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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Some friends of mine here in France have a lovely Beardie who was rescued and whom they adopted at the end of 2019. His ears were in a terrible condition when he was rescued, and he had to have surgery, various treatments, etc. He has been ok since then, but now he has just developed otitis and has started taking antibiotics. His owners have heard of a natural remedy called Thornit, apparently made in the UK since the early 20th century, which is well-known for the prevention of ear infection. I've told my friend I would ask you here as I know quite a few of you are experts on that sort of thing. Have you heard of it, or maybe have used it for your own dogs before ? Thank you for your reply!

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Hi Nina

We use Thornit to help remove the hair from their ears. I think it acts as a mild anaesthetic to help ease removal of hair.

It is available from UK online vet drug companies or eBay. If they need any help getting the product I'm sure we could help.

This is the description of the product

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Thornit Canker Powder can be used effectively for the treatment of ear mites in cats, dogs and small animals.

Designed to work quickly to reduce symptoms and ease irritation, Thornit Canker Powder should be massaged directly, yet gently just inside the ear surface to help eliminate wax caused by the ear mites.

It is also worthwhile applying Thornit to the paws of your pet to avoid cross-contamination.

Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide, Talc, Iodoform, Boric

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes Nina I have both heard of Thornit and used it albeit only for harvest mite not ears. It is highly recommended for ears though and from all reports is very effective, however I think it is for mites rather than infections so may not be suitable for this beardie. A word of caution also, it is a powder so should be used sparingly. I hope your friends manage to get on top of the problem, ears are really difficult to sort when they get that bad.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Got a little bottle from Crufts one year. Great stuff but don’t sprinkle it actually down the ear as it can build up a gunk inside. Love the smell but then I am a little strange that way. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you so much for your experience and recommendations, I have just transferred them to my friend, who is very grateful for your input. She says "merci beaucoup !".

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You are more than welcome Very Happy Sorry can't do French Sad what would that be in French Nina?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Jacquie, in French there are several ways to reply to "merci!", my favourite is "Avec grand plaisir!" (literally: "with great pleasure") . Wink

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Thanks Nina Very Happy not sure I'll remember that though, might have to make a note. My first French lesson Laughing Cool

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Very Happy Jacquie - the second lesson is " La plume de ma tante " Very Happy

( sorry Nina, had to be said! Very Happy )

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Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Now that's not fair! Shocked I've no idea what you said Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi NINA

I use this on all four of mine. It stops the ears getting the ears getting
problems and infection from mites - I use it about six monthly.

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Twisted Evil Jacquie - ask Mr Google......xx

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Aha Idea hadn't thought of that Wink Laughing

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Cool Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Twisted Evil Tu fais bien, Jacquie....tu fais bien.... Very Happy

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Merci Beaucoup Laughing

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Wink pas de quoi....

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Don't mention it? Confused

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Very Happy yes, exactly - you're welcome, dont mention it...all the same....same as de nada I guess....

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Yay! Very Happy Cool Laughing

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Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I can see this French class is doing really well. Félicitations à toutes ! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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