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    Stryke has a little scratch on the inside of his ear. Both labs have really dirty LEFT ears from shoving each other into the dirt all the time (left side only,). Stryke scratched himself a little bit, and there's a scab. He whined when I was cleaning it, that's the only way I noticed. Can I use hydrogen peroxide, or neosporin or something? Because it gets so dirty whenever they wrestle, I don't think it's getting to heal as quickly as it should.

    The ear cleaners I have are:
    ADL foaming ear cleanser (2 part system)
    MalAcetic Otic



    (this stuff doesn't happen when Brad is at work and they're peacefully in their kennel. When he's home, they're out ALL day, and they spend most of it wrestling.)
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    You can use peroxide. My one dog had a fatty tumor removed a few years ago and that is what I had to squirt down in there and squeeze back out. Very disgusting! I was very woozy and weak from doing that everyday! lol Anyhow that is what my vet always says to use for injuries. Also if you don't have any I suggest you get some triple antibiotic ointment, probably the same as neo but it makes things heal really well.
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    Hydrogen peroxide,then EMT gel if you can get some. EMT is very sticky and stays on very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st retriever View Post
    You can use peroxide. My one dog had a fatty tumor removed a few years ago and that is what I had to squirt down in there and squeeze back out. Very disgusting! I was very woozy and weak from doing that everyday! lol Anyhow that is what my vet always says to use for injuries. Also if you don't have any I suggest you get some triple antibiotic ointment, probably the same as neo but it makes things heal really well.
    Steph, I have a kid, Neosporin (triple antibiotic) is bought in bulk around here. Hydrogen peroxide is bought in quart size bottles too. We've been to the ER 4 times for injuries, and twice for ear infections in 7 years. I'll drip some HP in his ear tonight and see if I can't get it to heal up a bit faster than it currently is.
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    Well since you are stockpiled on med supplies I bet you have the cool bandaids so you could shave his ear a little a put a pretty bandaid on it! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st retriever View Post
    Well since you are stockpiled on med supplies I bet you have the cool bandaids so you could shave his ear a little a put a pretty bandaid on it! lol
    It's inside his ear, so no bandaid there, but yes, we do have cool band aids. Hannah Montana, Cars, Nemo...I finally did buy some regular ones so Brad didn't have to go to work with Hannah Montana band aids.
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    When mom used to send me in to buy bandaids I would purposely buy the girly ones because I never use them but my brother uses them like they are going out of style! I can't do that anymore cuz he can beat me up! lol
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