I'm watching a 95 lab mix for 2.5 weeks. The day o picked him up the owner told me he'd had some problems with his right ear but his wife just cleaned it once a week or so and it was fine. He couldn't tell me what was used to clean the ear but casually mentioned they'd prefer have to do the surgery to remove the whole ear canal which doesn't add up to me.
I've had two cats with chronic ear issues and one had to have the total ear canal ablation surgery on both ears after he got cancer in his ears. Major expensive surgery with major recovery for a 10 pound cat, must be very expensive for a 95 pound dog. The cat was happy and playful with the complete absence of pain but it was a major recovery and this dog has separation anxiety as well.
So after a couple of days the dog started freaking out and rubbing his ear and pawing and pacing nonstop all night.
I videoed him and texted the owner who answers that he got my texts but no answer about what to do.
After a day of the poor dog suffering and keeping me up all night and I overslept two hours to work I texted the owner that if I didn't hear back I was giving the dog mybokd cats antibiotics ear drops and guessing the dose. I did and they helped.
But I ran out and now the dog is worse again. Kept me up all night.
I sent pictures of each ear to the owner but no answer. Since he won't let me take the dog to the vet, what can I clean the ear with?
I have difference drops from my cat prescribed from a vet dermatologist. Or are there ear cleaners in pet stores for dogs?