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Old 07-28-2016, 08:13 PM
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Question Ear Plucking

Kizzy has had a couple of ear infections recently and the vet suggested I pluck her ear hair. I mentioned this to our groomer and he said he would do it but he doesnt usually pluck ear hair as it can sometimes cause more problems. So now im not sure what to do
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:08 PM
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Buy some Thornits powder. Sprinkle very small amount in the ear a quick rub to 'spread it' and then using some tweezers very gently pluck some hair out. Just a very small amount at a time. If it's done carefully it doesn't hurt at all. I take alot of hair out, to keep it clean, but not all of it as some hair is good for keeping 'bits' from going into the ear. The first time you do it just do a couple of plucks and see how you go, gradually building up until you are comfortable with doing it. A weekly sprinkle help to keep ear infections at bay in dogs that are susceptible to them.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:33 AM
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To add to Elaine's reply, make sure the inner ears are dry at all times. If you bath yourself, dry the inner ear flap and the inner ear cavity gently but do not push too far down .......... any water/dampness can cause ear problems because apso's pendant-type ears do not let in air like the erect ears on say, GSD's and any other breed with erect ears. Thornit is relatively in expensive and lasts for years ... I use it once a month with mine and in 11 years (the eldest) I have never had ear problems .... down to the youngest at 2 years and there are five of them

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