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Post by Inez Maria on Thu Jun 16 2016, 19:13

For about a week now Vinnie has been shaking his head,,, upon inspection he seem to have some very dark wax surfacing in his ears,,,,,, I have cleaned them a few times but keep-s appearing . He now has like grainy stuff on his nose and lip which is bloodywhen I have removed it with warm water and cotton wool. Could it be ear mites ? or is it food related as for last few weeks have had to go- from his usual flavour of nature diet which is Rabbit and Turkey ,,,,,,, as they now have stopped doing it, All they have now is Chicken and lamb or chicken and turkey,,,,, he is not good with chicken so just wondered if could be relevant,,,,,,,,, any ideas?I have him booked in at vets tomorrow evening xx


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Post by -Ian- on Thu Jun 16 2016, 19:31

Could the lip and nose problem be from scratching it Inez? That might suggest that it's the food that's irritating him. I'm not the best to offer advice about the ears but I guess it could be mites i dont know


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Post by gillybrent on Thu Jun 16 2016, 19:42

you could try using Thornit (used to be called canker powder) which gets rid of ear mites. very effective, and much cheaper than vets!

but if you're not certain it's mites then maybe the vets are your best option. i wouldn't have thought it would be the food.

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Post by Inez Maria on Thu Jun 16 2016, 20:18

I have thornit here but understood it was only to be applied around top of the ear and not down inside? and as its grainy doesnt stick so could I use something like coconut oil first and then the thornit?


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Post by gillybrent on Fri Jun 17 2016, 09:10

from what i remember (i haven't used it in years!) you sprinkle it around the inner base of the ear. i THINK you then massage the ear ? I wouldn't use oil first because it will stick to tge oil & not drop into the ear canal.

i am talking from memory, though!

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Post by Inez Maria on Fri Jun 17 2016, 18:54

Ok thank you have drops from vet so will do the course and then use thornit after a couple of times a week as a precaution Smile


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Post by -Ian- on Fri Jun 17 2016, 19:00

What did the vet say about Vins nose and lip Inez ?


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Post by Inez Maria on Fri Jun 17 2016, 19:08

Seems to think its just where he has been scratching it and rubbing ,,,,, but thankfully today its dried up I have been putting sudocrem on there as he cant lick it off his tongue wont reach Laughing I have also been cleaning his ears and they looked better today also but he still said to use the drops Smile


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Post by -Ian- on Fri Jun 17 2016, 19:13

Glad he's on the mend... He's got to look his best if he's gonna have a date with Flo Laughing


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Post by Inez Maria on Fri Jun 17 2016, 19:25

Laughing Laughing Absolutely Wink Laughing Laughing


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