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Itchy Ear Infection Drove Shih Tzu Puppy Crazy

Author: Brenda A.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 01-28-2015
Views: 2,285
Word Count: 252
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10445-OR
Scientific Studies: 4

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My sister-in-law had taken her shih tzu pup to the vet twice and received antibiotic drops for the dog's yeast infection in her ears. The infection was driving the pup crazy, as it was itchy and very smelly.

These two trips did not cure the dog's problem. My sister-in-law was upset, thinking that the dog would never get over it. The poor thing was rubbing her ears on the carpet, etc., continually itching.

With purified water in a 2-ounce dropper bottle and 1.5 (about 2 small) drops of Purification essential oil blend mixed in, my sister-in-law found her answer. She put a few drops on a cotton ball to moisten but not saturate it. She then rubbed the inside of the dog's ears 3 to 4 times a day. She was careful not to get the mixture down into the ears (never get essential oils in the ears or eyes). She also applied Lavender essential around the outside of the dog's ears.

My sister-in-law noticed a difference on the second day. The dog was no longer running around scratching her ears on everything. The smell was diminished significantly. She kept the routine going about 7 days until it was all clear (and that was to make sure it was gone).

She continues to use the Lavender essential oil to calm the pup. She said the dog no longer barks constantly upon hearing things going on outside. I am thankful for essential oils, as they do work!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: pets, dogs, canine, canines.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
2."Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
3."Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
4."[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link

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