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Emma_Grace 01-09-2013 06:48 AM

Ear wax and tattered edges of the ear
 
I was doing a health check on my hog this morning and noticed the edges of his years are uneven slightly tattered and the ear canal is quite waxy. Should I be worried? He is just over one years old, I haven't noticed any change of behaviour nor itching of the ears

moxieberry 01-09-2013 07:22 AM

Re: Ear wax and tattered edges of the ear
 
Not sure about the wax - if you don't see pus or anything it's probably nothing to worry about. Maybe try to clean it with a q-tip, if he'll hold still enough for that. For the tatters, a little vaseline rubbed on daily will get rid of that.

Quinn 01-09-2013 09:51 AM

Re: Ear wax and tattered edges of the ear
 
When Quinn has gone to the vet, the vet has cleaned the wax out with a q-tip. If you can hold him down, give it a try. I'm sure it's the same rules as our ears, don't jam the Q-tip in too far.

shmurciakova 01-09-2013 01:53 PM

Re: Ear wax and tattered edges of the ear
 
You could also use a Neosporin (regular strength) on the ears. That way if it is a fungus or something like that it will be cleared up. I would be careful about using a q-tip. Just be sure to be gentle and just use it on the outside of the ear.
Best of luck,
Susan H.

Emma_Grace 01-18-2013 07:46 AM

Re: Ear wax and tattered edges of the ear
 
Thanks guys

SouthernSweet 01-18-2013 08:06 AM

Re: Ear wax and tattered edges of the ear
 
Perhaps try to clean out the ears with vitamin E oil and water in a bulb syringe? In general I like to recommend people not use Q-tips at all, and hedgehogs have smaller ears than our own; Q-tips can push wax back into the ear and create complications from build-up.


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