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Ear Problems--specifically Yeast

 
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Rollick
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PostPosted: 12/27/02, 10:38 am    Post subject: Ear Problems--specifically Yeast Reply with quote

Hello. I have a 2 yr old male GWP with semi-chronic yeast infections in his ears, most often the left one. As far as I can tell, these problems don't crop up for specific reasons, ie excessive time spent swimming in the pond, particular times of the year, etc. My vet susupects food allergies, though the dog has been eating the same food all his adult life, and his ears are not always a problem, just sometimes. Can food or inhalent allergies cause ear problems? I've tried different methods to clear him up: some work sometimes, then stop working, and sometimes he seems to clear up despite what I do or don't do (or is this sort of infection likely to lurk, or go "into remission," as it were?). I also pluck the hair from his ears, which is a new experience for me since I've always owned GSPs in the past. I just had his ears cultured at great expense, and am about to start him on a topical RX designed specifically for the yeast discovered therein. But I'm wondering if any of you have faced this same problem, and if so, what solutions, if any, you might have? I don't show him, so his grooming is minimal, and I don't hunt him, but I do run him hard when I hack/ride out cross country conditioning the field hunters. I really appreciate any advise any one might have. Thanks in advance. Cheers.
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PostPosted: 01/06/03, 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 18 month old suffered from chronic ear infections as well. I found this product called "Ear Drying Soultion" from Perfect Pet. It works wonders for her. Kinda smelly though. It has tea tree oil in it to naturally kill off any infections that may be lingering. I put a couple drops in each ear once every two weeks.

Works great...has not had an infection since.
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Longshot308
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PostPosted: 02/04/03, 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

abbygwp,

Do you have a link to Perfect Pet? Who makes the solution?

Thanks
Doug
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PostPosted: 02/04/03, 12:23 pm    Post subject: chronic ear problems Reply with quote

I think you should listen to your vet. Chronic ear problems can be food related, even if the dog has been on the same food. Ask your vet what food he/she suggests and try it. It certainly can't hurt.
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Walter & Claudia
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PostPosted: 02/17/03, 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I had an English Cocker with the same problem and my vet told me to use a solution of white vinigar and water mixed 1:1.
It worked great. I used it once or twice a week.

Claudia
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