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    Can any one offer advice on dirty smelly ears?? Pheonix's ears are shoking, we thought it was her that smet but its her ears, and they are sooo dirty we are cleaning them daily with tissue. Not sure if mites is possible?? cAn anyone offer advice, she has her needles this week so I will speak to the vet then. aNy help/advice much appreciated

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    I think its an ear infection. I dont know how to treat though, perhaps ask your vet?

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    ears shouldnt be offensive to smell, I would say it is infection. Does she shake her head alot or scratch at them? is if they are irritating her? How annoying would it be to have an itch you just can't scratch!!!

    Go to the vets the will check for mites aswell and give you either an ear wash or drops
    (just had to use the wash recently for Leo - his ears seem to be magnets for mud)

    Good luck and hope its goes well

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    Thanks hepas, I didnt even think of infection. It doesnt seem to bother her, se doenst seem to be shaking her head or scrating at then much. Its just the smell. We thought it was her and have been bathing her very week or 2 but just realized a few days ago that it is her ears.

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    Is it just me or was there already one of these threads lol??

    Anyway, yeah infection would pretty much sum it up in my opinion.

    Just call into your vets, and if necessary they will give you some ear drops.

    All the best!

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    Here's a link to a great site with info about this and a recipe for ear cleanser. This stuff is brilliant! after starting on it my dog is yet to get another infection. http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/EarCleaner.html
    I've got Cavalier king charles spaniels so i know about how easy ear infections can come about. It's also a good idea to clip around there ears to help air circulation-it will show you on this link.
    But 1st get your vet to check his ears to make sure there is no perfiration of the ear drum etc.But it does sound like either mites or most likely an infection.

    Hope this has helped!
    Last edited by macca691; 04-11-2010 at 03:21 PM. Reason: forgot to add link
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    MalAcetic Otic is what the vet gave me to wash Leos ears out with.

    a unique all natural environmentally sensitive solution with a pleasent apple fragrance, designed for routine ear/skin cleaning and drying.

    (thats what is on the back of bottle)

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    I read that article,Macca, and it mentions about clipping around the ears. I dont clip around Bellas ears, How short should it be?

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    Thanks heaps, I will suss out the site, one advantage of short air is clipping hair is one thing I dont need to worry about

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    Smell is mites or an infection get you vet to check it out and show you how to clean them

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