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Old 12-13-2012, 07:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Another question. Using the ACV & coconut oil method, how long does it usually take to go away and how longer after it goes away should I treat it? I'd like to make sure it doesn't come back again if that's possible.
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Usually I clean the ears using the 50/50 ACV every time I would usually clean the ears. With Kippah thats about 1 once per month but every dog is different
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Thanks! Will add this to the routine stuff.

You know it's funny how each dog brings it's own needs. With Riley he ended up needing heart meds, Mason has anxiety but is healthy otherwise, Logan has his food allergy issues, and now miss Abby is showing me all about yeast infections. Never a dull moment! LOL
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I know each dog has its own thing! Have you thought about melatonin for anxiety?
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Just a quick question.... Has it been cold and windy where you are as of late? I'm just wondering if it could be chapped skin due to weather changes?

Just a thought...
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I know each dog has its own thing! Have you thought about melatonin for anxiety?
I have not, but will definitely look into it! His anxiety isn't an everyday thing. It's more or less when things go off schedule. When we have company over for example he'll grab a toy and he'll just lick it and lick it and lick it. Sometimes he'll lick the floors or walls too, but again this is only when we have company. This "company" can be the same people he's known for years. My two uncles come over every weekend to hang out with my father. They've come over for the past 2 or 3 years now and it's always the same reaction. Do you think the melatonin would help him in this situation?

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Just a quick question.... Has it been cold and windy where you are as of late? I'm just wondering if it could be chapped skin due to weather changes?

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It has been getting colder, but it's not unbearable. Even then when it's really cold we don't keep them out for too long. I did just recently give in and turn the heat on in my room though which is where she spends most of her time. It's baseboard heating so maybe it could be some dryness too?
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:57 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Hrmm, hadn't thought about dryness with heat inside the house. I suppose its possible but I was leaning towards chapped skin due to cold winds. Either way, whether its the beginning of infection or chapped skin, the cleaning and applying coconut oil should help. The oil is still a moisturizer after all. Hope Abby's ears heal up soon.
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Duke's ears look like that after he's played with our neighbour's cockapoo. She likes to bite at his ears! It concerned me at first too until we figured out what was going on. lol
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Melatonin can help with various types of anxiety, it seems most people use it for dogs afraid of loud noises such as thunder etc. But in general its used for anxiety. It has other helpful benefits such as a preventative for brain deterioration or dementia in some breeds. Its also used for dogs with hair loss.
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Has another dog been nibbling her ears? Rocco's ears used to get like that after being at daycare.
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