It’s Geoff and Fallon here with a couple of quick puppy update photos. It took me a while to get a good outside picture, but I attached a few. We got her set up for all the vet stuff, chip registered and have the AKC transfer in progress.
The Weimaraner Clings
Molly is doing excellent, learning quickly (as we expected), and we never knew just how clingy these Weims were until we finally got one, hah! She is doing great with the crate and the kitty as well.
I have one quick question for you regarding her ears. I’ve seen a little bit of earwax: it was nothing more than the expected amount. Nevertheless, I was wondering what you and Cliff use for ear cleaning and how often you clean them?
Breeder’s Comment: There are many good products that you can use. We use Vetericyn quite often. If the Weim appears to have a wet ear we often use a powder to create a dryer atmosphere. The moist ear is best avoided. It makes for a perfect environment for bacterial and viral infections–not to mention yeast infections. We use a powder after the bath or swim to ensure the ear dries out. Any good non-alcohol ear cleanser can be used. Ear maintenance is nothing to be overlooked. Some ear canals are smaller than other, and this can create an ongoing ear issue. When cleaning the ear, you can use a cosmetic pad (a round cotton pad) to clean the outer ear. A Q-tip can be used, but you should never dig deep, or push the wax into the inner ear. A homemade mixture of 50% cider vinegar and 50% purified water can be used to instead of store bought the cleanser. This vinegar mixture can be useful if the problem is yeast based. There are some very good over the counter products. One you might consider other than Vetercicyn is Zymox.