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Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 14:37
by mistyfox
Hello

I was wondering whether anyone could please recommend a good ear cleaning solution which I could buy over the counter or on-line?

When we first got Podge he had really dirty ears and earmites (even though he was only 12 weeks old :shock: ). The vet sorted this out but he occasionally gets smelly ears with brown wax and I thought maybe I could deal with this myself.

Any advice would be great. :)

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 15:24
by Lindy Loo
Hi

I bought some deoderizing jumbo ear wipes from P@H, it says on the tub that they are 'Veterinarian Recomended', Don't use them every day,maybe twice a week and they seem ok.

Hope that is of some help

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 16:51
by amber
I expect you need to keep the ears plucked to prevent build up and heat too.
Aural clear is the one normally used from the vets.

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 16:54
by ebug99
I use the ear wipes from P@H too - Teddy has a tendency to waxy ears but I find that if I use these weekly it really helps prevent build up. They smell nice too !!

Liz x

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 17:32
by Lola
CleanAural (Formerly Leo) Ear Cleaner

You can buy it from pet-meds from the link below

http://www.petmeds.co.uk/p-74-cleanaura ... -dogs.aspx

Cheers, Paul

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 19:58
by nashav
Paige has ear probs too, i use Epi- Otic which can be brought from the vets. However it is much cheaper online. I was told by the vet to pour the cleaner on cotton wool and then clean down inside the ear.

This works best for paige but you can just put some cleaner directly into the ear.

x

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 22:51
by CAROL SHAW
We use Shaws ear cleaning and mite lotion(no relation)ha ha. from pet shops(also good for ponies) but if the ear gets really smelly we use Thornit powder available on line but the more "poodley" of our doodle friends need the hair plucking from there ears regularly to keep them well start this as a puppy or they will not like it

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 30 Apr 2009, 09:03
by mistyfox
Thank you everyone for your replies - I've now got some product names to go for and some good ideas.

On the subject of plucking, sorry to be a bit dim, but does this need to be done by the vet?

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 30 Apr 2009, 23:35
by CAROL SHAW
Hi you can pluck them yourself if you do not know how a groomer or vet an show you it is easy isf started as a pup otherwise they may scream and object

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 12 May 2009, 19:11
by broadloan
Me being dim now....but you pluck their ears? Where? Inside or outside?

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 12 May 2009, 20:29
by Jeanny
Hi everyone
Just had my poor girl in for thorough clean out and, even though originally vet recommended, he did say that the epi otic I had been using was a bit drying. And our girl had dried wax impacted that needed a general anaesthetic to remove.

Its a bit of a minefield with poodly ears.

Jeanny

Re: Can anyone recommend a good ear cleaner?

Posted: 12 May 2009, 21:59
by fudgepuddle
we use cleanaural every couple of weeks, and haven't had any ear probs at all :D

fudgey does have hair growing out of her ears, but our vet told us not to pluck as she said it MAY encourage further thicker hair growth - she's 3 now and we've not had any problems so far (thank goodness!!! :wink: )