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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    I use baby wipes and just wipe it all straight out - works wonders!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    baby wipes work a treat!

    I have some special stuff from the vets to use in Sumo's ears because he gets really itchy ears from his allergies
    Our breeder recommended these when we first brought Troopa home. They definitely work well

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    Pei have their ears cleaned often, some weekly. I have every ear cleaning tonic known to man in my cupboard . I swear by this one posted on google by a vet in Sth Melbourne.


    Ear Cleaning Instructions Using Malaseb

    The vet may prescribe the use of Malaseb shampoo for cleaning your dog's ears. Malaseb is a shampoo which is designed for use in specific skin conditions. When diluted, it makes a effective and gentle ear cleanser. Most commercial ear cleaners contain acid and can cause stinging and discomfort on application. Diluted malaseb is well tolerated and works well in breaking down wax and debris.

    For use in the ears, Malaseb must be diluted 1 in 30 with water. You can make this up each time (5mls of malaseb to 150ml warm water) or you can make up large batches. An easy way is to add one quarter cup of malaseb (approx 60mls) to 2 litres of water, and then store in a cordial or soft drink bottle. This mixture MUST be shaken before use. You can then syringe directly what you need from the storage bottle or pour it into a bowl.

    Using the supplied 5ml syringes, draw up 5mls of the 1 in 30 dilution and gentle syringe down the ear (pull up the floppy part of the ear and point the syringe downwards into the ear canal until you cannot see the tip of the syringe). Massage the ear for 30 seconds or so then wipe away any muck with some cotton wool or cloth. Repeat this 2-3 times for each ear.

    Initially, perform this cleaning routine once daily for a week, then reduce it to every second to 3rd day for 2 weeks. You then may be able to reduce cleaning to once or twice a week as a maintenance routine.

    Edit to add: I use Panalogue for smelly ears (infection) for the first 4 days. The Panalogue relaxes the inflamation to allow the malesab to then get in and do its job.
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Pei have their ears cleaned often, some weekly. I have every ear cleaning tonic known to man in my cupboard . I swear by this one posted on google by a vet in Sth Melbourne.


    Ear Cleaning Instructions Using Malaseb

    The vet may prescribe the use of Malaseb shampoo for cleaning your dog's ears. Malaseb is a shampoo which is designed for use in specific skin conditions. When diluted, it makes a effective and gentle ear cleanser. Most commercial ear cleaners contain acid and can cause stinging and discomfort on application. Diluted malaseb is well tolerated and works well in breaking down wax and debris.

    For use in the ears, Malaseb must be diluted 1 in 30 with water. You can make this up each time (5mls of malaseb to 150ml warm water) or you can make up large batches. An easy way is to add one quarter cup of malaseb (approx 60mls) to 2 litres of water, and then store in a cordial or soft drink bottle. This mixture MUST be shaken before use. You can then syringe directly what you need from the storage bottle or pour it into a bowl.

    Using the supplied 5ml syringes, draw up 5mls of the 1 in 30 dilution and gentle syringe down the ear (pull up the floppy part of the ear and point the syringe downwards into the ear canal until you cannot see the tip of the syringe). Massage the ear for 30 seconds or so then wipe away any muck with some cotton wool or cloth. Repeat this 2-3 times for each ear.

    Initially, perform this cleaning routine once daily for a week, then reduce it to every second to 3rd day for 2 weeks. You then may be able to reduce cleaning to once or twice a week as a maintenance routine.

    Edit to add: I use Panalogue for smelly ears (infection) for the first 4 days. The Panalogue relaxes the inflamation to allow the malesab to then get in and do its job.
    would you do this inside or outside??? how messy is it going to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEPSI View Post
    would you do this inside or outside??? how messy is it going to be?
    lol, yep very messy!! I do it in my ensuite as I can wipe the tiles down easily while keeping the dog contained. Other I know do it out side, your choice!
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    gyps has allergies to grass which effects her ears. our vet said if you want to clean them use a DRY tissue or get ear cleaner stuff.

    she said NEVER to put anything wet into their ears as it can cause problems...

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    Different vets, different opinions. That recipe is from a vet in Sth Melbourne (see link below) and my own vet also swears by it. Of the rescues we get through 99% have manky ears and also my own pei as well, so have used this method squillions of times with only excellent results

    ear cleaning, vet surgeon, melbourne, dentistry, pet care
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    yeah i guess i reckon find something that works and stick to it. the ear cleaner my vet gave me is great

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    interesting to see what everyone else uses, i don't use those cotton wool sticks that we use, incase i slip..

    i use dog wipes to clean out any muck and then drops, massage for a moment then good to go x
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