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    QuestionShaking head-ear discharge

    Mandy has not had this since she was a pup, this morning she was shaking her head and had a discharge (dark brown) from her ear. I used a cleaner and massaged it in good and let her shake her head to dislodge anything.

    Has anyone heard of using a solution of white vinegar and water? (1/2-1/2). A friend was told by an old vet who has since passed away that this was good to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandysmom View Post
    ...Has anyone heard of using a solution of white vinegar and water? (1/2-1/2). A friend was told by an old vet who has since passed away that this was good to use.
    Yes, that's what I've been using, except I do 1/3 white vinegar, 1/3 witch hazel and 1/3 water. Honestly, tho, it sounds like Mandy has an ear infection starting. Best bet would be to take her to the vet to have it looked at.

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    Concur that it sounds like an infection to me.
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    Thanks MicksMom!
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    Thanks All!
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    Good healing thoughts for your pup's ears.

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    If you take her to a vet, ask about a product called Zymox, if the vet hasn't heard of it look it up on your own, it isn't prescription, you can buy it on Amazon. Make sure you get the treatment, not the cleaner.

    It is an enzyme-based treatment for bacterial and yeast ear infections. Carrie got water in her ears falling off the end of a dock in November and got a yeast ear infection. The stuff actually worked as advertised and her ears still look fine over a month later, hasn't come back. So much better than that Tresaderm stuff that can cause deafness.

    I wouldn't put water and vinegar in her ears, vinegar stings and water just gets the ear more wet, how could that possibly help?

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    i'd go to the vet.

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    I would go to the vet for an ear check. when I notice any dark brown gunk in the girls ears...we got to the vet. usually it is an infection. Good luck.

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    It sounds like and infection starting I would use dr.dogs ear oil. Dog Ear Infection Treatment - Ear Drops for Dogs Dog Ear Infection Treatment - Ear Drops for Dogs[/url] The vinegar and tea trea oils can sting your dogs ears. When they scratch they can get cuts or scrapes that when washed with other things burn. But you need to take care of it quick because shaking of the head constantly can lead to a hematoma. That you definetly do not want!! good luck

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