Yeast in fection in Lab's ears!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Yvonne37894, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Live Oak, FL
    Took our do to the vet, he has a yeast infection in his ears.
    They gave us Zymox Otic HC 1.0%
    It's not working !!!
    I've started giving him Probios , what else should/could I do ????
    He is a 2 year old chocolate lab that does't get to swim and we do not bath him. So, water in ears is not the cause of the proplem.
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Well in other animals (inc -humans) Yeast hates vinegar... but not sure that's a good idea or not- call the vet back and ask them.
  3. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Live Oak, FL
    I'll try putting a little vinagar in his ears
  4. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Our beagle has this problem also. I bought the dollar store version of Miconizole 7 for womens yeast infections. I used a syringe to put enough in her ear. It worked fast. Much cheaper.
  5. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ask the vet if they have VETROMAX, I am using it on my 7 year old yellow lab.
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I have had good luck with Quadra Clear ear drops, available on Amazon for cheaper than you can get it from your vet. It kills mites, fungus, bacteria and yeast infections. Smells kinda like tea tree oil.
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    When my lab had this last winter, my vet offered me a choice of treating with a cheaper medicine, or going 'straight for the good stuff' as he put it. I opted for the latter, which was more expensive but not THAT expensive (I am vaguely recalling maybe $30 for the one-week treatment am't of it? could be wrong)... it was called Mometamax. Did the trick excellently well, no problems since.

    Good luck,

  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Used Equate Yeast Infection medication for women. Worked great. Make sure it's the paste and not the "pill" type.
  9. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Londonderry, NH
    Half and half vinegar and water solution to wash out the ear. Get in there and clean out all the junk. Gently with q-tips if necessary. Keep at it, every day, twice a day. And then once a week or so to help prevent. My Lab had chronic ear infections when we adopted him. Every 4 or 6 weeks, to the vet, $100+ in vet fees and meds. Standing eardrop 'script at Walmart, all that. Turned out to be allergies. Once we figured that out, he rarely gets infections now.
  10. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Sullivan, IL
    Welcome spring...and spring time allergies! While water in the ears can be a problem contributing to ear infections, most of the infections I've seen in 8 years of working for a vet have been the result of allergies, or occasionally resulting from antibiotics. Ear infections can be caused by both seasonal/environmental and food allergies and dogs can develop an allergy at any point in their life. At 2 years old, your dog is the prime age for developing/displaying environmental allergies. more frequent bathing (and especially ear cleaning) can actually be beneficial with environmental allergies because it physically removes allergens from the dog's skin. You could also try switching to a novel protein or grain free diet and see if that makes a difference. Some individual dogs are just more prone to ear infections regardless of what you do. Cleaning the ears at least once a week is crucial in breeds that are more prone to infections (such as labs, goldens, beagles, cockers, etc) to help reduce the number of infections and also to catch ear infections early.

    You didn't say when you took your dog to the vet, or if you have been cleaning the ears. Most ear medications are twice daily and you really need to be cleaning the ears once daily while treating, otherwise all the debris from the infection will inhibit the medication's ability to do it's job. For the most part an OTC ear cleaning solution will work just fine. If the ear drum is ruptured you can also dilute betadine solution to a "weak tea" color with warm water and use that to flush/clean the ears once a day. The nice thing about betadine is that it will also kill yeast and bacteria so you are giving your ear meds an extra boost so to speak.

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