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Old 01-16-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Recently, we discovered that Toby's ears were dirty when we were at the grooming salon. The lady said they were dirty because of beef jerky. Is this true?
We clean his ears daily because of that, and we're going to the vet on Monday to get ear cleaners.
Do you have same problem?

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I've never heard of any relationship between dirty ears and beef jerky! My dog has 'flop-over' ears so I'm careful to clean them at least weekly. I do think it is a good idea for the vet visit to be sure it is just dirt the groomer is seeing and so that s/he can show you how to clean them most comfortably for you dog.
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Gee, if that lady is so smart that she can diagnose the cause of dirty ears just by looking at them; she's wasting her time as a groomer!

Food allergies can concieveably contribute to ear problems in some cases. But unless you're stuffing his ears with beef jerky she was way off base to even suggest such a thing!

If you're cleaning his ears daily and they're still dirty; it might be wise to have them checked out by a vet just to be on the safe side.
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Beef jerky? The only thing I can possibly think of that is similar to that is those messy rawhide chews that have red food coloring - IF your dog rolls on them!
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Do his ears have a strong smell? Could be a yeast infection, which is common. We've been giving ours a spoonful of yogurt a couple times a week, and it actually does seem to have reduced the ear infections.

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Do his ears have a strong smell? Could be a yeast infection, which is common. We've been giving ours a spoonful of yogurt a couple times a week, and it actually does seem to have reduced the ear infections.
I wonder how yogurt can help with yeast infections of the ear? Is there a correlation between yogurt and yeast infections in general?

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