|Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 12:43pm PST |
|So my dog has a problem with ear infections. He gets them maybe once or twice a year without fail. I’ve tried everything the vet has recommended. I clean his ears weekly. I usually use a store-bought ear cleaning formula, but I’ve also tried a white vinegar/water mix. Nothing has ever made a difference, but I’m always looking for new solutions.
My dad told me about a friend of his whose dog had an ear infection. They were using the plain gold colored Listerine to treat it and the infection was going away. He said they started by just putting the Listerine on a cotton ball and wiping the ear but when they noticed it was helping they began dropping a few drops into his ear canal and the infection cleared right up. He also said that this dog was deaf to begin with so they weren’t concerned about any potential side effects to his hearing.
I’ve googled Listerine and found mixed comments on the web. Some people said it worked like a charm for both cleaning ears and treating infection while others advised against it. I’m wondering what you all think? Does anyone here have experience with this? Capone’s ears are looking good at the moment, but I’m wondering if I should start using the Listerine as his regular ear cleaner to help avoid future infections. Or if it does work, should it only be used as a treatment when he has an infection? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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