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Hi l have a standard poodle called Bailey and he has hairy ears and hates having them plucked
Is there a powder or cream that would numb them so it doesn’t hurt him so much thanks
 

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Welcome to you and Bailey.
About the ears, it may be less of hurt more of just general discomfort, so not sure if there is a cream that would numb them or not. But my vet said to only take small little clumps and you grab them then twist and then you pull that way you remove the hairs easier. Also I would see the vet if there is any sign of infection.
 

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Welcome to you and Bailey.
About the ears, it may be less of hurt more of just general discomfort, so not sure if there is a cream that would numb them or not. But my vet said to only take small little clumps and you grab them then twist and then you pull that way you remove the hairs easier. Also I would see the vet if there is any sign of infection.
Hi ok l will try
 

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My dog absolutely hated having the hair plucked the first time when he was a puppy. He would scream bloody murder. But he became much less sensitive relatively quickly. Now I just check his ears weekly and put a little zymox in as an infection preventative and take out any stray hairs that are growing back. He doesn't mind anymore, though if one of his ears starts getting a bit enflamed he will become more sensitive and doesn't like me looking at it. So the sensitivity could have to do with an ear infection being present, and may improve if the ears are treated.

I use ear powder, and I like to show my dog exactly what I'm doing. He likes to inspect. If I pull out hair, I show it to him. If I'm cleaning wax, I show it to him and let him smell. He likes to know what I'm doing. I think it makes him a little more tolerant if it hurts.
 

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My 2yo spoo doesn’t like me to brush out the poms on her feet but she loves to go to work with me so I make her let me brush them before we go to work in the morning
 

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Definitely use a grooming powder. I put a little in the ear and my fingers and pull out the hair in small increments. My guy wasn't crazy about it but I think its ok now as he will lay his head on my leg while I pull. Having the dryness from the powder helps it come out easier. It also important not to try and pull a glob out just tiny amounts. I now can use a blunt tweezer to pull but I didn't do that until he was good. I am no pro and can't say I'm doing it correct but its working. I also use zymox ear cleaner w/ hydrocortizone and wipe out his ears when I am finished.
 
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