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What do you recommend to use cleaning the ear flaps between postings? Do you use hydrogen peroxide, just water, a certain cleanser-if so, which one? I have read all of the super helpful posts regarding the ear postings and read that people "clean the ears." What product are you referring to? Any plus or minus about a certain product versus another? ... As always, Thank you!
 

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I use a solution of alcohol and white vinegar. Definitely don't use plain water....if it gets into the ear it can cause an infection.
 

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We had an ear cleaning solution that I put on a gauze pad and swiped the inside of the ear, and then used q-tips to clean the spots the gauze missed, then let them dry out real well before reposting to avoid trapping moisture in the ear.
 

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My breeder and I just used a q-tip during posting.

Since then I use ear cleaning pads from PetSmart once a week or so (actually, I got them cheap at Marshalls but PetSmart also sells them). There is no reason for using one and then the other, I just found the pads well after posting was done.
 

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I suggest using a half white vinegar and half water solution for cleaning ears throughout your pups lifetime. It will help prevent yeast infections and does no tissue damage. I use a cotton pad with the solution on it to wipe out ears. I wouldnt use peroxide or alcohol as they sting very badly and cause tissue damage at the cellular level.
 

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I suggest using a half white vinegar and half water solution for cleaning ears throughout your pups lifetime. It will help prevent yeast infections and does no tissue damage. I use a cotton pad with the solution on it to wipe out ears. I wouldnt use peroxide or alcohol as they sting very badly and cause tissue damage at the cellular level.
Yeah I was thinking alcohol- ouch. I could maybe see using a little on healed ears to get glue or something off but not as an antiseptic- so many other things out there.
 

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I used the pads from PetSmart as well - mostly because I was lazy and they were pre-moistened :) But, they were easy to use, we still use them now.
 

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Vetericyn VF on a gauze sponge. Allow to dry thoroughly. I allow a full half hour after cleaning before I repost.
 
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