Ear infections

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  1. Maxy24

    Maxy24 Active Member

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    My aunt's dog Phoebe, A shih-Tzu, keeps getting ear infections. They take her to the vet, get medicine and ear cleaner. They use the medicine as long as the doctor says and continue to regularly clean her ears but it seems that a few weeks after they clear up she gets a new one. She has had three in a row recently. What could be causing this and how can they prevent it?
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Is it possible it's a yeast infection?

    Buddy used to get them regularly and then we started to clean his ears regularly and he's not had one since this summer *knock on wood*

    Herschel always talk about this blue stuff.. maybe he'll come around and offer that advice again. :)
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Yeah, I'd try Blue Power Wash...
     
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    Have you had an ear swabe to figure out what is causing the infections?

    I have heard that the Blue Power ear Treatment has relaly done wonders for some dogs. On the Belgian Forum that I frequent I remember reading about it and its fabulous stuff. Natural as well!

    http://www.epiphanymastiffs.com/blue_power.html

    Thats a website on it for info!
     
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    Max has the same problem with one ear. The vet gave us something new to try that's like an antiseptic. You put 2 or 3 drops in the ear for 10 days; it breaks up all the dirt inside so it comes loose. No cleaning solution is used during this time. Once it's cleared, you can use cleaning solution every week or two. If the dirty ear infection starts to come back we can use this again. It's safe on the ears. Here's the name of the drops: ZYMOX I think you have to get it from the vet.
     
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    That blue stuff sounds good, I'll tell them about it. They are at the vet now so they'll be getting stuff to clear up the infection and then when that's all done I'll tell them to stir up a batch of that and see how it works for them. Or should it be used at the same time as what ever the vet gives them?
     
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    I would use it instead of the stuff the vet gave them, see if it will clear it up. The stuff from the vet is obviously not working if they are having to repeatedly go back for more.
     
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    fillyone But please, call me Barb

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    Dante gets a yeast infection in his left ear (always left, never right) if he eats anything with Barley in it.
     
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    Here I am!

    Herschel had recurring ear "infections" when he was a puppy. The vet had us hooked on her cleaning solution, which always seemed to remove gunk but never cured the problem. Herschel started to fear the bottle and scream because it burned him so much. I saw a post on here for Blue Power Wash and decided to try it, despite my skepticism. My girlfriend thought I was insane.

    This thread has everything you need:
    http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58357
     

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