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    Getting ready to try this on my lab. Directions call for isopropyl alcohol but no mention of strength, 91% or 70%. the other option is using witch hazel. What is most recommended. Thanks, Greg

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    use witch hazel
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    Thanks David.

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    I also used the witch hazel. It cleared up one of my doge ears when nothing else seemed to work.

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    We bought it on Amazon already mixed. Might check there.
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    Thanks everyone for posting. I already bought the ingredients including the alcohol but am going to get the witch hazel and use it.

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    PURPLE STUFF

    16 Oz. Witch Hazel

    4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder

    16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%

    Mix well in spray bottle.

    Be careful, it will stain everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyCreekRetrievers View Post
    Be careful, it will stain everything.
    including your nice new handler's jacket. Or so I have heard. . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyCreekRetrievers View Post
    PURPLE STUFF

    16 Oz. Witch Hazel

    4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder

    16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%

    Mix well in spray bottle.

    Be careful, it will stain everything.
    Good formula, don't use alcohol.

    The problem with getting it everywhere is the dog shaking it out of its ears after you massage it in. But it doesn't stain permanently, it will wash out.
    David Didier, GA

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    Can someone make this receipt a sticky?
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