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Old 10-05-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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This is an old stanby that has made the rounds for a long time - you can get the gentian violet from a pharmacist. But I know dogs with severe chronic infections for which this does not work. I had a dog with allergies and really it took changing his food.

It is known as purple power - boric acid and alchohol both attack bacteria. Gentian Violet is a fungicide [they used to paint kids' mouths with it for thrush which is a yeast infection of the mouth]

For mild infections I have used acid alcohol [vinegar + alcohol equal parts = used it all the times on my kids as they were competetive swimmers]

But if it is really painful I would check with a vet because they can scratch the ears up with their paws and any of these will sting like the dickens.

Ear solution
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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No. I didn't. I want to know where to get over the counter medicine for ear infections in dogs. I don't have the answer to that. Clearly you don't either.

Funny how nobody sees how ridiculous it is that women can treat infections without going to the doctors but dog owners can't.
I simply thought that a snippy response was uncalled for. You don't need to go to a vet to treat most ear infections in dogs. You can buy OTC ear wash at pet supply stores or you could go for a brand name like "Summers Eve". It's all the same stuff. Vinegar.

Certainly, humans can go to the drug store and pick up OTC meds to treat athletes foot, jock itch and yeast infections - but I've never seen an OTC treatment for EAR INFECTIONS in humans either. That's generally something you go see an ENT for. Maybe it isn't so surprising that the canine equivalent seems difficult to come by.

Just a thought...
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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This is an old stanby that has made the rounds for a long time - you can get the gentian violet from a pharmacist. But I know dogs with severe chronic infections for which this does not work. I had a dog with allergies and really it took changing his food.

It is known as purple power - boric acid and alchohol both attack bacteria. Gentian Violet is a fungicide [they used to paint kids' mouths with it for thrush which is a yeast infection of the mouth]

For mild infections I have used acid alcohol [vinegar + alcohol equal parts = used it all the times on my kids as they were competetive swimmers]

But if it is really painful I would check with a vet because they can scratch the ears up with their paws and any of these will sting like the dickens.

Ear solution
Thanks for the suggestions, Grannynancy!

I'm a little afraid to try alcohol because it would hurt if there is a cut.

Do you think that's why vinegar and hydrogen peroxide is an alternative since hydrogen peroxide is less likely to burn?

btw, I know his problem isn't food. He's allergic to rageweed and gets an ear infection every fall.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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I simply thought that a snippy response was uncalled for.
Funny. I thought your second post was snippy and uncalled for.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, Grannynancy!

I'm a little afraid to try alcohol because it would hurt if there is a cut.

Do you think that's why vinegar and hydrogen peroxide is an alternative since hydrogen peroxide is less likely to burn?

btw, I know his problem isn't food. He's allergic to rageweed and gets an ear infection every fall.
You put vinegar on a cut and see what you think. I think it hurts every bit as bad as alcohol. For a seasonal allergy they make ear cleaner/moisturizers/dryers - little bottles at petsmart but our vet had a pint bottle that was cheap and worked really well.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:44 PM
 
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Default yest infection

have two labradors, mom and pup, and both have yeast infections in both ears, no other manifestation

went to vet previously and 700.00 later murphy cured, and it was diet and medication

have to drive 70 miles for $70.00 a bag dogfood, and if that is what it needs then that is what it needs

however i feel that over the counter something has to work
specialist vet is 190 mile round trip and costly

wife and i are trying to use commercial feminine yeast medication started today???

comments??

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Old 11-09-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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Please take the dog to the vet . The worst thing you can do is medicate at home . Im not being ugly here when I say this but if you cant afford a vet , you really dont need to own a dog , cat or any animal because lets face it , animals cost money . Please take the time and take the animal to the vet .
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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i have taken to vet, but the vet is 190 mile round trip, my compaint is not the cost nor the effort but the lack of being able to get the same medications that i have to drive 190 miles for. my income (which is quite adequate) is not the issue the dog is. but being practical is also the issue

economics of whether or not i can afford the dogs is not a issue. i can afford the vet, but am tired of doing the return thing every six months..

had one vet call it swimmers ear and got lecture about dog and swimming, i told him he better check again and yeast infections is not swimmers ear, nor did i pay his 90.00 vet bill. this will be settled in a civil court

the diet change was the issue that helped the most, but it came back.. surely there are other foods than Iams veterinary formulae 70.00 us dollars for 30 lbs

your advice madam is quite worthless.. these are dogs, dogs eat food, i do not buy cheap cereal type foods that only fill the belly and have no value at all.. but 70.00 for 30 lbs is not practical, there has to be other options and other medications

your answer quite frankly not worth reading
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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i have taken to vet, but the vet is 190 mile round trip, my compaint is not the cost nor the effort but the lack of being able to get the same medications that i have to drive 190 miles for. my income (which is quite adequate) is not the issue the dog is. but being practical is also the issue

economics of whether or not i can afford the dogs is not a issue. i can afford the vet, but am tired of doing the return thing every six months..

had one vet call it swimmers ear and got lecture about dog and swimming, i told him he better check again and yeast infections is not swimmers ear, nor did i pay his 90.00 vet bill. this will be settled in a civil court

the diet change was the issue that helped the most, but it came back.. surely there are other foods than Iams veterinary formulae 70.00 us dollars for 30 lbs

your advice madam is quite worthless.. these are dogs, dogs eat food, i do not buy cheap cereal type foods that only fill the belly and have no value at all.. but 70.00 for 30 lbs is not practical, there has to be other options and other medications

your answer quite frankly not worth reading
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but....Iams is garbage.
Your right there are much better foods out there and will cost a tad less. I have no idea what Iams your feeding...so I just picked one....and it is rated 1....6 being the best. So, it was one of the lowest of the lows. Other Iams were listed in the same catagory.
Dog Food Reviews - Iams ProActive Health Active Maturity Large Breed - Powered by ReviewPost

http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/


Check here to see just what Iams your using is rated.
Iams appears to be filled with nothing but fillers.
If your looking for a high quality dog food, Wellness Core, Blue Bufallo Wilderness, Evo, Taste of the Wild are all great foods and rated highly.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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this is vet formulae recomended by vet and only sold in vet offices

i described the food as vet formula

who said anything about Iams ProActive Health ???




potato, herring, catfish,
no cereal listed, funny this is the food that eliminated with medications that the specialist from Duke University prescribed

but to you it is garbage??

so your answer is Iams is garbage, use this other stuff, but still no medications suggestions, funny dogs been eating food for jillions of years without yeast infections WHY??

not much help
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