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Nico

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Barked: Mon Aug 1, '11 3:06am PST 
Any tips on cleaning ears on a big German Shepherd?
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Umberto

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Barked: Mon Aug 1, '11 1:14pm PST 
Most ear problems/infections are actually diet related, so if your dog has an issue with constant itching or dirty ears, please take a look into his dog food and its ingredients.

Does your dog currently have an ear issue that you are trying to clean up? Or do you just feel/see the need to clean his ears? ...that would help determine what to clean with.

I don't clean my dogs' ears, but once in a while if I see something on the dirty side, I just wipe them down with a damp paper towel. If there's anything else I can help you with, please feel free to email me at contact@rawbasicsllc.com
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Mr. Pibbs- *CGC*

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Barked: Wed Aug 3, '11 5:28am PST 
For just basic cleaning, mix one part white vinegar with one part water, apply to a gauze pad or waschcloth and wipe the visible part of the ear. If there is a little bit of wax, you can add a bit of this solution to the ear, rub at the base of the ear and dry thouroughly with a dry cloth. DO NOT USE ALCOHOL, no matter what!
Since the GS has upright ears, he really shouldn't have much gunk in them. If you see a lot of wax, coffee ground type gunk or smell something unusual, take him to the vet before you clean anything. Dogs can have infections and occasionally a ruptured eardrum and self cleaning can do more harm than good.
Good luck!way to go
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