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Old 10-25-2018, 07:01 PM   #1
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Our doggie doesn’t have an ear infection..no redness, swelling or sensitivity.Just looking for a gentle home remedy ear wash. Any recipes?
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we've always just used apple cider vinegar.
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we've always just used apple cider vinegar.
That is what I use, too.
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I woild think a very mild boric acid solution would work, but i defer to the real dog experts here.
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Dogs' ears need washing?
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Dogs' ears need washing?
Gets regular baths that includes wiping out the exterior of the ears with baby wipes and have used different ear wash formulas, but looking for something gentle but effective for cleaning. I think we will again try mineral oil as I suspect he might have an ear mite issue. Mineral oil should also help the skin inside his ear. He shakes his head and scratches often, but not to excess.
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When one of our cats developed ear mites, we got a special wash from the vet's office that cleared it right up. Cats' ears, though, are normally self-cleaning. In fact you are not supposed to mess with them unless something is clearly amiss. So that's why I was surprised to learn about cleaning healthy dog ears.

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Gets regular baths that includes wiping out the exterior of the ears with baby wipes and have used different ear wash formulas, but looking for something gentle but effective for cleaning. I think we will again try mineral oil as I suspect he might have an ear mite issue. Mineral oil should also help the skin inside his ear. He shakes his head and scratches often, but not to excess.
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Or go to Chewy.com and buy Zymox EarSolution. An enzymatic cleaner with just a tiny amount of hydracortisone to releave any itching. Recommended by my vet, rather than prescription Otic cleaner.

Great for breaking up ear wax. Or controlling yeast, staph, or other bacteria in the ear.

https://www.chewy.com/zymox-ear-solu...sone/dp/125735
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Yes, mostly breeds with floppy ears.
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Long time Bassett owner here. Current one just wipe occasionally. Lost one in May who had truly nasty wax buildup that only a 50-50 solution of water and alcohol would loosen up. Vet was always amazed that she never had any infections.
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Or go to Chewy.com and buy Zymox EarSolution. An enzymatic cleaner with just a tiny amount of hydracortisone to releave any itching. Recommended by my vet, rather than prescription Otic cleaner.

Great for breaking up ear wax. Or controlling yeast, staph, or other bacteria in the ear.

https://www.chewy.com/zymox-ear-solu...sone/dp/125735
thanks for this tip...I'll give it a try.
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Depending on dog breed, the hair deep inside the ear might have to be stripped.
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thanks for this tip...I'll give it a try.
I've used this with success, too. I bought a pediatric otoscope to check for issues. Dog hates it.
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Depending on dog breed, the hair deep inside the ear might have to be stripped.
You can do this by hand, or if you use a groomer, they're much better at removing the hair. If the ear looks inflamed after, a little Zymox for a few days just to relieve itching and any bacteria can help.
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One of our vets said use a mixture of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 rubbing alcohol. The vinegar takes care of any yeast infection and the alcohol helps to dry it out...
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how about a garden hose??
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