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    We use baby wipes to clean Troopa's ears as recommended by the breeders we got him from. They work really well to clean out the gunk build up.

    Not sure about the smell factor though, would be a good idea to get the vet to check it out when you go for the needles

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    Hey, possibly ear canker. You vet will probably give them a good clean out and if needed give you drops to put in.

    Your dog doesn't have a lot of fur inside the ear canal causing air obstruction?

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    There's no point putting a whole bunch of stuff in their ears without knowing what for - and you can do more harm than good.

    You need it checked to see if it is either a bacterial or a fungal infection as the treatments for both are quite different.

    Untreated infections of the ears can easily lead to perforations of the eardrums. If you have perforations and you start putting all sorts of stuff in there you run the risk fo permanent hearing loss and major injury.

    Vet. Important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Sumo gets this all the time when he gets "yeasty". I have some special ear drops from the vets to give him after I have cleaned them out.
    yep gyps gets this too!!

    i think vets before you try anything =)
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    yeah it allegies that cause gyps ears to go itchy and sore, she then scratches them and thats when the yeast infection takes full advantage of the little scratches she makes.. when i see her carry her ear on an angel and shake her head i clean it with ear cleaner and then put the ointment/ drop things in shes better in a half hour!
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    Thanks for all your replies, I will get it checked out when we get her needles done. i know I can rue out fur as she is a staffy so no long fur i am leaning more towards yeasty as its both ears and it doesnt worry her at all, no head shaking or scratching of the ears. Will keep you all posted

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    The vet will give you meds for her ears... Drops will need to be put in every few hours... See the vet ASAP as the problem sounds quite well established by your description..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I am not sure if this post was directed at me, so here goes.........

    we do take him to the vets when it is "out of the usual"....like shaking head....scratching ears etc.

    At our vets advice...we clean and put in drops when he is "yeasty"
    Clea you're getting paranoid.

    It's in answer to the OP. I know what yeast smells like and I trust that you do too but I don't know if the OP does.

    I was pretty worried when the OP said their dog smelled so bad they were bathing him! That's not good at all.

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    I guess this is why we should quote whom we are replying to if its not the above post...

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    I thought Nattylou was simply speaking to the original poster. I didn't think Natty was replying to anyone in general at all. ???

    I guess we all see things differently. Looks like everyone has given the same advice of sorts, which is to have the ears checked by your vet as soon as possible so problem can be diagnosed and correct treatment given.

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