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    How often do you clean your labs ears? AND what product do you use?
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    I only clean when needed, and then I use a version of that solution that is posted on the Woodhaven lab site.

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    Thanks Jen!!
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    only when needed. purple stuff

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    I scope ears to determine if they need cleaning. If so I use 1/3 water, 1/3 white viniger and 1/3 witch hazel for cleaning. If I have an issue or yeast problem I use the purple sollution. Put it in (leaving it there) 2x/week and clean on alternate days 1-2x/week until it is cleared up.

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    what is the purple stuff. Snowco, I use the same solution as you.

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    Purple solution:

    16 oz. witch hazel
    4 tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
    16 drops gentian violet

    You can also buy it already made on line such as Amazon.com

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    Thanks Snowco, does it clear up yeast well? My Nickey has a yeasty ear, and want to clear it up, since the vet seems to think that there is nothing wrong, but yet the smell could knock you out!

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    Last Oct. my moms dog had awful yeasty infection, tons of black gunk. 6 weeks of the purple solution 2x/week and cleaning on different day 1x/week and she has been great.

    I do scope her on a regular basis to be sure. She had a slight flair up recently and in a week or so on the above 2x/day, etc. is looking good.

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    I use a microfiber cloth over my finger, once a week or so. If it comes out dirty (which it hasn't since we got them both on grain-free food), then I do a realcleaning with the purple solution.

    The only reason I do it that often is because they love it, and if they see a microfiber cloth in my hands they will come and ask for an ear cleaning.
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