PetArmor® for Dogs and Cats Ear Rinse can be used for gentle flushing and cleansing of skin and ears in conditions where an antibacterial and antifungal formulation is indicated. This wash is specially formulated to kill odor-causing bacteria and yeast. It also lowers the pH in the ear to inhibit bacterial growth.
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My dog has yeast in her ears and on her body now. She is a one year old Lhasa Apso. We have been dealing with this since she was 9 weeks old. The vet prescribed ointment in the beginning, which helped a little, but didn't cure it. What we have discovered is she has an allergy to something in her food, because we cured the yeast, only to have it come back immediately when she ate the old food for two days. So this is how we cured it: bathed dog in dish soap to remove the oil the yeast feeds on, sprayed straight white vinegar on the yeast spots, once a day for three days, then let everything dry out for four days, then sprayed again one last time. She hated having her ears sprayed, and wasn't crazy about having vinegar rubbed on her face, so expect some resistance. We switched her food to Pure Balance 95%, so she is eating a single ingredient food with vitamins and minerals added, but nothing else. By the third day of treatment her face was no longer red and weeping, her body was no longer red with the crusty yellow wet hair, and her ears went from black to pink and sweet smelling for the first time since we got her. I would say though, if the dog has open wounds, to dilute the vinegar, but she didn't have any because we are so on top of it after having dealt with it for so long. Also, make sure to get the soap into the ears and rinse until the suds are gone, seems counter productive, but the yeast will live longer if you don't eliminate the food source, which is your dogs natural skin oil. The vinegar doesn't stain anything, but it will make your dog smell like a salad...compared to the stink of yeast though its a huge improvement!
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The canine ear is made in a manner which allows the outer portion of the ear to be cleaned really well using running water and yet no water is going to get down into the ear canal. When you lift the ear back to clean the ear the canal closes in most cases and water cannot get down in there. On some dogs, you cannot lift the ear back because it is already erect. However water in the ear is still not a problem. Because there is air trapped inside the ear canal, water will not be able to get into the ear canal and then to the ear drum, unless it is dribbled into the ear. Think about it. When you lay down in water fast, the water causes a vacuum to be formed, and the water releases when you stand up. When a dog shakes the water that does get into the ear canal will come out. If you are truly concerned about water in the ears you can use a drying agent after the rinse, but I find that a towel wipe and then getting the dog dry is perfect for drying ears. They do not hold water well and are dry as they can be before they go home.
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