Our expert says:
All you can do is make the ear cleaning a positive experience. Initially touch the ear without trying to medicate the ear and at the same time give a positive reward such as a treat...this is going to take a period of time before you can eventually put the medication in.
The other thing that you should note is that the ears are probably painful and it might be advisable for the clinician to give you some pain relief...this will cost extra. In addition it might be a good idea to put on prednisolone / antihistamine to reduce the inflammation
Generally the most important thing is to constantly check the ears to see if they are dirty before the development of clinical signs. Ear problems can be associated with skin allergies such as food anditmight be a good idea to put your dog on a novel protein diet for 10 weeks to see if there is an improvement.
Eventually you should clean the ears on a regular basis with a good quality ear cleaner - I use Epiotic/Otoclean..it appears to give the best results.
I hope this is helpfull
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