Nasty ear wax on fur question!

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MissShapesMissStakes Thu 31-Jan-19 14:07:59

Our dog has just finished with an ear infection that was pretty stinky!

He’s all better now but the hair around and under his ears is horribly waxy. I tried gently wiping it with warm water on a cloth but that’s just spread it around! I’ve tried trimming the worst bits off but he’s not too keen on that.

He’s long overdue a grooming and cut session because of an op and and then his ear problems. He’s going in a week. But until then is there a good way to get the waxyness out of his fur? Or am I best leaving it to the poor groomer?

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AgathaF Thu 31-Jan-19 14:20:43

Can you bath him? Ours has had similar and only a bath/shower cleans it away.

MissShapesMissStakes Thu 31-Jan-19 16:02:04

Thanks Agatha.
I tried bathing him this morning but it’s still looking pretty waxy. He looks like he has wet look gel on! grin

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AgathaF Thu 31-Jan-19 16:46:07

grin not a great look then.

MissShapesMissStakes Thu 31-Jan-19 17:11:59

Think it would have been appreciated more in the 90s to be honest. confused

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SomethingWithLemons Thu 31-Jan-19 17:17:08

We've got the same problem. I'm not sure if it's the ear drops that have leaked out or what. I was thinking dog shampoo and a sponge.

MissShapesMissStakes Thu 31-Jan-19 17:22:22

I did wonder if it was the ear drops. But then it smells waxy to me 🤢

I tried some dog shampoo and a warm ish bath. I suppose it might be slightly better. But he’s still stuck with his wet look gel vibe.

Let me know if it works for you. Maybe our shampoo is rubbish.

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SomethingWithLemons Thu 31-Jan-19 18:07:01

Ours is quite a dark colour so she looks okay really grubby. I'll let you know.

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