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    Hi all,

    Just wondering what you recomend for ear cleaning, Xena's ears are dirty. There's no discharge, no swelling or redness just dirt. ( I've never seen a dog get dirty so quickly)

    She's no drama to do anything to her ears (or any other part of her for that matter lol)

    I've never had a dog that's had dirty ears like this, her little sisters are never dirty so any help would be great.

    Cheers
    Xena's Mum ( Also Abbys mum but that was too big a name lol)

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    I use a product called - 'Clean Ear Solution' by Bayer - which I get from the vet, and can be used both on cats and dogs. It comes in a 125 ml container, not very expensive and seems to last a long time - because you don't have to use very much each time you clean dog ears.

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    I use Ilium oticlean, from the vet's and i also use witch hazel, mixed with Apple cider vinegar.....if I have any infections i add horse purple stuff to it. My dogs love ear cleaning
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    Yep, Illuim oticlean here as well
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    HAHA horse purple stuff, when I had horses we called it true blue.

    Cool thanks for that. I've read all sorts of things online but thought I'd ask here. I've never had a dog who got dirty ears before lol. Well I've never had a dog who gets soooooo dirty full stop before. Although I do have to admit I really like the mastiff smell, does that make me weird?

    As usual thanks for the info guys!

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    Just wanted to add that i was told by a vet that too much ear cleaning can cause dramas itself. Cant remember exactly why.......for some reason i think it wwas along the lines of a little bit of yeast is good, too much is bad ???? somthing like that.
    I asked about cleaning Mojos ears and he said unless they are really really dirty then not to worry about it. Hope i havnt given you a bum steer, just thought it was worth a mention. Maybe it's the sort of thing you have read online already.

    Mastiff smell ???? Your a sick puppy !!! LOL....


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    I was told the same thing Sean. I have 4 cavies, 2 of which usually have something nasty brewing there, but rather than weekly as is suggested by some, i tend to just check them and give them a quick clean after bathtime every 2=3 weeks (check the 2 nasties a bit more often). And there ears are much better for not cleaning as often.
    I was also wondering about the "mastiff smell" comment, must be a different kind than i have visiting sometimes

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    I think it must be a Neo Mastiff thing, I've seen it (the smell) mentioned a bit on breed info, they do have a distinct smell, or maybe my staffy x Abby has a distinct smell and Xena smells normal ??? Ill keep the ear cleaning to a minimum she's not showing any signs of it bothering her so I'm not concerned.

    Thanks again guys, I'm really glad i found this forum and the great group of ppl here.

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