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From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-08-12 11:41:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Rubbing alcohol for ear cleaning

StewartMINCY@a... wrote:
> Question: Someone told me the prefect way to clean a ferret's ears of
> wax
> build up is to swab out the ear with rubbing alcohol. Is this true?
> What
> about the excess dripping into the ear canel, wouldn't that cause
> damage to
> the inner ear? I use hydrogen peroxide-but the bubbles really make
> those
> little fuzzies jumpy.

I don't recommend either one, but certainly not alcohol. If he has a
little scratch in the ear, he is going to really hurt. They make ear
cleaning solutions and you can take your pick from a number at Personally, I use Marshall's.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if your car alarm eats dog food.