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Good morning :) What do you all use to help dry water from ears after baths? The stuff I bought had alcohol in it and must have burned him last time we used it because he did cry when we put it in one ear. At his last vet visit his ears were a little red but not infected. During his bath last night he DUNKED his head a few times under the water and I was afraid to use what we had used before. I did find Virbac Epi-Otic while looking online, that's alcohol free but says it's for ear cleaning, so I wasn't sure if that would help with the water. :) Thanks

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Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on March 9, 2014 at 1:20pm

Blow dryer on a light setting.

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on February 7, 2014 at 11:57pm

Not crazy at all, Lisa!  That's one of the things that's so great about our little community on this site...whatever problem any one of us may encounter, there's always at least one other doodle-mom who has come across the same thing and may be able to offer some advice or suggestions!  We may not always have the answers, but at least we understand and can provide each other with moral support! :)

Comment by Lisa and Ziggy on February 7, 2014 at 11:31pm

thank you so much Debbie and Dianne. I just had no idea that he would dunk his whole head under like that! I guess the cotton balls will help if I don't put water IN the tub next time. :) I'll look at amazon and see what all to get. I'm probably going to drive you all crazy with questions. :)

Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on February 7, 2014 at 5:53pm
Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on February 7, 2014 at 5:36pm

I have used Petco antiseptic ear powder since I picked Dulcie up from the breeder (it is what they were using after the puppies' baths).  She LIKES it, because it is dry and doesn't sting, and must relieve itching as well.  She will actually fall over on the bed to let me access her ears when she smells it!  It has a slight iodine odor.  I also sometimes use a liquid the vet suggested (Malacetic Otic Cleanser), and just soak a cotton ball with it, put it in her ear and squeeze the cotton ball until all the liquid is out.  She's not fond of it, but tolerates it.  She has had one ear infection when I didn't get to her with the ear powder after she had been playing in the kiddie pool (she's a ducker, too!).

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on February 7, 2014 at 4:55pm

I actually place cotton balls in Trixie's ears while she has a bath to keep the water out.  I also use Phoenix Ear Cleansing Solution between baths as suggested by my vet, but it does have Alcohol among the ingredients.  It says it is formulated to "deodorize and gently clean, dry and acidify the ear canal." And says, "Will not sting or burn. Gentle enough for daily use." 

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