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Old 05-17-2010, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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How to treat ear infections at home

For a better less stinging cure. The original posted is very painful this seems to get the job done without burning the ears.

Mix a solution to flush out your dog’s ears. According to Vetinfo.com, mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar, 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1/3 cup of purified water in a squeeze bottle with a long nozzle. This natural ear flush can be used twice a day for two weeks. Next, step it down to once per day for two weeks, and then use it monthly as a preventative. Squirt the solution into your dog’s ear canal, massage his ears and allow him to shake his head, and then remove the solution and the ear wax with cotton balls. If there is no improvement, you must visit your vet or risk your dog’s overall health.

Read more: How to Treat a Dog's Ear Infection Naturally | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2076135_trea...#ixzz26hbkGaMF
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Ear infection Treatment at Home

I have heard this remedy works well but for me it was an absolute disaster. It made my dogs ears sting and he was crazy. Even the slightest scratch or ear irritation can make this remedy burn. These days to control the dogs ears and keeping them free of infection we're using a natural dog ear treatment and it's doing great. Haven't been back to the vets office in a long time now and think we're actually going to be able to STAY out of there. thanks to dr dogs ear oil, find out more if you need dog ear infection treatment.
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1. Ointment from the vet and a cleansing wash: Temporary fix for you and your dog, it is a shame but it does not truly clear the dogs ears so you keep coming back

2. Small, dry like bumps. Mostly on top of her head, but has more here and there. very well be a reaction to the medication, her food etc. w/o seeing it, it would be really hard to say

3. Could allergies be the cause these two conditions and how can they be resolved? Ear infections come from many things, allergies, fluid trapped in the ear, wax build up etc.

This solution I have been using for over 15 yrs with my dogs ears, dogs I have rescued on there hot spots, paws, around the eyes, & ears, my own ears. I have never had an ear infection nor problems with it ...

Homopathic Ear Cleaning Solution

The best thing for ear infections is the following:

1/3 Apple cider Vinegar
1/3 Rubbing Alcohol
1/3 Hydrogen Peroxide

Rubbing Alcohol = Sterilized Drying Agent. So any fluid that is left in the ear this will dry it up
Hydrogen Peroxide = Antiseptic & Oxidizer. So this will help to start clearing up the infection
Apple Cider Vinegar = Alkaline Agent. So this will help to bring the balance back to the ear canal

Must remember that our bodies as well as dog have a balance of Alkaline & Acidic, so the body can get to acidic but not over alkaline.
Hence the ear with the infection due to, too much moister built up in the ear canal. So once the ear is re-alkaline there is no way the infection or yeast to be able to live so it dies off.

The Directions are

3X daily for 3 days
2X daily for 3 days
1X daily for 3 days
Once a week for maintenance

For a bottle to use, I always suggest you make it in a shampoo bottle, easy to pour and make the solution, you do not have to refrigerate


((NOTE: stop using the product from your vet, use this like I have stated and keep the medication / wash for other things)))
i know this might sound stupid but do you mix all the 3 things together and then use it as a normal ear drop solution ?
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yes you mix them together and use.
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I have a small dog,I think this is a good post ,after i red it ,I learn a lot,in order to have a good health ,wo should pay attention about it.
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This also might be a stupid question, but how many drops do you do per session? Or do i just dip a cotton ball in the solution and just wipe the ears down lightly? how does this work?
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You pour it into the ear canal and then massage the ears. And then take a cotton ball and clean it up a bit.
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Cool, ill definitely do that, thanks Wingman
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I have spent Hundreds of dollars on treatment for Slims ears and this fixed them in 2 weeks. She has chronic ear infections so I have to continuously use it, but it works better than what the vets ( multiple vets) offered and is a 10th of the price.
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1) what is the unit measurement of each ingredient? (eg. 1/3 cup, or 1/3mL)
2) what type of ear infections does this solution cure (bacterial/ yeast)

Thanks for the advice
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I use 1/3 cup it makes a lot but if you are treating an infection you will use it all. It treats both.
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another few questions

Firstly, thanks for the quick reply.

I have a few more questions if you don't mind.

1) When I put the solution in my dogs ear her ear becomes really red and flush, is this normal? She doesnt seem to be itching or pawing at the ear it is just not very pleasant to look at.

2) If it is not normal, would you recomend cutting the solution with water? I have read other posts of similar nature suggesting to mix 1/3 ACV to 2/3 water.

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I tried the (1:1:1) ratio – ACV, 70% isopropyl alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide - for 2 days but it was really irritating my dog’s ear. Her ear became really inflamed and red which led me to do a little experiment. I diluted each ingredient and tested them individually on her ear. To my surprise, the hydrogen peroxide was causing the irritation, so I researched further and found a similar home remedy for the ear infection. This formula substituted the hydrogen peroxide with water. I used the following ratio (1:1:3) - ACV, 70% isopropyl alcohol, and water. Within a couple of hours the ear was noticeably less irritated. I continued with this treatment for 3 days, and by the 4th day her ear was a mild pink color. I was extremely ecstatic that this simple home remedy was working so well that I decided to look up more home remedies for future reference. I came across some facts that stated the main antifungal ingredient used for killing off yeast in Otomax ear ointment is Clotrimazole (Otomax is a great but expensive prescription ointment for bacterial/ yeast ear infections that my dog was using last summer). Clotrimazole is the generic name for Canesten cream and this can be purchased at your local pharmacy without a prescription for about $10. After flushing my dogs ear with the (1:1:3) solution I applied a small amount of clotrimazole in each ear with my finger and went only as deep as I could see. It’s been 2 hours and ALL the inflammation, and pinkness is gone.

I hope this little write-up can help others avoid an expensive trip to the vet for a rather small problem.

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1) Ear Infection Solution (a modified version of the one in the original thread)

Apple Cider Vinegar (1/3 cup)
70% isopropyl alcohol (1/3 cup)
Water (1 cup)

Directions: Soak cotton ball with the solution and wipe down the ear only as far as you can see. The excess solution in the cotton ball will drip down into the ear canal and the base of the ear can be massaged for (30 sec to 1 min) if the dog is not in discomfort. Let your dog shake out the excess solution and then pat dry with a fresh cotton ball until dry.

Note: the application schedule from the original post worked for me
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2) Clotrimazole (Canesten Cream) for dogs with a yeast ear infection

Directions: Apply a pea size amount to the affected ear 2x a day

Note: this can be used stand alone, or in conjunction with the Ear Infection Solution for a yeast ear infection only.
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Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian. If your dogs condition does not improve, worsen, or you do not feel comfortable practicing these home remedies PLEASE CALL YOUR VET. Nothing is worse than seeing your best friend upset.

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good info thanks, some dogs can be more sensitive that was a good idea to cut it with water.
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Try plain yogurt, very soothing to inflammed ear canals. I have even used yogurt in vaginal infections. Please don't laugh, it works.

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