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Hi,
My 13 week old vizsla pup seems to have smelly ears. I kept noticing a strong musky doggy smell of her, so i bathed her last week and she still seemed to smell. Using my extra strong sense of smell (I do have a sensitive nose!) I have realised that this smell is coming from her ears. It isn't really strong, but strong enough to make her smell a bit as she walks past you, if you know what I mean.
I looked up on the internet and it sounds like she may have a yeast overgrowth in her ears. I cleaned out her ears with an unfarganced baby wipe, one for each ear, but I have not put ear solution in her ear or anything like that. There was some brown wax in her ears, but not loads. I have also started giving her a tablespoon of live unsweetened yoghurt once a day, as advised on the internet!
My question is, could it be that she will just always be a bit whiffy, is this normal, should I get her checked by a vet (I am loathe to, not because of money just because I would rather sort it out myself first) and is there anything else I could do?
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Haven't had that problem with our girl who is now 4 1/2 months old... our breeder sent us home with a long list of 'to do's' one of them being to clean her ears out weekly with a solution of half white vinegar/half rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball. We've been doing that since we brought her home and no problems....
 

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Catan had this problem with yeast. We tried just using a solution we bought from the vet but it just kept coming back. We then tried a couple different meds from the vet. No smell now but we still clean them a couple times a week.
 

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Thanks everyone,
I've been assured by someone experienced (who kindly agreed to smell my dog's ears yesterday!) That her ears don't smell really bad and there is not a thing wrong with them!
I think I just have a really strong sense of smell!
Also because this is my first Vizsla I think i worry over every little thing, even more than I did when my kids were new-borns!
Thanks again
 

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My girl's ears smell occasionally too, but we found was that she had an ear infection. If you look at your dogs ears do you see a redish color wax, or at least lots of it, and an irritated ear canal. We bought Zymox Otic and it cleared right up. Found it on eb** for a good deal. In the summer months when my dog is in the water a lot is when she has her problems with her ears. Not sure if your dog shares the same symptoms, just thought i would share.
 
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