Cocker Spaniels with Yeasty Ears
by Sue Glass
I have two Cockers each has yeasty ears.
One is a black wax the other a yellow wax.
I have them both on raw diets, mostly grass fed organic and some wild. Diet consists of venison, rabbit, lamb, sardines and offal from lamb and venison... and very little beef and only organic free range chicken necks.
I put kale, cabbage, broccoli and sometimes red peppers into their food every meal. They get venison ribs and free range organic raw egg once in a while.
I add earth based probiotics and hemp oil omega 6. They have vitamin C ( antihistamine ), chlorella for omega 3.
I give a range of herbs daily. Chickweed, cleavers, nettle dandelions, ashwaganda, calendula, burdock and dandelion root.
I am super careful to dry their ears after baths and when it’s raining they wear snoods.
The yeast problem is not out of control and the ears look clean at a glance with no smell, yet they are scratching, especially at night.
Vets prescribe ointments which are hopeless as they leave the ear wet. So I just clean with ACV/water 50/50 or witch hazel and dry.
I might add they don’t have any signs of yeast anywhere else, although one did have a little between her toes but that’s mainly under control with ACV dabbed on and a rinse of ACV after baths.
So please tell me where I’m going wrong and any advice will be gratefully received.
Thank you 🐾🐾
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