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Ear problems

Postby fishinmagishin » Thu May 23, 2013 8:19 pm

My Brittany has constantly dirty/bloody ears... I clean them daily... Any suggestions??? Medications??? A vet that is bird dog friendly???

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Re: Ear problems

Postby wtayloraz » Fri May 24, 2013 12:11 pm

This was given to me a several years back. I also use it on my cats as well as my Llewellin Setters. When used properly, I have had great results.

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

Mix all ingredients in the witch hazel bottle & shake. (make sure you shake before every application).

Treatment: Fill ear with solution & massage gently for 30 seconds and wipe with a tissue. Fill a second time and just wipe without massaging. The dog will shake the excess out. Be careful, the Gentian Violet could stain. I use a eye dropper to fill the ear.

2 times per day for the first 2 weeks
1 time per day for the next 2 weeks
1 time per month thereafter

If you are concerned about the alcohol burning the inside of the ear (it could if the dog has been scratching its ear), then you can substitute the alcohol with witch hazel.

Hope this helps.


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