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Hello all,
I was going to make up my own ear wash for my pugs ears and I have found a homemade remedy. It consists of Vinegar and water, my question is "How much should I put in his ears? Should I just put a couple of drops in or use it as a wash?

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Jason
 

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I use half witch hazel and half plain listerine. That way, no water can be left in the ear to encourage bacteria.

What I do, is dip a cottonball in it, then gently squeeze a few drops in the ear as I wipe it out.
 

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I use a solution of witch hazel, gentian violet, and boric acid. I put in 10 drops per ear and squish it around for a little while and then let him shake it out. Give it a good wipe with a cotton ball when its all out. I have a large breed dog so adjust down for a little guy.
 

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I use a solution of 50% Witch Hazel, 50% Distilled White Vinegar. For ear infections, yeast or bacterial, I use the formula with Witch Hazel, Gentian Violet Solution, and Boric Acid Powder.
 

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Yep the Blue power ear wash. Best stuff I've used. Careful the Gentian violet will stain if it gets on anything so be aware.

http://www.dogforums.com/13-dog-health-questions/6964-blue-power-ear-wash.html

Note: If your dogs are sensitive to the alcohol you can substitute like I do and the previous poster with Witch Hazel. Also you may or may not have trouble finding the boric acid and or Gentian Violet. Some pharmacies will stock it others will order it for you. I know Walmart will.
 

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Yep the Blue power ear wash. Best stuff I've used. Careful the Gentian violet will stain if it gets on anything so be aware.

Note: If your dogs are sensitive to the alcohol you can substitute like I do and the previous poster with Witch Hazel. Also you may or may not have trouble finding the boric acid and or Gentian Violet. Some pharmacies will stock it others will order it for you. I know Walmart will.
This is a great treatment for the common yeast and bacterial ear infections. My pooch spends a lot of time in the water and treating the yeasty funk is a regular feature of our routine. It is best to get the veterinarian's verdict on the specific disorder before starting treatment.

Witch Hazel seems to work very well and there is no need for undue concern about the dog having scratched the inside of the ear before introducing alcohol. Expect to see some real action if you make that mistake. Be sure to get the USP Boric Acid, and not the big can of stuff labeled for roach control. Ask the pharmacist for the Gentian Violet as your typical 20-something pharmacist's assistant has never heard of it. Gentian Violet and Mercurichrome used to be in every home.
 
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