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    Default Feisty bulldog hated ear drops...help! Ideas??

    Hello!

    my 2 year old bully has pretty bad yeast on both ears but mostly in the right one. I took him to the vet where the vet prescribed ear drops that contain vinegar to put in both ears. Every time I try my bully (King) runs away and refuses. He absolutely hates it! I have been able to sneak up on him and do a couple of drops, but I swear he gets mad at me. I have to laugh at time...

    any ideas on what to do? Any way to get him to take the drops for yeast so that he doesn't freak?


    THANK YOU!!!

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    Brie freaks too. She had 2 nasty yeast infections bak to back. She runs if she even sees the ear wash bottle. Then, after I manage to clean her ears she turns her back on me. I go to kiss her face n she turns her face away..lol. Maybe give him a treat with the ear drops? I know staying calm is helpful even tho it is hard sometimes.

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    Default Re: Feisty bulldog hated ear drops...help! Ideas??

    OK here is what I do.... when I have to use ear drops, I sit/straddle on him while he is laying down, not full weight, just enough to hold him still lol. That way he can't move and I can put the drops in and massage under his ears real good to get the drops down deep. Of course he goes nuts afterwards and rubs his ears all over my area rug, that is why I sit on him and massage under his ears to make sure they go in deep. Good Luck.
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    Default Re: Feisty bulldog hated ear drops...help! Ideas??

    I am absolutely no help here Sheldon stands there and lets me put the ear flush the vet gave me in his ears....but I would probably do what @KMARINO does if Sheldon forced me to.

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    I do what pretty much what @KMARINO does when I do catch her..lol

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    I do the same thing that @KMARINO does... kind of sit/straddle and have your treats nearby for a quick good boy
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    Default Re: Feisty bulldog hated ear drops...help! Ideas??

    Both mine hate having their ears done too it always a struggle but definately have a nice big treat near by

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    Default Re: Feisty bulldog hated ear drops...help! Ideas??

    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    OK here is what I do.... when I have to use ear drops, I sit/straddle on him while he is laying down, not full weight, just enough to hold him still lol. That way he can't move and I can put the drops in and massage under his ears real good to get the drops down deep. Of course he goes nuts afterwards and rubs his ears all over my area rug, that is why I sit on him and massage under his ears to make sure they go in deep. Good Luck.
    Good luck is right. I have had to in the past put drops in Ace's ears. OMG. Getting them in is hard enough, massaging it in is the proper thing to do but wow. Once in off he goes shaking his head and rubbing on everything he can to shake and get it out. We are trying to help dont they get it? And once treated and smelling those drops anytime you get the drops out to treat again and off to the races. They don't want them in their ears. These nutty bulldogs will drive one crazy. "Hold still dammit, I'm trying to make you feel better" I love these dogs but they can make it so complicated at times

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    Default Re: Feisty bulldog hated ear drops...help! Ideas??

    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    OK here is what I do.... when I have to use ear drops, I sit/straddle on him while he is laying down, not full weight, just enough to hold him still lol. That way he can't move and I can put the drops in and massage under his ears real good to get the drops down deep. Of course he goes nuts afterwards and rubs his ears all over my area rug, that is why I sit on him and massage under his ears to make sure they go in deep. Good Luck.
    I think this is what I will have to start doing with Petunia...she runs off everytime she sees the bottle of ear wash...I have never seen a bulldog run so fast! She runs off anywhere where it is a tight space. Smart girl.

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    Default Re: Feisty bulldog hated ear drops...help! Ideas??

    I've been going thru this with Bo. Here's how I thwarted his efforts to avoid those terrible healing ear drops.

    High value treat. REALLY high value. Lunch meat is the top of the heap for Bo.
    I pretend to put them in a rub rub rub those ears like mad. He loves that rubbing. I also make a BOOP noise and say "good boy" after each boop.
    When I'm done faking him out for a bit, I put the drops in (Boop!) and continue to rub like mad and then give him the high value treat. The wet sensation in his ears is now associated with lunch meat. LOL
    Yesterday, he even came TO ME for the drops. Since he only needs them for five days in a row, we are done today.

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