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Q: Does anyone have tips for dog ear infection's?

March 10, 2009 | By Nessiellia | 12 answers | Expired: 2099 days ago

Nessiellia

I have an eight month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and her ears have really been itching her. I've been cleaning them every other day. But I would love suggestions on what else I could do to help her.

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Barbara B.
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Mar 10, 2009

My puppy has floppy ears and she gets an ear infection all the time. My vet gave me some medicine to clean out her ears and that has worked but she walways gets them back. Make sure you pull out a little hair from her ears everyday. That causes the ear infections my vet told me.They have some powder stuff you can put a little in her ear and pull out the hair with your fingers. It gets it really good!!! The brand is R7. And they have cleaners and also some drying powder stuff as well. It's like a 3 step thing and it works.

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Jane B.
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Mar 10, 2009

I have the same issue with my Dachshund. Get medicine fromt he vet to clear up the infection if it is one and then my vet suggested a swimmer's ear type cleaner to use to help prevent future ear infections.

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Jill Y.
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Mar 10, 2009

Take her to the vet so they can tell you if she has an infection or not!

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taylor  f.
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Mar 10, 2009

Definetly go to your vet and see what they can do for you. Lots of things can be wrong when your pets ears itch which could lead to infection or if you let it go for to long they could completly loose hearing. your best bet is take it to a professional.

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Jean K.
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Mar 10, 2009

It is possible she has a yeast infection. This will require veterinary treatment. It would be wise to take your puppy to the vet. He can do a thorough and deep cleaning and give you meds for any infection. It is best not to let it wait any longer.

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Daradams
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Mar 10, 2009

Take her to the vet, she may need medication...simply cleaning the ears will not elimiate an infection.

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Carolyn C.
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Mar 10, 2009

I had a golden retriever for 14 years who suffered from chronic ear infections for most of his life and was deaf the last 3 years. When my new golden puppy got his first ear infection at the age of six months, I said to my vet, "I just can't do this for another 14 years." She told me to try giving Rags Acidopholous every day. It comes in pill or capsule form and you find it in the vitamins section of drug stores and supermarkets. It's very cheap and in Rag's eight years of life he has had exactly one more ear infection. I tell everyone about this, it's such an easy, inexpensive solution. I give Rags one pill in a gob of peanut butter every morning and his ears are nice and clean and not smelly. Try it!

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Lynne M.
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Mar 10, 2009

I would take her to the vet. I had a husky (God rest her soul) that would be scratching her ears and I took her to the vet and she had an ear infection. She got them quite often and they would give me drops to put in them.

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DonnaNorth
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Mar 10, 2009

Definitely time to head to the vet. She may have yeast or a type of ear mite bugging her that simple washing can't fix.

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Bggrogan
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Mar 10, 2009

I agree that you should probably take your puppy to the vet just to rule out anything specific. Also look at what you are feeding her. She will need a high quality dog food that doesn't have any corn or grain in it that can cause food allergies, this too can cause itchy ears.
Good luck!

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