I have shared this with several people, all of whom reported success.
Perhaps it will be the solution you’ve been seeking.
“This formula has been handed down from a wonderful veterinarian, now deceased.
Many have also found it effective for cuts, fungus between toes and small tumor-like cysts, but it must be faithfully done as instructed. I would remind you that ears are very sensitive and your dog may appreciate having it warmed up a bit. I’ve found the best way to warm up the solution is to place it in a cup or glass of warm water for half an hour or so.
Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.
You will also need to shake solution every time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.
To use, purchase the “Clairol” type plastic bottle to dispense solution to affected ears.
1) Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore: do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all. Just flush and then wait until inflammation has subsided, which will be about two days.
2) Warm the solution (as instructed above) and shake the bottle each time before using it for treatment,.
3) Flood the ear with solution (gently squirt bottle).
4) Massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue.
5) On first treatment: flood the ear twice, wipe with a tissue, and leave alone without massage.
6) The dog will shake out the excess, which can be wiped with a tissue
Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all. Wait until inflammation has subsided which will be about 2 days.
Shake the bottle each time before using. 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; the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics.
All of these ingredients should be available at a pharmacy. The Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear. The Gentian Violet Solution is an anti-infection agent. The solution appears to work well on any and all ear problems from mites to wax to canker. After the second or third you can clean out the ear with a Q-tip or cotton balls. Their success rate for this treatment is 95-99%. Those who do not succeed have usually not done the treatment long enough or have not been regular about it.
Dogs on the verge of ear canal surgery have been returned to normal with only the regular follow-up treatment to keep the ear healthy. If an infection seems to be remaining in the treated ear after the above course of treatment, you may also have some Pseudomonas bacteria in the site. This can be eradicated by using a gentle flush of raw apple cider vinegar and water (warm). Use 2 Tablespoons of vinegar to one cup of water, 2x per week.
They have found the Blue Power Solution to be effective for treating fungus-type infections on the feet and elsewhere on the dog, for cuts on dogs or people, and for hot spots. You may find other uses for this simple anti-infective agent. Remember it is for external use only and be careful not to get into the eyes.
DO THIS TREATMENT OUTSIDE! THIS CAN DIE YOUR WALLS AND EVERYTHING ELSE IT COMES IN CONTACT WITH.
After they get their initial head shakes out of the way he should be fine to be inside.
*I am not a doctor, Vet or any type of health care professional.
Always check your dog’s ears carefully before cleaning them. If you notice any swelling, redness, unusual heat or foul smell, or if your dog pulls away from you when you touch his ear, have your vet check for an infection. Don’t put off getting medical treatment. Infections can lead to small ulcers in the ear, bleeding and loss of hearing, so don’t take an ear infection lightly. When cleaning your dog’s ears, always be sure the eardrum is intact. Your vet will check your dog’s eardrums during a regular physical, and advise you on how to clean your dog’s ears.
To a 1/2 teaspoon of boric acid add 2 ounces of white vinegar. Add in a few drops of rubbing alcohol and a few drops of povidone-iodine. Shake to mix. If you are concerned about staining by the povidone-iodine, or don’t like its smell, you can omit it. Because of the presence of the alcohol, this preparation is good for after swimming. Saturate a cotton ball, gauze or washcloth with the preparation and wipe the inside of your dog’s ear with it. Wipe again with a clean, damp washcloth.
Some groomers and pet owners swear by apple cider vinegar and water alone. Fearing the alcohol to be too harsh or drying for their dogs’ ears, some owners prefer to omit it. To make a vinegar and water solution, mix 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar to 2/3 cup of lukewarm water. Wipe the visible part of the inside of your dog’s ear with the solution, using a cotton ball or soft cloth.
If you are only seeking to remove excess wax, and your dog’s ears are not too dirty, you can use a few drops of almond, mineral or olive oil to loosen the wax. Place a few drops on the visible part of the ear, give it time to loosen the wax, and allow your dog to shake his head to spread the oil. Clean the wax and oil out with a soft, clean cloth or cotton balls.
Dr. Lorraine Kassarjian, a South Florida veterinarian, has developed her own favorite recipe for homemade ear cleaner. She says “find a bottle with a nozzle, like the kind used to color hair, and make sure it’s well cleaned out and dry. Next, add half white vinegar, half hydrogen peroxide and a splash of alcohol. Mix it up and use it as an ear cleaner for dirty ears. If there is any chance there is an infection, I use a medicated flush with antibiotic properties.” As with the other preparations, use the preparation to saturate a cloth and wipe out the visible part of the ear. Follow the recommendations of your dog’s veterinarian if you detect signs of ear problems.
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