Treating a Dog's Itchy Ears

We have a Lab/Husky mix. Our baby is 1 and half years old and recently has started scratching her left ear. We just thought it was the seasons, our Pit/mix does the same. The other day we noticed that the hair on the outer ear was getting thin.

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Since she was raised with our other one she has developed her character and does attack people, so the vet is out. We have read about using vinegar and water 50/50. My youngest son does this 4× a day, but with a large syringe not a dropper. Now since we are using the syringe are we using too much each time. Is that harming her? Should we change to the dropper? We appreciate all of you who prefer home remedies for your pets when possible. I had a Rot who we raised that developed a bad reaction to a vet's treatment and a male also we lost the male quite quickly, but the female lasted a month. It was a horrible time, so thanks again.

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January 26, 20170 found this helpful

If the dog is losing hair, she may have mites, fleas or ticks. Maybe the vet can prescribe medication and you can administer it.

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January 26, 20170 found this helpful

Here's the problem: You don't know if it's ear mites, an infection or what. so how you treat it will depend on what it is, and you don't know what it is.

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You say she has "developed her character" but in reality a Husky Lab mix should be a friendly, people-loving dog. Something is wrong if you don't think so. Was she socialized to people? The crucial age is between 6 weeks and 8 months.

At any rate, get a muzzle and fit it on her just before you bring her into the vet's office. Dogs require veterinary care. Not only must they be vaccinated once a year but other problems will always crop up, as you can see. Infections, allergies, tumors, hip and joint problems, eye injuries, rotten teeth and you name it happens to dogs. Assume you will be going two or three times per year.

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January 28, 20170 found this helpful

It would be best if you carry your pet to the vet and maybe determine what the underlying problem might be. The vet should be able to help with information about a home remedy to try as well as prescription meds.

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There are some good meds to try if you think the problem could be allergies.
You can at least read some comments from vets about solutions:
Zymox is one med sometimes recommended.

www.veterinaryplace.com/.../


www.valleyvethospital.com/.../treatment-options-for-pet-allergy...

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January 29, 20170 found this helpful

It needs to go to the vet. Lots of things cause scratching such as mites, allergies, yeast infection....
And each is treated differently

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February 18, 20170 found this helpful

I soak a cotton wool pad in the solution. Wring it out and then wipe inside the ear. I find that works well

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