Allergies to their food or something in the environment are not as rare as one would hope. A goodly number of pets see a vast improvement by switching to high-quality food and in some cases, a home-prepared meal. For many, a simple elimination of certain grains from the diet can be the catalyst toward overcoming this acute ear issue. This ear situation is a tricky one. Adding to the confusion as well as the frustration--in the news, grain-free diets are no longer considered the solution. Scientific studies indicate the grain-free diet can lead to other health issues. So, be selective in your choice--opt for rice instead of corn, wheat, or barley. Besides making a food change, some Weimaraners enjoy a couple of spoons of yogurt stirred into the morning fare. Make it the kind with live cultures. Our Weims love natural, vanilla, or berry-flavored store brand yogurt. Make it all-natural and with live cultures to get the health benefits.
When Supplements, food and Yogurt fail
When the simple solution fails, we turn to Zymox. It is an over the counter (otc) which has proven effective for us. We suggest you try the one with hydrocortisone. The one exception that we are aware of for this product is for a pregnant or lactating female. Zymox makes the hydrocortisone-free product that works quite well. Nothing brings quicker relief than the hydrocortisone. Sometimes you need the itching, shaking, and discomfort to stop. The Weim most certainly does too!
OWYHEESTAR WEIMARANER DISCLAIMER
Secondly, we want to disclose our recommendations or advice is based solely on our experience with the Weimaraner. Neither Cliff or Shela Nielsen is a licensed Vet Technician, nor are either of them a licensed Veterinarian. When in doubt about a medical concern, please check with your Veterinary professional.
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