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Now Caue's Dad Too!
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I noticed last night that Caue's left ear is full of nice black wax and it seems to be bothering him. I cleaned it with my finger and a paper towel but it is still oozing and sounds squishy when you rub it. Is there anything I can pick up at the drug store to ease his discomfort until I can get him to the vet on Monday? He is shaking his head a lot and I don't want him to get a hematoma on his ear from shaking.
 

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My guess is ear mites since his other ear is clean as a whistle. His ears are normally very clean.
 

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Makr up Heather's (Arcane) Healthy Ear Recipe and start him on it. It's very soothing and should help whether fungal or bacterial. I'll go do a search and repost it.
 

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Here it is. Mix it up well, and I'd use 2-3 times day.

Healthy Ear Recipe (from Arcane)

1 tube Monistat (generic is fine)
1 tube Polysporin (use the real deal - it's inexpensive)
1 tube Cortaid (generic works here as well)

Use tubes of similar size. Mix all three together in a container that can
be closed well. It takes a bit to incorporate because the Polysporin is a
bit like Vaseline. Once incorporated, it stays mixed.

If ears are gunky, inflamed or smell bad, start with using a pea sized
dollop twice a day. Use your finger to gently push it into the ear. Rub.
Dogs will only shake their heads once or twice! It's a creamy, very
soothing mixture. Once you have the ears under control, lessen how often
you use it till you're only using it once a week. Once a week keeps ears
from getting bad again.

My doctor (human) is the one that came up with this as her dogs were having ear issues that weren't really under control from the things her vet was prescribing! Anyone that I know that has gone to using it has had
remarkable results and the dogs are much happier and SAFER than using
anything with alcohol in it. I was told by my vet that alcohol just dries
the ear out - which includes drying out the ear drum AND that if there is
even the tiniest of perforations in that ear drum, it can let alcohol down
into the middle ear where it can do permanent damage. That's why this cream is SOOOOO good! There's nothing "liquid" about it. It goes in and melts it's way down to where it's needed. No alcohol to cause drying or damage and it will take care of anything yeast, bacterial etc...
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Thanks so much Betty. I'm out the door to pick up the ingredients. I'm sure Cuae will appreciate the relief too.
 

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Rob..... you are a true good Daddy. Didn't even think twice about buying Monostat for dear Caue. I would love to see the looks in the check out line when you're saying, "OH.... it's for my dog." ROFL
 

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I certainly hope Rob isn't embarrassed to buy the Monistat heehhee he might get a few looks at the checkout counter ROFL
 

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Picked up the stuff and mixed it up and it is in his ear. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks again.
 

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<---- Andy Farmer!
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Its a girl thing!!!! Can't wait until Rob gets back from the store and types the label of the monistat and says "you guys made me buy THIS????"
 

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Rob..... you are a true good Daddy. Didn't even think twice about buying Monostat for dear Caue. I would love to see the looks in the check out line when you're saying, "OH.... it's for my dog." ROFL
Of course I had no idea what Monostat was until I asked for directions and saw what aisle they sent me to. Thankfully the store was quiet while I was there. :p:
 

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Thank goodness you didn't need a price check! :D

"Price check in the feminine products aisle for the guy holding the box of Monistat!"

Seriously....you are a great dog dad Rob! I hope Caue is feeling better soon!
 

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Thank goodness you didn't need a price check! :D

"Price check in the feminine products aisle for the guy holding the box of Monistat!"

Seriously....you are a great dog dad Rob! I hope Caue is feeling better soon!
THAT is hilarious!!! Mr Mom!
 
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