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1- Is the dishcarge in one or both ears?
2- Do you have ear cleaning solution at home? If so, what is the name?
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As you may already know it sounds like he has an ear infection. This is what you can try:
1- Do not use mineral oil to clean the ears. Instead pick up an ear cleaning solution in your local pet store. Or, you can prepare your solution by mix 1/3 of a cup of white vinegar 2/3 of a cup of warm water. Use this solution with cotton to clean the ears out thoroughly of all discharge.
2- Once the ears are clean apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2 times a day for the next 7-10 days. Always clean the ears before apply the antibiotic.
3- Follow up with your family veterinarian.
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In the external canal; as far as you can see. Do not use Q-tips into the canal.