a t t , d o g s c an g e t s w i m m e r s e a r j u s t l i k e h u m an s .

T h e b e s t t h in g y o u c an d o i s c l e an t h e m o u t e v e r y t i m e h e s w i m s .
T h e v e t h a s g i v en e p i - o p t i c w h i c h i s f in e , o r y o u c an u s e a c h e a p e r s a l in e s o l u t i on . M y l a b i s n o t a f an o f t h e s q u i r t f r o m t h e b o t t l e s o w h a t I d o i s m a k e s u r e i t ' s a t r o o m t e m p e r a t u r e ( i e n o t c o l d a s t h a t s e v en m o r e h o r r i d ) an d t h en s q u e e z e t h e s o l u t i on t o s o a k a c o t t on b a l l , I t h en s q u e e z e t h e c o t t on b a l l in t o h i s e a r , i ' m n o t s u r e w h y b u t t h i s i s l e s s o f a s h o c k f o r h i m an d m o r e t o l e r a b l e .

I a l s o u s e d t o d o t h i s a l w a y s r i g h t b e f o r e a m e a l - t h e y a r e m u c h l e s s in c l in e d t o r un a r o un d t h e r o o m an d d o d g e y o u w h en t h e y kn o w i t ' s j u s t a j o b t h e y n e e d t o g e t d on e b e f o r e m e a l t i m e s .

T h o rn i t i s a g r e a t p r e v en t a t i v e t r e a t m en t b u t i t ' s a p o w d e r , w h i c h i s l e s s i d e a l i f y o u r d o g g e t s t r a p p e d w a t e r p o s t s w i m m in g an d m o r e f o r h e l p in g w o r k o u t t h e b r o wn g un k in g en e r a l .
T h e m a in t h in g i s t o g e t t h e e a r s c l e an an d d r y p o s t s w i m m in g - t h e d o g s h a k in g h i s h e a d s h o u l d d o t h e d r y in g b u t i f n o t g i v e h i s o u t e r e a r a q u i c k m a s s a g e a f t e r t h e c l e an t o h e l p w o r k o u t a l l t h e s o l u t i on an d w a t e r .


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