Pet meds to Help Floppy-Eared Dogs
If you own a floppy eared dog such as a Golden Retriever, Basset Hound, or Beagle, you know they can often develop waxy and smelly ears. Many pet owners frequently visit the veterinarian to treat secondary yeast or bacterial infections that often accompany allergic conditions as well. In such dogs prone to recurrent ear infections, it is often helpful to use topical preparations that can allow the development of an acidic ph in the ear to discourage growth of yeast and bacteria as well as to dissolve wax.
Some of my favorite products include Epi-Otic, as well as Zinc Otic by Maxiguard. I have seen both products perform very well in cutting down on the frequency of ear infections. For many of my clients I will often recommend daily use for 1-2 weeks, and then twice to three times weekly as a maintenance.