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Ear scratching

Yesterday I had noticed Rufus scratching a bit at his ears or his neck. I couldn't be sure which. Today the scratching was much worse and it seemed to be both ears. They look good and they don't smell funky, but maybe they were a bit warm to the touch, so I called the vet. Well duh! It's Saturday and late afternoon so they'll be closed until Monday. It doesn't appear to be an emergency so I did a search on dogs and treating ear infections. Has anyone ever tried the Blue Power solution? I read through the information and thought it was interesting. As it so happens, I have a product in the house called K-9 solution and the ingredients are almost the same as the Blue Power solution only with added collidal silver, so I used it on his ears. He got immediate relief from the itching and after awhile he dozed off into a peaceful sleep. I'll keep threating him with the K-9 solution through the rest of the weekend and take him to the vet Monday if he doesn't appear to be getting better.
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OK, exactly what is the Blue Power solution meant to be used for? Is it for humans or pets? I'm just a little concerned about the colloidal silver. Did you see the man who turned blue from using it? He took large amounts of it for inflammation, and now he is blue. Just be careful.


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OK, exactly what is the Blue Power solution meant to be used for? Is it for humans or pets? I'm just a little concerned about the colloidal silver. Did you see the man who turned blue from using it? He took large amounts of it for inflammation, and now he is blue. Just be careful.
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Hi Christy, I don't have answers for your question, but I hope that you get the ansewers soon and Rufus feels better.

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Well I hope he gets better quickly. I know it can be awful waiting for a doctor. I'm sure a dog feels just like we do waiting......

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OK here's the link to the Blue Power www.itsfortheanimals.com/BLUE.HTM so you can read about it. I must not have made myself clear, the blue power doesn't have the colloidal silver in it. The K-9 solution does. I just grabbed the bottle I used and it's actually called K-9 Liquid Health Ear Solutions. I had originally tried it as an ear wash and pushed it to the back of my shelves because the gentian violet can cause staining, so you need to be careful with it. Awhile after I had it, I noticed some people on the Yahoo havanese group were saying positive things about the gentian violet.

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I have been using the Blue Power solution. My breeder told me about it. I made it myself from the directions my breeder gave me (you can find them online as well). It did wonders for the yeast in Brady's ear. I had been using a medicine from the vet that wasn't taking care of the problem. Then I switched to this and it really worked. It does stain so be careful. It stains the coat too, but it goes away within a day or two. I found two different recepes online. One uses alcohol while the other uses witch hazel. I used the witch hazel as they said it was not as abrasive and wouldn't sting.


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I saw that blue guy a few months ago. That was really bizarre.

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I have been using the Blue Power solution. My breeder told me about it.
Thank you Karen! I had a feeling with a board this large someone had tried it and could chime in. Although the product I'm using isn't the exact recipe for Blue Power it is darn close! It's an over the counter doggie ear wash and I certainly would discontinue use if Rufus started turning blue!
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