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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-18-2007, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ear Infection

Just got back from the vet with Scout. He has an ear infection caused by yeast (the groomer had told me to take him to the vet as she said his ear looked infected). The vet said ear infections don't tend to be a chronic problem with Havanese. Is that true? Anything I can do to prevent ear infections in the future?
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Austin had that also - Vet didn't make it seem a big deal - just some drops and cleaned out the ear real good and removed most of the ear hair so he could get a better look at the ear..

Breeders: where does the yeast come from??? Food? bathing? nature?

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Did they scratch alot or did you see something in the ear?? Tripp scratches alot & i am always wondering. But he always checks ok. I do pull the hair from the ears & clean them myself.

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Scout wasn't scratching a lot, but he was shaking his head a lot. I hadn't noticed it until the groomer asked me if he was shaking his head.

The groomer also said the ear was red and that it was bothering him (I guess she could tell when she cleaned it).
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Capote smells horrid..and I checked and it's his right ear!! I'm thinking he may have an ear infection, but he's not itching at it or anything..it doesn't seem to bother him at all it's just stinky. Any ideas?

For those who clean out their ears, how do ya'll do that??!! It's bad to clean out human ears with q-tips..I'm wondering if it's the same way for dogs?? Does just a warm wet face cloth work??
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Capote smells horrid..and I checked and it's his right ear!! I'm thinking he may have an ear infection, but he's not itching at it or anything..it doesn't seem to bother him at all it's just stinky. Any ideas?

For those who clean out their ears, how do ya'll do that??!! It's bad to clean out human ears with q-tips..I'm wondering if it's the same way for dogs?? Does just a warm wet face cloth work??
You can use q-tips only on the crevis of the ear. dont stick them down in the canal. You will only push the debris down farther and could cause an infection. The best thing to do is buy some ear wash at your local pet store, squirt it down in the canal and squish the ear and loosen the debris. then let him shake it out. Then you can use a cotton ball to wipe it clean and some q-tips for the crevis's only. You can also by a powder to put in to dry it out a little.
But if the ear stinks you have an infection and most likely a yeast and maybe both bacterial and yeast. Have your vet do a swab and check it out. Sometimes dogs dont act bothered but if you let it go untreated it could affect his hearing. It shouldnt stink. Also, I do remove the ear hair. I use surgical clampls to grab the hair then just keep twisting it around untill the hair pulls out. Sounds like it hurts but it doesnt at all. Just dont stick the clamps down the canal.

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Stop by your local Petco or Petsmart and pick up some ear oxide or any ear cleaning solution. Put a drop or to in his ear and use either a cotton pad or tissue to wibe inside the ear. I also use Qtip to get inside the ear. I would use the ear solution on both ears. I would first clean the uneffected ear and then the effected one.

Edited to add that if Capote has yeast infection, Monistat 7 works wonders!!!

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>.< lol...I've never had to buy that for myself..so that would be something I'd have to bury down at the bottom of my shopping carriage!! Rofl
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IN THE FUTURE PULL OUT THE HAIR IN HIS EAR AND KEEP IT CLEAN. THAT SHOULD HELP IF NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM.
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I'm going to call my vet about the pulling the hair thing.. Pulling hair seems like it would irritate the ear even more..you're pulling hair from the folicle. My eyebrows are always red and painful after I pull hair..nevermind my ears..
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