Chronic Ear infections & Problems...

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Spencer- (Rest in- Peace)

Rest in Peace...- I Love you!!!!
Barked: Fri Mar 7, '08 6:51am PST 
I am looking for help/advice on what I can do for my poor boy Spencer. We have been to 2 different vets and without any relief... My boys ears are swollen and look like califlower as I have heard someone describe it. I clean his ears daily and found some products to try to help relieve the infection. We have been prescribed oral and drop antibotics..no improvement.. I hope some of you other dog lovers can help me..
Thank you in advance..

-Nothing better- than a warm- puppy-
Barked: Wed Mar 12, '08 5:50pm PST 

I have a Cocker Spaniel and have done ample research on their ears since I know this can be a huge problem. My first recommendation is food- try changing his food to a grain-free such as: Orijen or Timberwolf Ocean Blue and see if by switching his food you have better luck with his ears. My next recommendation will be to get a scruntchy and tie his ears up on top of his head to allow air circulation. If he's not used to this you may want to try for 1 minute this first day and keep him busy and increase to 15 mins a day until he gets used to the idea of his ears being tied up. I have never had a problem with ears on either of my Cockers (knock on wood) however I believe it has all to do with food and also with air circulation. Lastly I would stop cleaning his ears everyday since you need him to build up an immunity to not having his ears cleaned. By cleaning his ears everyday you are getting rid of some natural bacterias that he needs. Good Luck and hope this helps!

I'm the boss!
Barked: Thu Mar 13, '08 11:56am PST 
Try this http://zimfamilycockers.com/EarCleaner.html


Doodles...The- Lizard Hunter
Barked: Thu Apr 10, '08 5:03pm PST 
Doodles has Chronic Ear infections and problems. He will not let me
muggle him to do his ears. To many Vet visits. We are at that point his canal ways are close that you can not clean the ears. I'm going to have a Total Ear Canel Ablatation done. Its expensive but his life will be so much better without the pain and his dispostion will change, No pain! I'm having it done at AVS in Maitland are Specialists. snoopy