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Ear Infections in Dogs: How To Treat Ear Infections / Canine

Ear Medication Routine – CHRONIC otitis externa

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Dog ear Infection – How to control ear infections in dogs

For a routine ear infection – we usually use one medicine which is supposed to kill the germs or yeasts (or both) that are observed in the ear. It’s simple: The ear’s messed up – we put medicine in there for a week, and bang – all better.

BUT NOo-o-o-o-oo   sometimes additional factors like “genetics” and “ear shape” and “ear hair” and just plain bad luck create the situation where “We just can’t really stop these infections coming back every four or five months.”

Okay, that’s a “Chronic Otitis” You start to think – “We might not ever “cure” this  –  but perhaps there’s a way to exert good control – sort of easily.

Here’s how we can attack these:

Ear Treatment Protocol “For the Short Term”
Monday

 

Otomax AM

 

Otomax

PM

 

 

Tuesday

 

Otomax AM

 

Otomax

PM

 

Wed.

 

AM – Flood & cleaning with Ear Cleaner

 

Otomax

PM

 

Thursday

 

Otomax AM

 

Otomax

PM

 

Friday

 

Otomax AM

 

Otomax

PM

 

Saturday

 

AM – Flood & cleaning with Ear Cleaner

 

Otomax

PM

 

Sunday

 

Otomax AM

 

Otomax

PM

 

 

Ear Treatment Protocol “For the Longterm”
Monday

 

Note: It helps a lot to keep the ears plucked or shaved HAIRLESS to permit air movement

Tuesday

 

 

Wed.

 

AM – Flood & cleaning with Ear Cleaner

 

Otomax

PM

 

Thursday

 

 

Friday

 

 

Saturday

 

AM – Flood & cleaning with Ear Cleaner

 

Otomax

PM

 

Sunday

 

 

How to Clean Ears With VetSol

Simple – Yeah I guess. If they’ll let you!      Lift ear flap. Flood ear with Ear Cleaner. Squish the base of the ear. If you don’t have fingernails you can even massage the inside of the canal (and a strong stomach)  -à BLOT excess with a little paper towel or similar. Let ‘em shake out the rest. Some people are irrigating the ears every THIRD day, basically for as long as they can remember to – to avoid the time and expense of visits to the Vet directed at chronic otitis externa.

Alternatives: (Articles coming soon)  Alternate Otomax x Miconazole 2% according to the schedule above: Morning: Miconazole and Evening: Otomax.

Alternative Ear cleaner:  Cetaphil Soap / Lotion used as an ear cleaner. Put the Cetaphil liquid in the ear, squish it around, rinse well with warm water. Blot dry. Apply Otomax to repel water with oil.

Dr Erik Johnson

(There’s a medical disclaimer in the site, read it)

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