Terrific Ear Powder (TEP) is an Iodoform based powder that kills anaerobic bacteria and fungi which flourish in warm, moist, airless places. The zinc oxide and boric acid help keep the ears dry. Used once monthly, no more stinky ears!
TEP is also effective in killing ear mites.
Made in the USA
Wax/Smelly Ears Apply a pinch of powder to each ear allowing the powder to go down into the canal. Gently hold up and shake the ear flap. Massage the powder into the ear canal from behind the ears. (See monthly maintenance below)
Problem Ears Apply TEP once a day for 1 to 2 weeks. Each day use a dry Q-tip to remove any visible powder and gunk, then add the fresh pinch of powder. After each week of treatment, clean out the old TEP with an ear wash of your choice. (Click here for recipe) Relief comes after the first dose, but the treatment should continue. DO NOT PACK THE EARS WITH TEP
Ear Washing Outside, fill the ear canals with ear wash and massage from behind the ears for 30 seconds. Stand back and let your pet shake out the ear wash. Remove any visible debris with cotton balls (see below). Use a Q-tip for crevasses. Dry the excessive wetness with a towel and let the ears dry before reapplying TEP.
Cotton Balls- Fill a small jar halfway with a 50/50 mixture of alcohol and witch hazel then fill the jar with cotton balls.
* Monthly Maintenance*
A pinch of TEP to each ear once a month will keep the animals ears clear, especially during warm weather, and on animals with ‘flop down’ ears. Remember to clean out old TEP and let the ears dry before reapplying. Some animals require ear maintenance weekly.
DO NOT PACK THE EARS WITH TEP
Ear Mites Ear mites may also be present in earwax. Dogs with this problem often shake their heads and scratch their ears. Ear mites are very contagious and will require treatment for over 3 weeks. TEP kills the adult mites only, so repeated applications are needed. Based on the life cycle of mites, treatment consists of applying TEP for 7 days, then waiting 10 days for baby mites to mature, and treating again for an additional 7 days.
Anus If the animal pulls its bottom on the floor and it is not anal gland trouble, the mites could be under the tail. Apply a tiny amount of antiseptic healing cream to finger or glove and dip into powder. Apply just below the tail.
Paws Mites can get between the claws, making the animal lick them constantly, turning the pads to jelly, and then they tear out the fur and nibble a hole in themselves. Treatment: hold paw in plastic bag containing a small amount of TEP, work between claws, into the pads and a little way up the leg.
Ear Hair Removal Simply apply the powder to the ear hair and pull. The hair will come out easily between your fingers.