Polish Lowland Sheepdog - pons - pon the dog breed
Hagabergslidens Kennel, Sweden
Does Your PON Have an Ear Infection ??
Please consult your local vet for additional professional guidance. Before exploring any treatment for your pon's ear infection, it is important that a proper diagnosis is obtained from your vet. Make sure, for example, that there are no foreign bodies buried inside your pon's ear. Brown waxy debris and other signs of infection could be caused by bacteria, by a fungus, or by ear mites. Without knowing exactly the underlying cause, it is like shooting in the dark and over time the infection will be sure to worsen. Appropriate treatment can only begin after your family vet makes an accurate diagnosis
The following home remedy is popular among experienced PON owners:
"Mix a solution of 1 cup of Water, 2 cups of Vinegar and 1 tablespoon of Rubbing Alcohol. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and squirt it onto the outside of the ear canal once or twice per week. You can also use this solution applied with a cotton ball to clean out the inner part of the ear. The alcohol in the mixture will help to dissolve wax, whereas the vinegar creates an acidic environment that will not allow yeast or bacteria to grow in."
Here are some tips to prevent ear infection in your PONS:
Owners need to take ear infections seriously and begin treatment promptly. Repeated bouts of infection need to be investigated and allergy testing may be necessary. Good luck !