I have a 7 year old Blue Tick with terrible skin problems and ear infections. The vet continuously prescribes steroid shots and antibiotics. As soon as the antibiotics are finished, we are back to square one. We have changed foods to a grain free and have started giving her raw goats milk. Any suggestions? I know she is completely miserable.
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Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Allie (Bc, Canada) on 06/09/2013
[YEA] For those dogs with itchy ears, ear infections.... I have a holistic dog consultant that helped me greatly. She recommened two main things: proper food - no corn, soy, or grain; and a deworming with Black Walnut. You can get Black Walnut at your health food store - my dog is 55 lbs, and I use 20 drops Black Walnut, in a syringe and into her mouth every day for 5 DAYS, then stop for 3 weeks, and then do it again for 5 DAYS. Right into your dogs mouth with the syringe and squirt it in. It tastes bad so putting it on their food won't work. ALSO, rotating food as well.... Switch from a chicken blend, to a lamb blend (lamb is actually best tolerated) to a fish blend, and round and round. Do a gradual switch though - so blend the new food into the old gradually increasing for about a week which gives your dogs digestive system a chance to adjust to the change otherwise you will have diahrrea and stomach upset. Good Luck!Replied by Jr
Approval Ratings WARNING! (1) 100% Posted by Stella (Ohio)
[WARNING!] How potent is Joy dish-soap? Here's a little Food for Thought; A few yrs back when my dog had an ear infection the ointment that was used got on his fur & wouldn't come out for nothing so the Groomer used J...dish-soap and Yes it took the ointment out of his hair but also took the hair out along with it. Needless to say my dog still has a bald spot and the hair hasn't even attempted to grow back... Maybe J...dish-soap is the answer we've all been looking for, for hair removal on our legs & armpits.
Approval Ratings YEA (3) 100% Posted by Joeybluesmom (San Diego, Ca) on 07/31/2011
[YEA] Oh my goodness, I just have to get on here and say thank you for this website!!!!!! I thought my dog was going deaf. He hadn't been able to respond to anything for about 5 days and I just thought it was old age... My dog is currently on Tom's mange treatment and just developed a nasty ear infection of which at the age of 11 he has never had. Poor guy. So, I jumped on earth clinic to see if there was a cure for ear infections that I could do from home. Sure enough, vinegar and water! Go figure. So, I made a 50/50 solution of the white distilled and water and used a medicine dropper and filled his ear with it. I rubbed that hollow area from the outside for a few seconds and let him shake his head to get the excess out. And guess what? Within a few minutes he was responding to everything we said! I almost cried. I've never been so happy to hear my dog growl and bark when we say "Here, Kitty kitty"!! There are no words. My heart is so happy right now. If I hadn't seen it myself, I'm not sure I would have believed it.Posted by Tom (S.Salem, NY) on 07/28/2009
[YEA] I have a rescue pit bull which has had chronic ear infections since she was about 5 months old. Since the first infection I have administered nothing but pure white vinegar. This always works and usually in a short time. I lay the dog down using voice commands (For this routine she is very reluctant but obedient, ALWAYS offering the good ear and I have to flip her). From here I almost fill the ear canal w/the vinegar (Which is warmed in hot tap water). I then massage the ear for up to 2 minutes(Listening for the gurgling in the canal to know I'm getting it all), drain, wipe it out with cotton balls cleaning all of the ear.Thoroughly dry when finished. I then put a very light coating of olive oil or bag balm on the skin (Administered w/fingertip). I have spoken to vets who agree this is a good remedy because the vinegar will balance the ear's atmosphere and the oil may kill bacteria. I never heard of using any water mix with the vinegar. My concern is that the water or a moist atmosphere (Like in humans) is what causes a lot of infections. I also never heard of using ACV just white. I like the idea of adding rubbing alcohol to help dry the ear but this will also burn the skin that is often damaged from scratching or rubbing.Replied by Bruckey
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