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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience working out of West London. It will be my pleasure to help you today.
I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern.
What age is your puppy?
Are they bothered by their ear?
Thank you, sure!
Would a clear photo of what you mean be possible please?
Sure thing, ok!
I am just typing my reply.
From the photo, the ear is red and there is a substantial amount of waxy build up.
He likely does have a bacterial or fungal ear infection.
It is important he sees a vet so we can swab the discharge and prescribe the most appropriate drops.
At home, yes, we can absolutely remove this wax.
It will help to use an ear cleaner to soften it, and we can then remove as much as possible with cotton wool.
Any large clumps of fur may need to be gently teased and cut.
The more we remove the better; we want good ventilation within the ear, and ideally no wax.
That's no problem please do not put yourself at any risk.
He may be quite reactive if uncomfortable.
Do you have any further questions tonight?
My pleasure and take care.
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