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    My Golden has been getting terrible ear irrations and once in a while will get a hotspot. I used up all the med the Vet gave me for his ear then went online to see if there was something else. I found out that if you soak some paper towel in peroxide and apply it to the irration it works great, also the ear and hot spots are usually due to a yeast infection. Yogurt was suggested on a daily basis. I bought him some plain vanilla yogurt and gave him 1/2 of a small container a day and its clearing up faster than any med from the Vet. Also when the ear is healed they suggested that you make a solution of half vinegar and half alcohol and apply it every few days. The vinegar kills the bacteria while the alcohol works as a drying agent.

  • #2
    Re: My newest discovery (dog related)

    That's very good information to know! Thanks for posting it!
    I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.


    • #3
      Re: My newest discovery (dog related)

      Originally posted by CrabbyMcClaw View Post
      That's very good information to know! Thanks for posting it!
      Ditto! Thanks!
      Have you made time to listen to the birds today........


      • #4
        Re: My newest discovery (dog related)

        when your dog gets the irritation, what sort of behavior does he exhibit? My beagle digs at his ears a lot, and the vet hasn't really been able to find a cause for it. We had just written it off as allergies because it seems to be a little worse in the spring and fall, and I've been giving him an antihistamine that the vet prescribed. I will definitely try what you suggested. Thanks for sharing that info!


        • #5
          Re: My newest discovery (dog related)

          My golden had ear troubles for years. I used this for two weeks and she never had ear problems again.

          Blue Powder Ear Treatment


          16 Oz. Isopropyl Alcohol (60 percent)
          4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
          16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%

          Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.

          You will also need to shake solution every time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.
          To use, purchase the "Clairol" type plastic bottle or a small baby ear syringe bottle to dispense solution to affected ears.

          TREATMENT: Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all.

          Wait until inflammation has subsided which will be about 2 days.

          Shake the bottle each time before using.

          Put cotton balls or similiar absorbent material under ther ear.

          Flood the ear with solution, (gently squirt bottle), massage gently to the count of 60,
          wipe with a tissue.

          Flood again on first treatment, wipe with a tissue,and leave alone without massage.
          The dog will shake out the excess which can be wiped with a tissue, cotton ball, etc
          as the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics.

          The SCHEDULE of treatment is as follows:

          Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks depending upon severity
          of ears

          Treat 1x per day for the next 1-2 weeks

          Treat 1x per month (or even less frequently, depending on the dog)

          All of these ingredients should be available at a pharmacy.

          Others have found that despite the alcohol, the dog will not object to even the first treatment. The Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear. The Gentian Violet Solution is an anti-infection agent. The solution appears to work well on any and all ear problems from mites to wax to canker.

          After the 2nd or 3rd day you can clean out the ear with a Q- tip or cotton balls.
          The success rate for this treatment is 95-99%.

          Dogs on the verge of ear canal surgery have been returned to normal with only the regular follow-up treatment to keep the ear healthy. If an infection seems to be remaining in the treated ear after the above course of treatment, you may also have some Pseudomonas bacteria in the site. This can be eradicated by using a gentle flush of raw apple cider vinegar and water(warm)
          Use 2 Tablespoons of vinegar to one cup of water, 2 x per week.

          They have found the Blue Powder Solution to be effective for treating fungus-type infections on the feet and elsewhere on the dog, for cuts on dogs or people, and for hot spots.

          Remember it is for external use only be careful not to get into the eyes.
          The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.


          • #6
            Re: My newest discovery (dog related)

            I also discovered that cotton balls aren't the best choice to use. They may leave behind small fibers that cause infection to spread. A paper towel is best.


            • #7
              Re: My newest discovery (dog related)

              THANK YOU!!!!!!!
              I definitely need this information!

              Too many trips to the Vet over something so simple and can be home-treated.
              Spring & Fall are most active times for this with my dog too. And she gets miserable with it.

              So I greatly appreciate this!!

              Thank you for sharing it!

              I am going to copy both yours and Floridagirl's information and keep them with my other dog meds.


              • #8
                Re: My newest discovery (dog related)

                Thank You I am going to try these remedies. My Springer Spaniel is always getting ear infections both yeast and bacterial.


                • #9
                  Re: My newest discovery (dog related)

                  I gotta tell you, I've been doing the peroxide and yogurt since Sat. morning and my Goldens ear is almost all cleared up.