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 Post subject: Ear cleaner
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:55 pm 
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What is best ear cleaner for young pups? My girls ears are nasty! And so young? They were never outside at the breeders?
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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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My Mabel was the same way when she came to me, a bit older and she was outside at the breeder, but her ears had brown gook, I guess ear wax. I asked the vet to clean her ears out good when I took her for her first checkup. Since then I clean her ears with the Zim cleaner recipe a couple times a month. I have not had a single problem with her ears getting infected. She is one year old now.

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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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Be sure to mention it to your vet on their first visit. You should have them evaluated as soon as possible to ensure they don't have any parasites and are healthy and of course for their shots and weights.

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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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They have an appt this coming week so I will ask . What is the Zimm recipe?


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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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You can find the link to the recipe on the zimfamilycockers.com home page.

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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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We have used the Zim cleaner every week since the girls were 8 weeks old they are now 6 and 3 1/2 and we have never had a problem with their ears. Even the vet comments on how great their ears look.

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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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K-9 ear cleaner...pretty much the same as the Zims but you don't have to buy all the diff ingredients, measure, and mix. You can google and find it.

The baby should not have nasty ears. I'd be concerned she might have mites

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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:03 am 
debbiefive wrote:
K-9 ear cleaner...pretty much the same as the Zims but you don't have to buy all the diff ingredients, measure, and mix. You can google and find it.

The baby should not have nasty ears. I'd be concerned she might have mites


I agree, mites are a real possibility. I am a fan of the K-9 Liquid Health Ear Cleaner too. It's more like the blue power recipe but with colloidal silver added (which is awesome stuff).


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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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Thanks , I'm going to try the k 9 first . Denise :happy


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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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Denise,

When Chessie was a pup she had one "good" ear and one that had nasty gunk in it. It took several weeks of cleaning it often and the suddenly one day I realized that it was just as good as the other. Initially I used Colloidal Silver every time I cleaned them. Now I use K9 liquid health like some of the others. Chessie has never had an infection... and even that gunk wasn't an infection, just a dirty ear.

You do know we need more pictures of those cuties right?

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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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I have used a liquid ear cleaner that is very easy to use, if he would just sit still for a few seconds. I use a treat to hold his attention, then squirt it in, rub his ear for ten seconds and repeat on the other ear. The trick is, not to give him the treat until the liquid is in. Then I follow it up an hour later with dry ear powder. I just spray it in and his ears are nice and healthy and smell like baby powder. I have only had KC for about two months, but the vet says his ears are perfect. Yay. :Clap I hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Ear cleaner
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I use Thornit Powder for my spaniels may be once a fortnight to keep their ears squeaky clean. I use it from puppies and they have never had ear problems at all.

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