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    I noticed a thread with an ear cleaner

    1/3 cup rubbing alcohol
    1/3 cup white vinegar
    1/3 cup witch hazel
    10 drops tea tree oil

    Mix and store at room temperature in a plastic squeeze bottle. For affected ears squirt about 1/4 teaspoon into the ear twice daily for a week, should clear it up. Afterwards use weekly to prevent recurrence.

    It occurs to em that with so much experience around there may be other ideas?

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    Anybody have any home remedies for pink water/saliva staining around the feet & beard? Newf got me onto Apple Cider Vinegar which i put in a spray bottle and spray directly between her 'toes' and around her beard. Wondering if anybody else had any alternative ideas?

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    I heard that putting in the dog's drinking water - a couple of drops of the apple cider vinegar with "mother" in it (ie unfiltered?), available from health food shops - is supposed to help with tear stains.

    But I've not tried it. I don't know why some SWF get this worse than others but I suspect it has to do with diet including the quality of the drinking water.

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    Yeah i'm guessing the hearts i was putting in her food wasn't helping with the staining. They're gone now and i've replaced with raw fish & chicken necks. My mum's little Bichon has staining problems also so i think it could be to do with their diet.

    I did read that putting ACV into their drinking water would help also, haven't tried it yet (bit scared cause they are picky & i don't think they will like it much in their water).

    Are you referring to the energy drink mother hya? or have i got my wires crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    I noticed a thread with an ear cleaner

    1/3 cup rubbing alcohol
    1/3 cup white vinegar
    1/3 cup witch hazel
    10 drops tea tree oil

    Mix and store at room temperature in a plastic squeeze bottle. For affected ears squirt about 1/4 teaspoon into the ear twice daily for a week, should clear it up. Afterwards use weekly to prevent recurrence.

    It occurs to em that with so much experience around there may be other ideas?
    Please leave the tea tree oil out...About one in ten dogs can have a severe reaction to minimal tea tree. I have only found out about this quite recently, scary when it happens

    Tea Tree Oil and Dogs, Tea Tree Oil and Cats | Pet Poison Helpline

    Especially you guys with little dogs..i used to use it too and initially had no problems, but I had huge issues with one of my dogs and was told it is quite common

    I use apple cider vinegar instead of white and i also add gentian violet..make sure the head-shaking happens outside not in the house......Purple spray LOL

    I use Paw paw ointment for lots of skin problems and Aloe Vera too.

    Apple Cider vinegar goes on anything itchy and I often add the gentian violet.

    I also will rinse with the vinegar........it seems to help their coat

    I grow lots of herbs in my garden to prevent fleas/bugs, Lavender, geraniums, Tansy, wormwood, Mint everywhere all varieties, Rosemary and all the other smellies...We have no fleas. Dogs love lying about in the Tansy especially. And they always walk through the mint.
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    I don't know anything about energy drinks - well staminade or gatorade but that's it.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    this site explains the difference, if you can see through the vinegar - it's not the right stuff.

    What I meant about drinking water was the difference between adelaide tap water, and rain water and stuff like ACT water or Melbourne water. Ie the Adelaide water is highly chlorinated (you can smell it), and quite hard high in calcium and sodium salts and other salts - ie it clags up your plumbing. So that stuff might contribute to tear staining, where rain water might not.

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    Lol the part where you said 'with mother in it' got me all confused. For some reason the friggin energy drink Mother popped into my head and i was like 'surely she doesn't want me to put that stuff in it?' Ahaha

    I do have Apple Cider Vinegar - well that's what it says on the bottle. I did do some google research on the stuff and how to use in regards to water staining and that it's good to bathe them in it. Dunno if my nose can handle that just yet, it's still adjusting to the spray.

    I have a friend from NZ staying for a week. I asked her to fill my dogs bowl up with water. I turn around and catch her putting bottled water in their bowl lol. Now they are almost treated like royalty, but bottled water is a little to far. Lol

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