My dog always has trouble with his ears

@maximax8 (30126)
United Kingdom
November 17, 2007 12:09pm CST
I have a miniature poodle. He has always had trouble with his ears. His ears seem to itch a great deal. To help his I regularly clean the black wax out. I do this with a little bit of olive oil because it is gentle. However the wax keeps on building up again. I took him to the vet a few months ago and she gave him some drops for his ears. But it was very challenging to put the drops into his ears. He struggled away from me. He ran over the other side of the room. When I did put the drops in one of his ears he tried to bite me. He tolerates the cotton wool and olive oil cleaning out his ears. But he will not tolerate drops going into his ears. The vet charges lots of money, I wouldn't mind if the problem was solved, but it never is. I have another miniature poodle and she has no wax in her ears, they look perfectly healthy. Do you think I could try another way to help him with his ears? How? Does your dog have a problem that is difficult to solve? Do you know any dog with ear problems? What are they? Thanks. I love my dog very much and want to do the best for him.
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@lizabeth (666)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Sometimes when dogs scratch their ears alot they have ear mites. If that is the case you can go to Walmart and buy the drops and treat him. They are fairly cheap.
@maximax8 (30126)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 07
Thanks for your reply. Yes, my dog might have ear mites. I will haver another try at getting drops into his ears.
@lizabeth (666)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Are the drops the doctor gave you for ear mites? If not you might want to go get some that are for mites. Hope it works!
@maximax8 (30126)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov 07
I think the vet gave my dog antibiotic drops. I also tried drops from my local pet shop that would soften and get rid of the black wax.
@smartx (320)
• India
19 Nov 07
Since dogs lean on its ears..mites catch u the rigt place..moreover mites have a good place inside ears..even my dog had the same problem..i got some allergic powders for his ears but its come down not completely..
@maximax8 (30126)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 07
Thanks for telling me that your dog also has problems with ear mites. Good luck.
@conifer (15)
• China
19 Nov 07
I think you should ask somebody professional to help you.What you did is dangerous.May your dog better soon.
@maximax8 (30126)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov 07
Thanks, I will take my dog back to see the vet. However if she gives him more drops it will be difficult to get them in his ears.