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#1 Rg200amp

 

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        Posted 29 September 2007 - 10:41 PM

Hello everyone, my girl cali has been icthing her ears a bit, one more so than the other.
I clean them around 2-3 times a month.

but now her one ear really itches her. I clean it with cotten, and dog ear cleaner, and a lot of stuff comes out, its like REALLY dark mud looking wax. it takes around 5-6 cleans, to fully clear out the ear. I also notice the ear is a little warm.

about 2 days later, i need to clean that ear again 4-5 times to clear it out again.


what do you all think. she is not like itching it all the time. probly like 1-2 time a hour for like 1 min. at a time.




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        Posted 29 September 2007 - 11:03 PM

Labs are pron for this kind of thing because of the long floppy ears. They easily get ear infections. My Toby had this problem bad. I would clean his ears out every day. I started doing research and looking into some holistic home remedies. How I got rid of it was change of diet. He is now on a wheat free diet. The food I give them also has yogurt in it and we put plain yogurt on their food at least once per week. (A cause of ear infections in labs in yeast)
Since we have made these changes his ears are clean and gunk free.

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        Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:48 AM

Sounds like your dealing with ear infection.
Our vet gives us (sells us) an ointment that you put in the ear twice a day for two weeks and it clears it right up.

Labs are indeed prone to this because of the floppy ears. They keep the air from getting in there and drying
the inside of the ear. To prevent infections we also clean the ears often with a drying type cleaner. We use it about once a week and also after swimming or bathing to dry the ear canal out. Harley is so prone to ear infections I have to clean more often during humid weather as well.
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        Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:28 AM

QUOTE (KarenM @ Sep 29 2007, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Labs are pron for this kind of thing because of the long floppy ears. They easily get ear infections. My Toby had this problem bad. I would clean his ears out every day. I started doing research and looking into some holistic home remedies. How I got rid of it was change of diet. He is now on a wheat free diet. The food I give them also has yogurt in it and we put plain yogurt on their food at least once per week. (A cause of ear infections in labs in yeast)
Since we have made these changes his ears are clean and gunk free.

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Is it any Kind of Weat free food?
Or is there one in particular that you recommend.

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        Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:30 PM

I answered you personal Message Mike. I hope it answered your questions. Let me know.

We stay away from all wheat. Also try putting plain yogurt in his food several times a week. Make sure you are still cleaning and treating his hears till they clear up. It worked for us, I hope it works for you.
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