Posted by: Rudy | 2008-11-28

daschund dirty ears

Does one need to clean daschund dirty ears inside or is this normal. If needs cleaning what should one use.

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Dear Rudy

There are a few choices. I like Oti-clear. If you use it twice a week the ears should be fine.

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Posted by: Chill | 2008-11-28

All dogs can get ear problems, though dogs with droopy ears like daschunds are probably more susceptible.

Yes, you do need to clean them, as cybervet says - and you also need to know that if you' ve cleaned them as recommended for a couple of weeks and the ears remain dirty or smelly, then there' s a good chance that they are infected, possibly by mites, in which case a vet visit may be necessary. Ear problems can become chronic if not treated properly.

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