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    My dogs occasionally get brown goop in their ears. I use Flush to get the goop out (works well), and my vet prescribed Mometamax drops. Is there something more effective than Mometamax to clear it up once and for all?
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    Try Zymox Otic
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    Thanks Nancy! With or without Hydrocortisone?

    What are you using to clean ears? Flush is good and I have ordered the Gentian Ear Treatment based on another RTF post on ear issues.
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    I've used the gentian violet solution the one time my dog had issues with great success. It does take 2 weeks of treatment to see a big effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiRollerlabs View Post
    Thanks Nancy! With or without Hydrocortisone?

    What are you using to clean ears? Flush is good and I have ordered the Gentian Ear Treatment based on another RTF post on ear issues.
    Ann, Zymox specifically tells you not to use the gentian ear cleanser or any other ear cleanser with the Zymox. They have come out with their own ear cleanser now. It is because I think the Zymox works in a different way and the gentian ear cleanser prevents it's action. Pick either one or the other. Zymox worked the best when all else failed long term (except ketoconazole which would work only until I stopped). I always use the one with the hydrocortisone.
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    I've used Oti clens for the last 22 years and never had a problem my dogs swim daily. I also use it in my grooming business.
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    I've used Oti clens for the last 22 years and never had a problem my dogs swim daily. I also use it in my grooming business.
    This stuff works great. The kennel/groomer I worked at used this.
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    I've used Oti Cleanse, but didn't feel it worked well on brown yeast type ear issues.

    Won't mix Zymox with Gentian--good point. Ketocozanole pills for yeast--have used them for dog with bad skin, but would rather do something else as I also felt the pills only worked while she was on them as you noted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiRollerlabs View Post
    My dogs occasionally get brown goop in their ears. I use Flush to get the goop out (works well), and my vet prescribed Mometamax drops. Is there something more effective than Mometamax to clear it up once and for all?
    Just curious, what kind of food do you feed your dog? Mine had ear problems for years and my vet always prescribed Mometamax. And it worked pretty good. But I decided to give her diet a change by eliminating corn from her kibble. Went with a lamb and rice formula. And she has not had ear problems in over 2 years. Maybe just a fluke. But I'm sticking with what's working.

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    Bob,

    I agree with changing your dogs diet to a food with no Wheat, Ccorn, Soy, glutens etc.

    Plenty of foods that are multi meat protein with out feeding lamb/rice foods.

    Also several food supplements to choose from that help too and can boost working performance with out feeding 30/20 food.

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