Putting drops in dogs ear

Old 06-02-06, 03:39 AM
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My dog is rubbing her ear a lot. It looked quite dirty and I cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide. Is there any kind of drops that I can put in her ears without taking her to the vet?
Old 06-02-06, 04:02 AM
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It would be best for a vet check because your dog may have ear mites.
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Definitely see your vet. You want to find out if it is mites or just naturally dirty ears. They can provide you with an ear wash or, if it is an infection, a gel antibiotic like Otomax. I also know that certain stores like Target carry an ear wash that is specifically made for dogs.
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I agree with the other two, take her to the vet. Often infections can be present with no real noticable symptoms, and though it may be a bit alarmist to mention it, I have also seen untreated ear infections move into the animals brain, and infect that.

Better safe than sorry, so a trip to the vet is definitely the best choice here.

Hope this helps.
Old 06-02-06, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by kmeyer301
My dog is rubbing her ear a lot. It looked quite dirty

the fact that she's rubbing/scratching it a lot says it's more than just dirt. ear mites or what they leave behind looks like dirt, but isn't. it's either mites or some sort of skin rash that needs to be diagnosed by a vet.
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I just had mine to the vet for the same symptoms. I clean his ears every week & it turns out he has a bacterial infection. The vet gave me a prescription to use twice a day for 2 weeks. She then gave (sorry, sold) me cleaning solution & said I should be cleaning his ears 2 or 3 times a week. I also would never use peroxide in my dogs ears, I usually use mineral oil & a cotton ball & just swab whatever I can reach.
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Here is some excellent advice about dogs and their ears. Do not use hydrogen peroxide.


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