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Ear Plucking :

In the Olden Days the groomers used to pluck the hair out of the ears and put some calamine lotion in there. The lotion would dry and leave a nice white powder in the ears. They don't do that any more but they should.

In anything 'Poodle' or 'Doodle' we see EXCESSIVE ear hair. And that collects wax (germ food) and germs and yeasts and fungi and Hobbits.
Keeping the ears plucked prevents infection. Dog Breeders (Who scoff at Veterinarian's meager educations) know that plucking the ears causes inflamation - (and it does, for about 15 minutes but that's amply offset by drying and reduction in germs in the ear.)
So, you should pluck, or have-plucked by someone - -- the Oodle's ears.
If you've had a dog with an ear infection clear up = - and then come back alot of times it's coincident to the regrowth of the ear canal hair. /sadface
The hair you can SEE is the "tip of the iceberg" and the other hair can grow all the way out the canal from adjacent to the ear drum and that's itchy. A "wonder" of manmade genetics - not present in wild / primal Canines, Coyotes, Hobbits, or Wolves.

R-7 Step 3 Drying Ear CreamYou can still get something like the old calamine lotion - it's EXACTLY the R-7 Step 3 Drying Ear Cream. The Step 1 and Step 2 are both professional products. But the Step 3 is the one that you'd use AFTER ear plucking to calm the ear down a little bit.

From Amazon: R-7 Step 3 Drying Ear Cream

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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