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PONS and ear infections
There are a number of options for PON owners when coping with ear issues. We will mention a few home remedies. First, it is best to be sure that your PON actually has an ear infection by having him/her checked out by your family veterinarian.
The first home remedy is 1/3 tea tree oil solution, 2/3 olive oil or any other light, non-toxic oil for the solution.
The second is 70% isopropyl alcohol, 10% povidone-iodine solution, or 0.5% chlorhexidine solution.
When using either of the remedies be sure to clean out the affected ear thoroughly with a rubber bulb syringe (being careful not to wedge the syringe in the ear, causing pressure to build up that can rupture the ear drum) filled with a warm antiseptic soap solution. Then you'll need to instil several drops of either of the above mentioned remedies. If you see improvement within 3-4 days, continue the treatment for two weeks. If no improvement.....seek professional help. Your family vet is the most reliable source for dealing with ear infections.
A home remedy to *prevent* ear infections (will not cure an existing one) is:
2 Tablespoons Boric Acid
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