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Ear infections/cleaning ears

Has anyone used a product prescribed by the vet called Surolan suspension for ear infections? I have used Tresoderm in the past but due to D's sebaceous Adenitis it's not recommended.

I have tried repeatedly to clean the hair out of his ears as well however he won't let me anywhere near them. Any tips? When I get a clump out it doesn't hurt him but I think the infection in the ears bothers him and that keeps me from getting near his ears.
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Ive used Zymox or that stinky black junk his the years... and it works great! you can get it on amazon too!

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Has anyone used a product prescribed by the vet called Surolan suspension for ear infections? I have used Tresoderm in the past but due to D's sebaceous Adenitis it's not recommended.

I have tried repeatedly to clean the hair out of his ears as well however he won't let me anywhere near them. Any tips? When I get a clump out it doesn't hurt him but I think the infection in the ears bothers him and that keeps me from getting near his ears.
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Before Toby was diagnosed with Sebaceous Adenitis, he had an ear infection. The doctor gave my husband Pharmaseb ear flush and I used it, even after the infection was gone and he was diagnosed with SA. It kept his ears smelling really good.

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His ears don't smell at all but the inside of his ears is very dry and they need to be cleaned. When I get a chance to pull a little hair out, it's always attached to a brownish yeast thus the ear infection. I am always hesitate to try anything on my dog without vet approval, will pass the suggestions along.
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Toby's breeder suggested Dermagic products, I contacted the Dr. who created the product and she told me that her products would work on dogs with SA. I ordered the stuff and still have the soap and conditioner that I purchased from her. I never got a chance to try it on Toby.

You may want to try her Dermagic Rescue Lotion, it may work.

Also, after you run it by your Vet/Dermatologist, if you PM me your address, I can send you the soap and conditioner I have, they are brand new (bar soap and conditioner) for your little guy.

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Can anyone tell me how to remove the hair from your dogs ear, specifically the entrance to the ear canal. I won't go anywhere near his ear canal but that little opening is full of hair. I have tried to pull it out with my fingers but it is rather difficult to pull out. Plus, Django only gives me a miia-second and then it's all over.
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Can anyone tell me how to remove the hair from your dogs ear, specifically the entrance to the ear canal. I won't go anywhere near his ear canal but that little opening is full of hair. I have tried to pull it out with my fingers but it is rather difficult to pull out. Plus, Django only gives me a miia-second and then it's all over.
There is an ear powder which you puff into the ears. It will allow you to grasp the hair and pull it out with your fingers or you can use hemostat forceps to grasp the hair, twist and pull out. The powder makes the job so much easier. You can do just a little at a time if Django gets anxious. I have both the powder and a hemostat but don't do Tyler's ears often.


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I second the ear powder. It gives a bit of texture to the ear hair so you can hold onto to it to pluck it out. I do Leo's ears regularly just a bit at a time. I don't take every hair out but just keep it thinned enough that air can circulate. So far we've had no ear issues.


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Can anyone tell me how to remove the hair from your dogs ear, specifically the entrance to the ear canal. I won't go anywhere near his ear canal but that little opening is full of hair. I have tried to pull it out with my fingers but it is rather difficult to pull out. Plus, Django only gives me a miia-second and then it's all over.
I have used tweezers. It never bothered them.

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