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Post Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:51 pm

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Location: Fielding, Utah

We added a German Shephard puppy 18 weeks old, he has developed a really itchy right ear, which coincidently is the same on our three year old black lab healer mix? Sometimes it smells yeasty? Have been cleaning ear canal etc but does not seem any better and we have using a cone too. Poor pup. Would Yerba mate or green tea hurt the dog? Anything else we can do please let me know. Thanks

Post Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:11 am
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I've never used Yerba mate on anything...so no experience there.

I've meant to try an infusion of Monarda fistulosa in yeasty ears....guess I should go out to the drying room and get that stuff processed.

Patrick

Post Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:09 am

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My german shepard has a sensitive ear also. An examination by the vet did not show ear mites. Doc Jones said that he uses onion juice on earaches. Would this work on dogs as well? or maybe olive oil infused with lemon balm? Advice?

Post Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:16 pm
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cherig wrote:
My german shepard has a sensitive ear also. An examination by the vet did not show ear mites. Doc Jones said that he uses onion juice on earaches. Would this work on dogs as well? or maybe olive oil infused with lemon balm? Advice?


If it's an actual "earache" it should work fine. If it's an outer ear infection (as it generally is in dogs), I don't know...oddly enough I've nevere tried onion juice in a dog. It'd probably be good. Garlic is.

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Post Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:26 am

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i have been using garlic oil mixed with coconut oil and just a drop or two of echinacea tincture (my oil infusion is still in the making :) ) and my shepherd"s ear seems to be improving. No longer yelps when ear is touched. Holding her ear up more. Seems to be working. fyi

Post Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:16 pm
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cherig wrote:
i have been using garlic oil mixed with coconut oil and just a drop or two of echinacea tincture (my oil infusion is still in the making :) ) and my shepherd"s ear seems to be improving. No longer yelps when ear is touched. Holding her ear up more. Seems to be working. fyi


Excellent. Garlic has some good anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. :)
Keep us posted.

I finally got a chance to use some Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) on a yeast case and so far am having promising results.

Doc

Post Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:27 pm

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Doc, I have your book and started my first module recently! I'm very happy with it and look forward to it's many uses. My question is my Lab is having ear issues that we treat with Ottomax. is there an herbal remedy that would be as good or better than ottomax? I was considering using an oil infused w/hollyhock & calendula... what would you recommend?

Post Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:23 pm
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Herbn8 wrote:
Doc, I have your book and started my first module recently! I'm very happy with it and look forward to it's many uses. My question is my Lab is having ear issues that we treat with Ottomax. is there an herbal remedy that would be as good or better than ottomax? I was considering using an oil infused w/hollyhock & calendula... what would you recommend?


Most of those dogs have a significant yeast population in the ear. You'd probably want a stronger anti-fungal than Calendula alone.

We have this one that would be good:


INFXN-Fungal Topical

Ingredients: Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Black walnut, Chamomile, Garlic, Goldenseal

If there is an allergic component (there usually is), use this too:

Histamine

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:11 am
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Doc Jones wrote:
I've never used Yerba mate on anything...so no experience there.

I've meant to try an infusion of Monarda fistulosa in yeasty ears....guess I should go out to the drying room and get that stuff processed.

Patrick

And when Patrick says "I"..........

Post Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:34 pm
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IdahoHerbalist wrote:
Doc Jones wrote:
I've never used Yerba mate on anything...so no experience there.

I've meant to try an infusion of Monarda fistulosa in yeasty ears....guess I should go out to the drying room and get that stuff processed.

Patrick

And when Patrick says "I"..........


LOL...exactly! Steven should go out to the drying room and get that stuff processed. :nod:


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