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OT: dog ear care

Post by Emil » Tue, 18 Sep 2001 05:53:06



Does anyone know if its safe to put a small amount of peroxide *inside* a
dogs ear? I think My dog must have gotten bitten by something during the
night because today Chris noticed he has something similar to a "zit" right
inside his ear. I know it wasn't there yesterday but I checked his ears for
ticks while we were playing. I just feel like I need to put something on it
until I can get him to his regular vet on Tuesday.

Thanks
Emily

 
 
 

OT: dog ear care

Post by nanc » Tue, 18 Sep 2001 05:59:06


<attrib>Mairzydoats and dozydoats, but little "Emily"

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Quote:
> Does anyone know if its safe to put a small amount of peroxide
> *inside* a dogs ear? I think My dog must have gotten bitten by
> something during the night because today Chris noticed he has
> something similar to a "zit" right inside his ear. I know it wasn't
> there yesterday but I checked his ears for ticks while we were
> playing. I just feel like I need to put something on it until I can
> get him to his regular vet on Tuesday.

Same as you'd do with your child.  A small amount of
hydrogen peroxide, mixed with a bit of *** to help
dry it.  Let fizz for a bit, then swab gently with a soft
tissue.  I use it often to just clean the ears of dirt
and wax.

--
nancy

To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists
solutions are things that are still all mixed up. -- grade school
wisdom

 
 
 

OT: dog ear care

Post by Emil » Tue, 18 Sep 2001 06:08:22


Thanks Nancy. I didn't know if it was safe or not. Any ideas what this
problem could be?

Emily


Quote:
> <attrib>Mairzydoats and dozydoats, but little "Emily"

> ...</attrib>

> > Does anyone know if its safe to put a small amount of peroxide
> > *inside* a dogs ear? I think My dog must have gotten bitten by
> > something during the night because today Chris noticed he has
> > something similar to a "zit" right inside his ear. I know it wasn't
> > there yesterday but I checked his ears for ticks while we were
> > playing. I just feel like I need to put something on it until I can
> > get him to his regular vet on Tuesday.

> Same as you'd do with your child.  A small amount of
> hydrogen peroxide, mixed with a bit of *** to help
> dry it.  Let fizz for a bit, then swab gently with a soft
> tissue.  I use it often to just clean the ears of dirt
> and wax.

> --
> nancy

> To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists
> solutions are things that are still all mixed up. -- grade school
> wisdom

 
 
 

OT: dog ear care

Post by Finnega » Tue, 18 Sep 2001 06:35:07


Peroxide won't hurt.  My vet prescribed it when Finnegan had an ear infection
which was particular difficult to clear up.  He was a black lab with a
chocolate lab ear for a bit.
Quote:

> Does anyone know if its safe to put a small amount of peroxide *inside* a
> dogs ear? I think My dog must have gotten bitten by something during the
> night because today Chris noticed he has something similar to a "zit" right
> inside his ear. I know it wasn't there yesterday but I checked his ears for
> ticks while we were playing. I just feel like I need to put something on it
> until I can get him to his regular vet on Tuesday.

> Thanks
> Emily

 
 
 

OT: dog ear care

Post by nanc » Tue, 18 Sep 2001 06:46:43


<attrib>Mairzydoats and dozydoats, but little "Emily"

...</attrib>

Quote:
> Thanks Nancy. I didn't know if it was safe or not. Any ideas what
> this problem could be?

It may be, in fact, a zit ... or one of those fatty growths
that dogs get as they age ... is this an older dog?  My
Chelsea, who is 11, has several fatty bumps on her skin. The
vet said not to worry about them unless they start to grow
in an uneven, cancerous fashion.

Clean the dog's ear out carefully, watch it for a few days.
If it appears to be reddened and inflamed, or if it grows or
darkens, or has ragged edges, take him into the vet.

Quote:

> Emily



>> <attrib>Mairzydoats and dozydoats, but little "Emily"

>> ...</attrib>

>> > Does anyone know if its safe to put a small amount of peroxide
>> > *inside* a dogs ear? I think My dog must have gotten bitten by
>> > something during the night because today Chris noticed he has
>> > something similar to a "zit" right inside his ear. I know it
>> > wasn't there yesterday but I checked his ears for ticks while we
>> > were playing. I just feel like I need to put something on it
>> > until I can get him to his regular vet on Tuesday.

>> Same as you'd do with your child.  A small amount of
>> hydrogen peroxide, mixed with a bit of *** to help
>> dry it.  Let fizz for a bit, then swab gently with a soft
>> tissue.  I use it often to just clean the ears of dirt
>> and wax.

>> --
>> nancy

>> To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists
>> solutions are things that are still all mixed up. -- grade school
>> wisdom

--
nancy

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