Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
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I had a 3-4 ear infection (pretty significant) shortly after moving to my forever home. Mi Vet gave mi Popi a bottle of Epi-Otic to use daily for 7 days (plus some antibiotic ear drops). He then wants mi Popi to irrigate both ears with Epi-Otic on a monthly basis.....forever. I have had no ear infections since. The trick is to massage the liquid down into the inner ear. Mi Popi does this by grasping the inner ear tube between his thumb and forefinger through the outer skin below the ear opening. He then squeezes and massages that area and you can hear a "squish, squish" sound. It doesn't hurt and it feels good. It takes about 30 seconds to do each ear and I am good for another month.
Mi Vet also wants mi Popi to trim the hair at the opening to mi inner ear on a regular basis. He says that this hair can irritate that area, if left to grow long, and cause an infection.
besos, Ricky Ricardo
Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo)
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Last edited by Ricky Ricardo; 02-05-2015 at 09:48 AM.