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Smelly Black "Tar" in a Dog's Ears

I have a Pom Chi (Pomeranian Chihuahua mix) That has black smelly tar stuff in both ears and I cannot afford the vet. Now before the judging starts, I would just like to say I wasn't looking to get a dog I know I can't afford one but I found this poor tiny puppy in a trash can. No, I wasn't digging in a trash can, I was walking by and heard it crying, there was no way was I going to just keep walking.
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I found him in a fast food bag, along with food wrappers, he was dehydrated and very sickly. He looked about 6 weeks old. I got him his shots and healthy again, I even brush his teeth. He's now 2 years old and this is the first health issue I have had with him. If anybody knows a way I can fix his ear infection, please tell me. He cries when I touch his ear and it's all packed deep down in his ear, black tar stuff. I tried ACV and water and it didn't do any good. I clean his ears regularly and dry them so I don't know how this occurred, I can't stand seeing him like this.

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August 23, 20170 found this helpful

It's probably a fungal infection that needs topical antibiotics

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February 14, 20180 found this helpful

Listen everybody that can't afford to take their dog to the veterinarian my Yorkie had the same thing it is a yeast infection that is what the black stuff is you do not have to take him to the vet you can order the exact medication online for $15 I paid the vet $80. Save yourself some money you can buy the product on line otibiotic ointment.

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Also if it's not treated as soon as possible the dog could get internal ear infection and would have to be put down from this he would lose all movement of his bodily functions. Due to the inner ear canal being totally damaged so please keep posting this if anybody is reading it to other people know they can afford to get the medication they need thank you Maggie Reygers

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May 16, 20180 found this helpful

COLLOIDIAL SILVER WORKS BETTER THAN ANYTHING A VET WILL GIVE YOU AND IT'S ALL NATURAL. GO TO AMAZON LOOK FOR THE HOLISTIC PET BRAND IN BLUE BOTTLE. ABOUT 35.00 A BOTTLE. CLEAN HER EARS WITH IT AND PUT ABOUT A TEASPOON IN EACH EAR FOR SEVERAL DAYS. IT WORKS ON ALL PETS EVERYTIME.

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January 21, 20190 found this helpful

I have a Pom that has the same problem with the black tar been going to vet monthly they did had to put him to sleep to do a deep cleaning because they said the pain would be too much for him to handle now 30 days later 1 of the ears is bad again he is walking sideways I have another appointment today for him doctor says allergies but may have to be sent off and be analyzed by the university very frustrating will see what happens today

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October 14, 20190 found this helpful

That smelly, black thing might be dog ear tar. This is one of the secretions dog ear has. The best way to address this is by talking to a vet first.

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Check whether you need to use special drops. When that is cleared, check out this list for products that you can use for regular cleaning (to prevent tar): goldenretrieverlove.com/.../

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August 23, 20170 found this helpful

You could try a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear for a couple days. If it doesn't get better and the dog is uncomfortable, call the vet.

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October 3, 20170 found this helpful

Try antibiotic cream fusibet it's cheep and just use dry clean cotton wool to clean them out other than that canastan cream what u can get for thrush if it's a yeast build up it will do same thing try olive oil drops if it's just wax to flush it out if none of that works then it has to be the vet

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August 23, 20170 found this helpful

It most likely will require a vet trip. We often fill prescriptions for dogs where I work. Often a steroid and antifungals, either oral or a cream are used. The medications are cheap.

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Some vets have the medication on hand and give it to you at the office. If left untreated, it can spread to their feet (from scratching) and to the entire body, and then the antifungal shampoos have to be used and they are not so cheap.

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August 24, 20171 found this helpful

I have one Bichon that seems to get this in his ears all the time. It is a simple treatment that you can do at home. You will need some baby oil and a syringe. You will put a little bit of the oil in the syringe and put this in the dog's ear. You will need to repeat this for 3 days. Then after this you will do it every 3 days for 3 more weeks. Use a Q-Tip to clean the outer edges of the dog's ear. Do not dig deep into the ear. Only clean around the surface of the ear.

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Your dog has ear mites and if left untreated, can cause damage to his hearing. I also have rabbits and this happens to them. A while back, I wrote an article about how to treat ear mites in a rabbit's ear. It is the same with a dog.

When adding the baby oil to the ear make sure you don't add too much. Only a drop or two is plenty. You don't want to soak his ear. You just want to kill the mites in his ear. I have to do this to my dog about once every 9 months. I only have one dog that gets these in his ear. It is foul smelling and really looks like tar.

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August 29, 20170 found this helpful

It does sound like an ear infection, which can be from fungus, ear mites, yeast infection, bacteria or both. If it is not treated effectively it can result in much pain for your dog, along with loss of hearing or inner ear damage leaving the dog in a state of constant dizziness for the remainder of its life.

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Since the problem you describe can be a number of things you may really need to have a vet diagnose the problem. Do you have any pet clinics in your area? Usually they are much, much cheaper than a vet visit. Or have you called your local humane society? They usually have some services available for nominal fees. Try Google with pet clinics and your zip code and maybe there is one near you.

Yeasty ears: mix 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and organic apple cider vinegar into a small spray bottle. Spray the mixture into ear daily until the yeast buildup dies away; it usually takes 2-3 days. After spraying the mixture into the ears, allow it to set for 15 minutes, then gently clean her ear using a damp (very damp) tissue. Then massage coconut oil (or olive oil) - just a small amount - into ears. Continue this mixture for 2-3 more days.

If it is yeast, normally ear problems go hand in hand with a food allergy....That said, if you are feeding a high grain diet (Grocery store diet), then it could be part of the problem. Grains (Carbohydrates) turn to sugar in the system and Yeast feeds off of sugar. If this is the case, a change of diet will be of benefit for him.

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If treating for ear mites and you need to do something right now then what poehere recommended is a good start but you can also use coconut oil or olive oil (olive oil is very good) as the oil will bring the mites out and it smothers them.

Please do not use Q-tips as these can damage your dog's ear canal & use cotton balls to wipe around the inside (gently).

There are a couple of good products available from pet stores, Wal-Mart type stores and on-line. The most often used for all types of ear problems are Wally's ear oil and Zymox.

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February 22, 20180 found this helpful

I have 2 dogs. Black lab who gets eye infections once in a while and a beagle who gets the ear infections. At least once a year for both. I used to run to the vet which usually was $160 by time your out the door for check over and meds. Someone turned me on to colloidal silver. $20 for a bottle and problem solved. Initially put an eye dropper full right in infected ear or eye and then on food for about a week. Clears it up guaranteed

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July 26, 20180 found this helpful

Zymox can be bought through Amazon or at some local pet stores. You can get the one with 1% hydrocortisone. Its good for bacterial and yeast infections in ears. Has worked great for my dog for years. You have to catch it as early as you can. Zymix also has an ear cleanser to use one the infection is cleared up. Help this helps

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April 26, 20190 found this helpful

Youll have to get his ears irrigated under sedation. Now some vets will give you a pill based on dogs size and you can do it at home-which is cheaper. Irrigate with syringe, then clean with qtips and be thorough but dont go into horizontal ear canal. Stay vertical. You have to keep the ears dry.

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