> 9:11am Mar 11,1993
> I took Adolph to the vet yesterday, and the vet said his
> ears were OK, even though one was bleeding, and I thought
> it had an infection.
> The vet did find a tick in his ear, and removed it. He
> also gave me some flea and tick spray, called "Ovitrol Plus"
> which looks and smells potent.
> He slept well, but this morning his ears were still itchy,
> and he was scratching them with his hind paw, and rubbing
> the side of his face on the grass.
> Is there a home way to check for ear mites, or a substance
> that can be safely put in his ears to get rid of the
> itchiness? Thanks.
> Thanks for the suggestions on rubbing *** and vinegar, I will
> try it.
Our pharmacy supplies a vet compound of ear mites that is basically Friars
Balsam. I don't know what the solution it is diluted with is. Straight Friars
stings, so it is cut with something to make it less potent.
We place a couple of drops in the ear (works on both dog and cat) for 5 days.
There is a bit of massage needed to get it distributed. It makes a mess for
the duration of the treatment but it sure gets rid of them. It normally isn't
necessary to rinse out, but "Careful" cleaning of the visible ear area helps.
Don't probe into the ear, clean only what you can see, and hold the beastie
securely so he/she doesn't jump and cause you to poke.
Tom Wagner, Audio Visual Technician. Malaspina College Nanaimo British Columbia
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