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My GP gets a bacterial yeast infection in his ear at least once a year. We knock it back with an ointment from the vet, but it comes back.

Does anyone have a treatment suggestion?

Will a vinegar and water rinse help?

Thanks
 
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If you don’t mind purple splashes on your dog, we cured our Brittany Spaniel of a years long stinky ear with gentian violet. That is the active ingredient in Blu Kote, but we mixed our own.
 

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If you don’t mind purple splashes on your dog, we cured our Brittany Spaniel of a years long stinky ear with gentian violet. That is the active ingredient in Blu Kote, but we mixed our own.
I just ordered some. Thanks
 

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I'm big on mixing my own ear goo for the dogs.

My recipe for panalog is this:

1" miconazole
1" cortisone creme
1" zinc oxide ointment
1" triple biotic

Mix all 4 goos in the corner of a plastic sandwich bag Cut the tip off the corner, and massage into ear. Use at the first sign of ear infection.

Costs a darned sight less than panalog. Works just as well, if not better.

Alice, what is your recipe for gentian violet?
 

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Oh, Lordy, that was several decades ago. Daddy mixed it. It may have had a splash of potassium permanganate in it, too.
 

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Oh, forgot to say: Yes, a vinegar/water douche will help, as most ear infections are yeast infections. Check the dog's food, too. Sometimes exacerbated by corn allergies.
 

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First trim the hair around the ear especially from the underside. There are so many ways to treat this like vinegar/water douche, flush and wipe with ear cleanser etc. If possible then visit your vet also for better consultancy, maybe skin biopsy will be required for the infected area.
 

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If the dog is big enough, using a pre-packaged vaginal douche may be feasible.
Yeah, but I'm a cheapskate. I can mix my own vinegar and water, add scent if I feel the need, and it will cost pennies instead of dollars. ;)
 
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Yeah, but I'm a cheapskate. I can mix my own vinegar and water, add scent if I feel the need, and it will cost pennies instead of dollars. ;)
Oh, I understand. I was thinking of the packaged product as having a good delivery system, but a ketchup squirt bottle would probably also work for this purpose.
 

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Oh, I understand. I was thinking of the packaged product as having a good delivery system, but a ketchup squirt bottle would probably also work for this purpose.
The smaller Siracha bottle is perfect.

I have it under control now. I beat it back with the ointment from the vet. We trimmed the hair back. We are doing a weekly vinegar wash and dry.

He is muy happy now.
 

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I have a 2 oz bottle of this now, but don't know what to do with it. The vet never heard of using this for a dog's ear.
If you used it, you would want to do it outside, and keep the dog outside for a while too, because of the way that stuff stains.
 

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If you used it, you would want to do it outside, and keep the dog outside for a while too, because of the way that stuff stains.
He has never been indoors

Do I just put a few drops, undiluted in there?
 
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