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Beth: No, I haven't tried Zymox. I used what the vet's office had sold me and I was going to use it after he got over his first ear infection, and then I misplaced it. Finally found it. And I even called the vet's office before I used it, just in case I hadn't remembered correctly, as it doesn't say specifically 'for ears' on it.
It is called Chlorhexis. Does anyone know anything about this? It contains "Water, glycerin, isopropyl alcohol (would this be the stinging agent???), nonoxynol-12, PPG-12-PEG 50 lanolin, PEG 40, castor oil, chlorhexidine gluconate, fragrance, FD&C Blue #1. May contain citric acid to ensure optimal pH".
Carol: Yes, my thought is that there must have been some broken skin and it stung. But he can be a major baby. He has gotten better about grooming, but any time I come across the tiniest of mats, he yelps and carries on.
I do think the ear that the vet said looks OK smells a little 'off'. He really isn't acting like it bothers him, until I go to touch it. He is scratching that side some, but it appears that it is his neck he is scratching, not his ear. He is matting on that side. He has been blowing coat. I suppose, with his scratching, he could have scratched his ear flap, or possibly it was injured when he and Augie were wrestling as I have heard a yelp occasionally, and that cleanser stuff got on it, and it has nothing to do with pain inside his ear at all. He has so much hair, I haven't seen anything. Well, he has less hair than he did on that side, because he had a huge mat at the end of his ear and rather than try to work it out, I got him calmed down and slipped the blunt end scissors in it bit by bit and very carefully cut most of it out. I really can't tell by looking at him, that any hair is missing, but I cut off quite a chunk.
Kathie: When Finn is wet, nothing goes through his hair, comb or brush. It just takes so long to dry when it forms those wet yarn-like clumps. Augie's hair is very easy to comb through when wet. They have such different coats. Finn's takes so long to dry that I don't want him running around wet too long - he shivers. And I feel I need to get it dry around his ears. I think he might be a good candidate for a puppy cut. I think he is so pretty right now, but he sure isn't enjoying this grooming stuff.
Linda, Augie & Finn's Mom
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