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Thornit Ear Powder 20g (Canker Powder)

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Thornit Ear Powder 20g (Canker Powder)

Regular Price: £9.75

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Does your dog constantly scratch or rub his/her ears or is your dog is struggling from sore, smelly or itchy ears?  

Thornit Ear Powder is a traditional canker powder which can be used on dogs, cats and rabbits for itching or sore smelly ears as a result of ear mites. One of the most common causes is ear mites that can cause canker. Try Thornit Ear Powder for fast relief.

A mite in the ear canal can cause ear wax to form, which can also be give off a strong odour. The wax can either br dry or may weep slightly. The ears tend to be smelly. The Thornit powder is lightly dusted around the inner ear and massaged in, ultimately when the ear wax starts to move, the mite is dead. 

Mites can also get between the claws causing the animal to constantly lick the area.  Apply Thornit powder to treat the condition and also to avoid cross-contamination.

There are no antibiotics in Thornit so it can be used in perfect safety.

Full instructions supplied with every Thornit bottle.  




Directions for use (for your dog or cat or rabbit)

Any excess moisture can be gently mopped up with a cotton wool swab. DO NOT REMOVE WAX. Under normal circumstances powder should NOT be put into the ears, but brown wax acts as a cork.

Get the animal in a good position lying on its side. With cats this can be difficult and help may be needed. Give the animal some love, apply a pinch of powder using the end of a small spoon. Lightly dust around the inner ear, avoiding the ear hole. Gently massage it in with your fingers from the outside. Apply Thornit twice a day. Relief comes with the first dose, but the treatment should continue for 1-5 days (usually 3). When the brown wax starts to move, stop treating, as this means the mite is dead, and the wax will come away, pushing out the powder and leaving a clean ear. A pinch of Thornit in each ear once a week will keep the animal free from re-infection.

For breeds with long ears it is advisable to dip the ends of the ears in Thornit once a week.

Thornit can also be used for stripping hair from ears. Apply half teaspoon to the hair. This makes it much easier to finger pull the hair, as it comes away easily.

Instructions for intense stratching

General: Dust Thornit powder lightly onto the skin. If the animal has long hair, part with a comb and feed a trickle of Thornit powder to the exposed skin. A little powder goes a long way.

Anus Itching: If your animal is pulling it's bottom along the floor, and it is not gland trouble, then mites could have made a breeding bed under the tail.

Application: Apply a tiny amount of cream or Vaseline to the finger of a glove and dip into the Thornit powder. Apply to just under tail, where necessary.

Itchy Paws: Mites can get between the claws, making the animal at first constantly licking the paw, turning the pads to jelly. Then they tear out the fur, and finally nibble until there are open sores.

Application: Hold the paw in a plastic bag containing a small amount of Thornit powder. Work powder between claws, into pads and a little way up the leg.

For all treatments only a very small amount of Thornit is needed per dose. Comes with full instructions for use.

 Note: contents may settle so shake well before use.

 For all treatments only a very small amount of Thornit is needed per dose. Care should be taken, as lodoform can stain a pale carpet or furnishings.

 For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

It is not recommended to use Thornit on Whelping Bitches and puppies under 6 months old.

 If your pet is not responding well and / or is in any discomfort, then consult your Vet. 




Ingredients Zinc Oxide, Talc, Ioloform, Boric
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UK Mainland (SATURDAY delivery) - £16.99

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Channel Islands (two-day service) £18.99


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For courier deliveries, order cut off for same day dispatch is 1.30pm. Orders placed after 1.30pm on a Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday for delivery on Tuesday (or Wednesday for UK special postcodes).

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If in the unusual situation there is an issue with your order, such as an item is unexpectedly out of stock or there is an issue with delivery, we will make contact with you. In these instances, we will keep you update via email or telephone to confirm the progress of the order.

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