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Old 12-12-2012, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody ever see anything like this on your boxers? The inside flap of both of Abby's ears are red. When I first saw it I thought it was just from playing, but now I'm not so sure. They don't appear to be bugging her. I never catch her scratching, but she does love a nice ear massage. Then again, which boxer doesn't?
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It could be the beginning of an infection. Duke's ears always got that red, irritated color when he had a yeast infection. Is there anyway she got the insides wet or water down her ear?


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Maggie's ears look like that when she's been scratching at them.
Did you look deeper inside with a flashlight? Any yucky dark wax?

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It could be the beginning of an infection. Duke's ears always got that red, irritated color when he had a yeast infection. Is there anyway she got the insides wet or water down her ear?


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Don't think there's any way that she got them wet. The only way that could've happened was if she was out in the rain for long periods of time which she wasn't.

How did you treat Duke's ears? Did you use the ACV & Coconut Oil route or did you get some meds from the vet?

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Maggie's ears look like that when she's been scratching at them.
Did you look deeper inside with a flashlight? Any yucky dark wax?

It's funny because I can't recall her scratching at all. Unless she scratches all day long while I'm not at home I don't see it from being scratching. I also checked the insides of her ears when I first noticed it and they're super clean!
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Those are irritated. I would start cleaning them with ACV mix.
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I agree with Kari and I would swab the inside flap with coconut oil. Its ok to daub some on the beginning of the canal I just wouldnt push my finger inside. Coconut oil melts quite quickly so it will run down into the canal on its own.
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Thanks guys! I've already washed her ears with the ACV mix. How soon after that would you do the coconut oil?
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I have done it right afterwards but it wouldnt hurt to wait either thats totally up to you
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Be careful with the ACV...our vet told us if theres even small abrasions or irritation it will burn. The redness looks like what Bailey gets when shes at the start of an ear infection...I bought some Zymox OTIC with hydrocortisone off wag.com a few weeks ago and it works wonders...her ears were back to normal in less than a week.
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Don't think there's any way that she got them wet. The only way that could've happened was if she was out in the rain for long periods of time which she wasn't.

How did you treat Duke's ears? Did you use the ACV & Coconut Oil route or did you get some meds from the vet?
We've used both. We actually only used ACV, but it worked much better and faster than the vet meds.




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