My dad has a beagle he found as a stray a year ago. I had just gotten a puppy and insisted his stray go to the vet and get checked out before stepping foot in the house. Our local vet back in TX checked him out, gave him his standard shots and said the dog had a yeast infection deep in his ear canal. He gave us some medicine and said we were to put 2 drops in each ear 3 times a day. Otherwise the dog was fine. I wish now we had saved that bottle. The problem seemed like it went away but since we moved to FL the dog has had problems with his ears again. He is constantly scratching and rubbing them and he makes moaning and groaning noises as he does so. Another vet gave us the (surprise) diagnosis of a yeast infection deep in the ear canal. He charged us twice as much as our original vet just for the office visit and said they would have to put the dog under, use a probe to explore the ear canal and see how bad the infection was, and THEN they could prescribe a medicine. This vet is talking several hundred dollars to take care of the dog's ears. We've tried all kinds of OTC ear medicines for dogs and people. We've used peroxide, combinations of alcohol and mixing the medications but so far nothing has worked. Does anyone have any advice or ideas of something we can try at home? So far we've just been cleaning the dogs ears everyday to help relieve some of the irritation. THANKS!