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You can take a soft tissue or cloth and wipe it out. Although it is safe for you to place your finger in the ear to get this material out, I would not place anything smaller (like a q-tip) in the ear as this can be dangerous and actually force an infection deeper into the ear canal. I do recommend that Alexander be seen as soon as possible by a veterinarian before the infection or other problem progresses, and I would avoid placing any medications or cleaners in the ear until after it can be determined if the ear drum is intact or not.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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