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I know this may sound like a dumb questions. But we have only had our grey for about a month and I have noticed he has a lot of wax or black/brown something in his ear's. It's kinda in the folds of the inside of his ears. I try to look at it, but he doesn't like his ear's being played with at all. If i want to try and clean them what should I do?

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I use a ear cleaner from the vet (sorry--don't remember the name). For that gunk in the folds, I dip a gauze pad in the cleaner and gently wipe it out. For deeper cleaning, squirt a little in his ear, gently sort of hold it closed and massage it (they usually love this.) Since he doesn't like his ears petted, I'd start with that and not worry about the cleaning until he becomes more adjusted

 

Be sure to ask your vet if you see any redness or a funky smell, or if handling them gently seems to be causing any pain.

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I use a ear cleaner from the vet (sorry--don't remember the name). For that gunk in the folds, I dip a gauze pad in the cleaner and gently wipe it out. For deeper cleaning, squirt a little in his ear, gently sort of hold it closed and massage it (they usually love this.) Since he doesn't like his ears petted, I'd start with that and not worry about the cleaning until he becomes more adjusted

 

Be sure to ask your vet if you see any redness or a funky smell, or if handling them gently seems to be causing any pain.

Or if he trys to "itch" them himself a lot. My boy Ronan did that for about 2-3 days. When I took him to the vet I was told he had a yeast infection in his ears and we were given a medicated solution to rinse it out.

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I use a ear cleaner from the vet (sorry--don't remember the name). For that gunk in the folds, I dip a gauze pad in the cleaner and gently wipe it out. For deeper cleaning, squirt a little in his ear, gently sort of hold it closed and massage it (they usually love this.) Since he doesn't like his ears petted, I'd start with that and not worry about the cleaning until he becomes more adjusted

 

Be sure to ask your vet if you see any redness or a funky smell, or if handling them gently seems to be causing any pain.

Or if he trys to "itch" them himself a lot. My boy Ronan did that for about 2-3 days. When I took him to the vet I was told he had a yeast infection in his ears and we were given a medicated solution to rinse it out.

I use a solution of 50% hyd.peroxide and 50% warm water and clean with cotton balls. Sometime use Q-tips very gently for deep stuff. I use the same technique used by 2brindles.

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I use something called Veterinarian's Best Ear Relief Wash Pet Swabs. They're like Q-tips except you break one tip off and it releases a cleaning/anti-spetic liquid into the other tip and you use that to clean the ear. I first tried using regular cotton balls but it just wasn't working for me. I couldn't see what I was doing!

 

I buy them from JBpet.com because they're several dollars cheaper than on the Veterinarian's Best website. You can find them here.

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