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Hello to all the fur-babies mothers and fathers,

My sweet girl, Sasha has always scratched at her ears since a young age. We have taken her to the vet and they told us that it was just dirt and it was normal for her breed. Does anyone else have this issue? Also, what do you do to keep your loving puppy's ear from collecting dirt? How do you clean it when it does get dirty? We use Nutri-Vet ear cleanse for dogs. Is there a product you recommend? I tend to try and avoid using this product because after we rub it in her ear, she act kind of acts weird. Real distant, runs in to things, and I'm sure it just throws off her equilibrium but I hate taking away her personality for an hour while she recovers.
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Unknown to us, Ricky had a serious ear infection when we brought him home from the breeder. After a couple of days we took him to our Vet. He gave us some antibiotics and instructed us to use


daily for a week. That regimen fixed Ricky up pronto. I recommend you take your doggie to your Vet for an ear analysis.

Havanese tend to be prone to ear infections. Put your nose down into the ear and take a deep sniff. If there is a foul odor, there is an infection. Scratching at the ear can also be an indicator. The Vet recommended that we use Epi-Otic at least once a month as a prophylactic (which we do) to clean bacteria and dirt out of the ear canal. Ricky has not had any issues in the intervening 5 years. Also, he does not show any disorientation after the application.

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My dogs donít get particularly dirty ears, and I really donít need to do anything to them. They donít itch them much either on any sort of regular basis. Kodi has had a few ear infections in his life,which have needed treatment from the vet, and Panda has once. But it was not just ďdirty earsĒ, and has never been a common or on-going issue.


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Hello to all the fur-babies mothers and fathers,

My sweet girl, Sasha has always scratched at her ears since a young age. We have taken her to the vet and they told us that it was just dirt and it was normal for her breed. Does anyone else have this issue? Also, what do you do to keep your loving puppy's ear from collecting dirt? How do you clean it when it does get dirty? We use Nutri-Vet ear cleanse for dogs. Is there a product you recommend? I tend to try and avoid using this product because after we rub it in her ear, she act kind of acts weird. Real distant, runs in to things, and I'm sure it just throws off her equilibrium but I hate taking away her personality for an hour while she recovers.
Yeah Oliver had an ear infection at 4 months old and the vet removed some dark stuff from his ears which was NOT dirt, but an infection that required antibiotic drops and ear cleanse for 2 weeks. There should not, according to my vet, be anything brown in the ear canal. That’s infection. Also, the itching is a symptom. I’d make sure they test the ear discharge because if it’s an infection cleansing alone will not fix it. We only did the cleanse with the antibiotics for two weeks, not as a permanent solution.
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