Wednesday, February 10, 2010
EAR CARE for DOGS
Groomed a dog today that had really bad yeasty ears and thought it was a good time to post a great homeopathic ear recipe.
“Purple Power Ear Treatment”
16 Oz. (= 0,47 litres) Isopropyl Alcohol
4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%
Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.
NOTE – You will also need to shake solution every time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.
To use, purchase a small “Clairol” squeeze type plastic bottle or a baby ear syringe bottle to dispense solution to affected ears.
TREATMENT: Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all. See your vet.
Shake bottle each time before using.
Put cotton balls or similar absorbent material under their ear.
Flood the ear with solution, (gently squirt bottle), massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue.
Flood again on first treatment, wipe with a tissue,and leave alone without massage.
The dog will shake out the excess which can be wiped with a tissue, cotton ball, etc as the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics.
SCHEDULE of treatment is as follows:
Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks depending upon severity of ears
Treat 1x per day for the next 1-2 weeks
Treat 1x per month (or even less frequently, depending on the dog)
All of these ingredients should be available at a pharmacy or local Wal-Mart. Wintergreen alcohol can be used for extra soothing. Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear while Gentian Violet is an anti-infection agent.
The solution appears to work well on any and all ear problems from mites to wax to cankers.
After the 2nd or 3rd day you can clean out the ear with a Q- tip or cotton balls.