What is a natural ear cleaner for my ferrets ears? I use qtips and a pet store solution but it smells like alcohol and seems like its irritating.. Although I do not ever go down into the ear canal. So I'd like something natural.
My albino Mali's ear is kinda inflamed and has a smell and produces more wax then the other ear for a few months now. He would not let me clean it last night at all.
I asked my vet about an ear infection and she said since he has been sick with sadness since Kahlua my other ferret left us and Mali's body just went out of wack... But Mali is feeling and looking a lot healthier now for the past month and a half I think?
Considering the amount of pain or annoyance he feels about you cleaning it I would be tempted to have it swabbed and a culture done. Lady "B" had an ear infection a couple of months ago. I couldn't get ahead of it and had to take her to the vet to get a oral prescription and some ear drops. She was feeling better in a couple of days and there has been no recurrence of the issue since (she did a full 14 days of antibiotics). An ear infection is not something that should be ignored. One of our membership didn't catch an infection fast enough and it cost her ferret dearly (brain damage) and cost her considerably financially. There are some things one shouldn't leave to see if it will get better on it's own ciao
If there's a possibility of an ear infection, your ferret needs to see the vet immediately and be started on antibiotics. acodlin here had a fuzz with that, but since it's uncommon the vet didn't believe that was the problem and didn't treat it. Her little one wound up becoming septic and suffered brain damage including deafness and blindness.
Ferrets: Judge, Indie, Odin, Mr. Frodo, Miss Emily, Cody, Lucrezia, Suki, Aristotle.
Kitties: Mr. Stubbs, Watson.
DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow. RIP Herne and Ligeia.
So I finally got Mali back into the vets yesterday and he has ear mite eggs. I assume its from the baby ferret Cooper. The vet said she saw no adults and that the infection is not that bad and prescribed him 2 doses of Revolution. One for this month and another for next month. I am going to take Cooper in for his check up in a week or so. $$$ I was kind of upset with my vet since she did not listen to me in the first place there was something wrong with his ears last time I was at the vet office... Just makes me mad and makes me re assure myself that I will fight my vet next time I know im right.