|Barked: Sun Oct 19, '08 4:55pm PST |
|I have never had a dog whose ears needed cleaning until Moira came into my life in July. She is Border Collie and Beagle, so he her ears stand up very slightly, then hang down like a a Beagle's, but not nearly as long. When the vet examined her when I got her, he said her ears were very dirty, but nothing nasty in them. I got them clean, but they don't stay clean.
We walk a lot, part of it in the woods and in the park with old vegetation. Moira is very close to the ground when walking . That little Beagle nose is very busy. She and Lily also kick up some dirt playing outside where they have torn up the grass with their feet, but that is mostly black dirt.
Enough background - my question is; What color is dog's ear wax? What I am cleaning out is a dark reddish brown. No blood - it doesn't stain a wet cotton ball. No 'coffee grounds' like a mite description. Just dark wax and dirt. I can have the Dr check if needed, but if this is normal for a dog who gets dirty ears, I'd like to know.
Any input will be appreciated. Thank you.
Edited by author Sun Oct 19, '08 4:56pm PST
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