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    Hi, am new to this forum, just wondered if any of you labrador people could help?

    Am i right labradors are quite common in getting ear infections, because i know a few who have?

    Well my labrador is 4 years old and she gets ear infections quite regularly, prob about 2 - 3 times a year, is there any way to stop this from happening? because it gets quite costly yes?

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    Let's start with what kind of food are you feeding and do you regularly clean ears?
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    Agree with Dani, what food are you feeding her? My Frankie had horrible ongoing ear problems, until I switched him to a grain-free food. No problems every since!



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    Murphy struggled with bad ears (yeast). I added a heaping tablespoon of yogurt to his food daily and that has made a big difference. =)


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    Hi thanks for the comments,

    she is fed on dry food, iams... not cheap at that ! lol

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    I would probably start with a different food. You don't necessarily need to go grain free, but Iam's is full of fillers that seem to give dogs issues.
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    Not that IAMS is a BAD food, but the ear infections tell you that it's not working for your dog. That's part of the reason there are so many brands, not all foods work for all dogs.

    I never clean ears (unless there is a reason to) and we never have ear problems because our dogs do well on the food they are eating.

    Grains could be a problem, the specific protein in the dog food could be a problem. I would probably opt for a grain free formula using a protein the dog has not been getting before. And then you are going to have to experiment from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyon Labradors View Post
    Not that IAMS is a BAD food, but the ear infections tell you that it's not working for your dog. That's part of the reason there are so many brands, not all foods work for all dogs.

    I never clean ears (unless there is a reason to) and we never have ear problems because our dogs do well on the food they are eating.

    Grains could be a problem, the specific protein in the dog food could be a problem. I would probably opt for a grain free formula using a protein the dog has not been getting before. And then you are going to have to experiment from there.
    I see, which dog food would you reccomend????
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    LIST OF GRAIN-FREE FOODS. These will cost more per bag than IAMS, but in the long run, cheaper because of less vet bills and more comfort to your dog.

    If your dog is in the water a lot, you need to dry the ears out after each swim.


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    Thanks for your help.

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