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Old 12-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So the meds for the ear infection ooze out of Ari 's ear and now he's a greasy mess... He looks all scraggly and his ear hair is all separated and looks wet but it's not! Any suggestions to get the yuck out? My sister said dawn dish detergent because they use it on animals in oil spills which I thought was pretty smart of her but I'm afraid it will dry him out! It's a catch 22!!


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Old 12-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could always try a baby wipe on his ear that way you dont have to wet him down to clean him up.
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Sis is right about the Dawn, but you don't want to risk getting water in the ears either. Is it Panalog? I hated that stuff, but just had to deal until it was over.
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Johnsons baby wash ? It's very gentle but removes grease in a baby wipe xx
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Ooo that does make a greasy mess. I had a malt that would get an ear infection sometime, just dealt with it until he was over it, like Barb said.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Do you think it will stain his ears? Atleast he smells good...


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Leila had that too but it did come out after a few washings. I didn't use Dawn on her but I have bathed kittens before with it to get rid of fleas. If you do use it, I would just use a tiny drop, be careful not to get it or water in the ears, and use a conditioner afterwards. Baby wipes didn't help get the greasiness out for us.


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Old 12-03-2012, 10:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Lucy has had 2 ear infections. The only thin that I've found (I wish there was something else) is to wait until she get's the all-clear on the infection, then bathe her with Dawn. I find that the foaming kind works better--you can get it more directly on the greasy part without using so much of it, and it's easier to rinse out.) I am very careful to put cotton balls in her ears and I even keep extras handy (I have to cut each ball into 3-4 pieces to fit her ears) to replace them when she shakes them out. Anyway, I've found that it takes 2-3 baths with Dawn before she's back to her beautiful self. Sad but true. Once she doesn't look like a stringy greaseball anymore, I go back to good shampoo and condition her well. Good luck. It's really a pain.

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