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Old 09-21-2008, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My new Poodle Mikey has a bad odor that is coming from one of his ears if not both. Honestly, the odor is so bad that I don't want to smell it anymore than I have to. Ive looked into his ears and cleaned them really well but no luck.

Any other dogs have ears that smell ? Im planning on making him a appointment at the vet this week unless something changes. I cant bare it much longer.
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Bacteria infection.... anti-biotics maybe needed ??
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Ya.... Im thinking it's probably something like that. I had to break the new's to my husband that Mikey needs to go to the vet. lol I knew it was coming but gosh darn ...Ive only had him for a 1 1/2 weeks.

Well, to the vet we will be going.
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Usually the smell is from a yeast infection. Sometimes you can have both bacteria and yeast. A vet visit is definently needed. Both of my boys had ear infections when I got them. Let us know what happens.
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They could just be dirty, Tuesday's ears can get extremely smelly unless I stay on top of keeping them clean and hair free.

Unless he is shaking and scratching at them and they are red a sore then they are not infected.
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He has been shaking them a little starting yesterday. I keep the ears pretty clean though. For some weird reason I love cleaning Poodle ears. Getting all that hair out just feels great. lol However, they are not red yet but that odor just can't be ok. Even after I cleaned them the odor was still bad. I thought maybe I needed to wash the hair better around the underside of the ear. I did that a few days ago and no luck.

Im going to take him to the vet today. Thanks for all the replies...I'll let you know what they say.
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Poodle ears just have a smell to them, the Standards more so then the Mini's or Toy's.

What did the vet say?
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I just got back from the vet this morning and she say's he's got yeast in one ear. The other ear looked good. So meds every other day in the ear and clean them once a week. (which we already do) She did say to clean the ears with a mixture of vinegar and rubbing alcohol. The vinegar is supposed to prevent yeast. I have been doing alcohol on a cotton ball to clean the dirt up and a ear powder to keep the ear dry and pull the hair. My other boy has been doing great on that rutine but Mikey is new and I don't know how often his ears were being cleaned.

Now... hopefully the odor gets better and the yeast will vanish. lol The vinegar really over rided the bad odor so that has been good.
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Im curious why your vet told you to use the vinegar, although it does work in some cases its best that she gave you the ear cream for yeast. Its meant to be done twice a day not once a week. You put it in the ear, rub behind the ear, let the dog shake its head for a few minutes then wipe out what comes to the top with a cotton ball.
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The vinegar mixture is for regular cleaning (once a week). The med for the ear is every other day. Thats just what she said to do. She cleaned out his ear good and gave him the med while I was there. Im not sure if its in a cream form but I have the actual medicine for yeast too. Thats every other day.
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