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Quintzy’s Ear Protocol

by Quintzy’s owner, Phyllis

The information contained on this site is in no way intended to replace that of proper veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is meant to provide resource, so that we can better understand canine health related issues.
(Disclaimer -  Quintzy's owner is neither a medical doctor nor a veterinarian.  Check ear protocol with your Vet to make sure it's okay for your pet.)
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Quintzy’s Ear Protocol General maintenance (as needed) 1. Trim hair around opening to ear canal. 2. Trim hair on underside of earflap. 3. Trim cheek hair (hidden under flap). 4. Pluck hair from inside of ear canal using hemostat. 5. If Pooch has been swimming, use vinegar/alcohol flush as necessary to dry the ear canals Maintenance schedule and prophylactic treatment CAUTION: Do NOT use this procedure if Pooch has a perforated eardrum.  Consult veterinarian for appropriate treatment. 1. Twice weekly, examine ears for general appearance, including presence of excess dark wax and sniff ears to make sure they smell normal. 2. If ear flaps are dirty, wipe gently using a cotton ball moistened with mineral oil. 3. Once weekly (e.g., every Monday), flush ears with a 50:50 mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol (the rubbing alcohol is usually a 70% solution, so the net concentration of alcohol in the mixture is approximately 35%). Fill each ear canal with the vinegar/alcohol mixture and massage gentle to ensure that the liquid gets all the way down into the canal. Then allow Pooch to shake out the excess. 4. Once weekly (e.g., every Thursday), treat ears with Zymox Otic, hydrocortisone- free.  Insert a few drops of Zymox into each ear canal and massage gently to ensure that the Zymox gets down into the canal. Treatment for yeast or bacterial ear infection CAUTION: Do NOT use this procedure if Pooch has a perforated eardrum. Consult veterinarian for appropriate treatment. 1. Never use vinegar/alcohol flush on an infected ear. 2. Daily, for 1-2 weeks or until ear is back to normal, treat infected ear with Zymox Otic Hydrocortisone (1%). Do not use any other ear treatment or rinse solution while treating ear with Zymox, as ingredients in other medications might interfere with action of Zymox enzyme system. 3. As needed, gently wipe away excess dirt or wax from earflap using cotton ball moistened with mineral oil. (..)
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The information contained on this site is in no way intended to replace that of proper veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is meant to provide resource, so that we can better understand canine health related issues.
Fun Stuff Care & Feeding Forum & Community Grooming
(Disclaimer -  Quintzy's owner is neither a medical doctor nor a veterinarian.  Check ear protocol with your Vet to make sure it's okay for your pet.)

Quintzy’s Ear Protocol

by Quintzy’s owner, Phyllis

Quintzy’s Ear Protocol General maintenance (as needed) 1. Trim hair around opening to ear canal. 2. Trim hair on underside of earflap. 3. Trim cheek hair (hidden under flap). 4. Pluck hair from inside of ear canal using hemostat. 5. If Pooch has been swimming, use vinegar/alcohol flush as necessary to dry the ear canals Maintenance schedule and prophylactic treatment CAUTION: Do NOT use this procedure if Pooch has a perforated eardrum.  Consult veterinarian for appropriate treatment. 1. Twice weekly, examine ears for general appearance, including presence of excess dark wax and sniff ears to make sure they smell normal. 2. If ear flaps are dirty, wipe gently using a cotton ball moistened with mineral oil. 3. Once weekly (e.g., every Monday), flush ears with a 50:50 mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol (the rubbing alcohol is usually a 70% solution, so the net concentration of alcohol in the mixture is approximately 35%). Fill each ear canal with the vinegar/alcohol mixture and massage gentle to ensure that the liquid gets all the way down into the canal. Then allow Pooch to shake out the excess. 4. Once weekly (e.g., every Thursday), treat ears with Zymox Otic, hydrocortisone-free.  Insert a few drops of Zymox into each ear canal and massage gently to ensure that the Zymox gets down into the canal. Treatment for yeast or bacterial ear infection CAUTION: Do NOT use this procedure if Pooch has a perforated eardrum. Consult veterinarian for appropriate treatment. 1. Never use vinegar/alcohol flush on an infected ear. 2. Daily, for 1-2 weeks or until ear is back to normal, treat infected ear with Zymox Otic Hydrocortisone (1%). Do not use any other ear treatment or rinse solution while treating ear with Zymox, as ingredients in other medications might interfere with action of Zymox enzyme system. 3. As needed, gently wipe away excess dirt or wax from earflap using cotton ball moistened with mineral oil.