RE: HouseBun- Dry ears?
- It could be any number of things I guess. Try a little antiseptic cream
with caution. If that doesn't help then I'd get it checked at the vet.
May be just a dry patch and nothing to worry about.
- I have a mini lop whose right ear ends up in the water
dish alot. Is that bad?
Also, when my vet de-nutted Alf, she also checked his
teeth & ears and clipped his nails. Afterwards, she
said he had had alot of ear wax in his ears.
How do I clean the wax? I've been using a q-tip with
cloth wrapped around it and gently rubbing it inside
of his ears - but I'm afraid to go down too far.
(BTW, he LOVES it when I do it)
Do the ears get wet ever? My little lop tends to dip
the tips of his ears in his water bowl, so I have to
keep a check on them that they are dry and clean
(they've never been sore or scaly)
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I don't think it bad that the ears get wet, just need to check that they
do dry ok and don't get sore with getting wet. So far it hasn't been a
problem for mine - I just thought it might be the cause of the dry
patches for the other bunny.
I've never cleaned out ears, vet checks them and they are ok so I leave
well alone, but I would guess you are right not to clean down too far.
- --- In HouseBun@yahoogroups.com, Dee F <dee_fox777@y...> wrote:
> I have a mini lop whose right ear ends up in the waterDee,
> dish alot. Is that bad?
> Also, when my vet de-nutted Alf, she also checked his
> teeth & ears and clipped his nails. Afterwards, she
> said he had had alot of ear wax in his ears.
> How do I clean the wax? I've been using a q-tip with
> cloth wrapped around it and gently rubbing it inside
> of his ears - but I'm afraid to go down too far.
> (BTW, he LOVES it when I do it)
I have never had a problem with lop ears in the waterdish either.
For cleaning, and I do a LOT of ears, as I do rescue, I use a drop or
two of mineral oil in the ear canal. Be careful not to put in more,
as it is difficult to get larger amounts out. I then rub the base of
the ear with my thumb and forefinger to loosen up the wax. I use a Q-
tip to pull out the loosened wax, by pulling it up along the side of
the inner ear, and not pushing the Q-tip down, directly into the ear
canal. Most of the time, the big clump of wax comes right out. It
seems the lops get wax more frequently than "uppy" ear bunnies, from
what I have seen.