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hairy ears (inside)

Who out there has a HAv with super hairy ears on the inside? do you pull the hair on a regular basis or leave well enough along? Djangos ears are full of hair, i think this is why he gets so many ear infections but he won't let me go near his ears. i can rub them but he knows when i am going into pull something out. THe groomer hasn't had much success either. I could have it done at the vet or the new dog groomer who takes him into her mobile home. My groomer fell and broke her leg so she's out of commission for a while. I thought about having the new groomer attempt but every time someone goes in there and pulls, he yelps in pain.
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I think he might have an ear infection now and that's why he won't let you get near his ears. Pulling the hair out shouldn't hurt them that much. I never had a dog fight me on that unless something in their ears was bothering them to start with. I'd check with your vet.
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ya, def check with your vet!
Tillie had a HORRIBLE ear/yeast infection in her ears when she was little, ever since then I clean her ears with an after bath solution after every bath to dry them out AND every other month or so I actually trim as much as I can with rounded scissors in her ears. I don't "pull or pluck" the hair from her ear canal, but I DO stick my stubby little finger down as far as I can and grab out the LOOSE hair that is down there and can get quite a bit out that way. Enough so the ears can breath. I've been doing this for awhile and though she doesn't love it, she tolerates it UNLESS her ears actually HURT, then I can't get anywhere near them. SO I stay ahead of the game by making sure there is air circulation getting to her ear canals.

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I have a problem getting the cleaner in his ears. He has had on going ear infections for months.
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poor guy... well that's probably why he doesn't want you touching them!!
Is he on drops? What does the vet say about his ongoing infection??

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My puppy has a ton of hair in his ears! The vet said she will pull it our when he is getting neutered, and then I should be able to keep up with it myself. I have not tried to pull it out -I think he would freak!

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Littlebuddy, I have the same concerns about my puppies' ears. They are about 15 weeks old and both have tufts of hair in each ear. I read a pretty good thread on here. I just searched on ear hair or plucking or something like that. I think the concensus was that 1/2 the people plucked and 1/2 didn't. I have a hard time just pulling out the hair too. Is that because I'm trying to pull out too much at one time, or just because I think it is going to hurt them so I am hesitating lol? I took the advice given of just inspecting the ears and cleaning out any loose hair. I haven't really seen any loose hair in there. I haven't taken my puppies to a groomer but I did have a groomer tell me that she would just take the loose stuff out too. She said to put some cornstarch on your fingertips to make gripping the hair easier.

Now, can I say your avatar picture is sooo cute! That is obviously a professional photo. It captures such a cute expression I just love it!

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Augie had an ear infection at around 4 months of age I think. His ears were FULL of hair. The vet cleaned them out, he was treated and has been fine since. I do check his ears, and wash the outer ear canal out with a cloth; if I see hair, I grab a little bit of it and give a quick tug. Gotta be fast because he does not like me doing it. But I think it would hurt if you tried to grab too much at once. I was able to tug Finn's ear hair out as a puppy......UNTIL he no doubt had an ear infection and it hurt. I tried to use the ear cleansing drops, and he hit the roof - it must have stung big time. He has had on and off ear infections for about five months now. The last time, the vet cleaned his ears very well and gave a more liquid type drop rather than the thick greasy stuff in a tube. I am hoping this time it is OK. We have finally been able to get the ear drops in again without a major struggle, but it has taken a lot of time.

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Pixie has yeasty ears and I have to use zymox on her a few times a week. Mig's ears have the teeniest opening compared to Pixie's, but no problems. Both have hairy ear canals, both get them plucked out at the groomer's.

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First of all, I thought animax was good. it is lame compared to Tresaderm. Tresaderm, even with the nastiest yeast ear infection, 2-3 treatments (usually it's 2x/day), it's gone. it's AWESOME. keep it in the fridge, you only need 2-3 drops. no joke. I can't remember if it's only for yeast or both yeast and bacterial ear infections. usually they want you to use it for 7-10 days. I have my own regime. 3 days 2x/day, then 1 drop for 3 days, then I check it. it also has a steroid in it that soothes the inflamed ear canal.

ok, so my 1/2 hav, has uber hairy ears, since birth. even the vet said is daymn, those are some hairy ears.

it doesn't hurt, most likely if it does your pup has an ear infection. I had his ears tweezed when he was fixed, so yes, you can keep up with it after that.

before he was fixed, I actually pulled a lot of hair out just with my two fingers. just give a quick tug.

Now I tweeze, I check the ears first, to see if there is anything, but usually in two weeks, there is hair to pluck. I kind of like it, the pup hates it though. but like all of the grooming it's necessary to keep up the good looks.

Now that his ears are clear, I don't get ear infections. only if after a bath, I've gotten water in an ear.
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