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My shih txt has discharge in s ears and s ears are sore. The

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My shih txt has brown discharge in his ears and his ears are sore. The vet is usually see cant get him in till next week. What can I do for my pet?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry the expert you requested is not available. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

1- Is the dishcarge in one or both ears?

2- Do you have ear cleaning solution at home? If so, what is the name?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Discharge is in both ears. One ear is worse than the other. No I don't have ear cleaner. I just used mineral oil and qtips to clean them.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

Give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

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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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When I apply the topical do I only apply to outer part of the ear or do I apply done down in the canal and inner ear?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

In the external canal; as far as you can see. Do not use Q-tips into the canal.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
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