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Hello All,

Yesterday I took my puppy in to be groomed and she plucked his ears. He'd had it done before but he didn't react this way. She said she put some sort of liquid in there and he would be shaking his head for a couple of days until he got it all out. I can't even lift his ears to look at them without him pulling away.

Last night and today he doesn't want anyone to touch his ears at all for any reason. He acts like he doesn't feel good and has just been kind of mopey since I picked him up. He's not shaking his head nearly as much today as he was yesterday.

Is it possible that they are just sore from plucking or should I be concerned? Would it be ok to give him a baby aspirin to help alleviate some of the soreness?

He's just not his usual boisterous self and I'm beginning to be a little worried. He's eating and drinking fine and potties fine so no worries there.

Thanks for any suggestions.

KG
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Is the vin/alc mix better than getting an "ear cleaner"? Do you fill the ear up and let them shake it out?? I've been using these "ear wipes" but I don't think they can really get it all since they can only go where my fingers can! Been looking for a good gentle but get the job done ear cleaner :)
I love the Vinegar/Alcohol mixture. I would not use it if Vinnie's ears were sore. The ONE time he had an infection (my fault - forgot the cotton for his ears when bathing and he got water in one ear) I treated the ear for a week and THEN cleaned it.

I don't fill the ear canal - I just soak a cotton ball and use that to clean his ears, then use a dry cotton ball to wip them out.
 

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I also use a 30 on the real 'carpet ears' that mini schnauzers grow... lol!
Thats a good name for it... LoL.

I'm a plucker as far as client dogs go BUT I don't pluck extra full or extra dirty ears I refer to the vet for that because for the same reason already posted about causing ear infections. I've seen more hairy infected ears than I have seen plucked infected ears. In fact I've never seen a plucked ear get infected from plucking alone, but I know it can happen. I don't do my girls all that often, monthly maybe to keep junk from building up in the ear hair and I never pluck an ear bald if that makes sense. I get whats in the way of air flow only. I have clients complain about it as a matter of fact, I don't pluck enough hair. If you don't like me, go elsewhere :p

Unless I am for some reason trying to flush one of my own dogs ears I NEVER put ear cleaner down into an ear. I always put it on a cotton ball or swab and clean that way. With the exception perhaps of the ear powder I don't put anything down into an ear that I cannot get back out. No way to get a liquid back out so on a cotton ball it goes. Some probably drips down the ear I suppose but that not the same thing as filling up the ear canal with it.

Ears are one of those subjects though I notice, there are 100 different right answers :) Kind of like food.
 

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I have never used ear powder for treatment. I've only used cleaner (epi odic or malceb) and an ear ointment for treatment. Be sure what you are treating, even with products from the doctor it could be the wrong product for the current problem.
 
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