THORNIT Canker Powder
For Dogs, Cats and Rabbits
Information and Instructions for Use
Canker is caused by ear mites, picked up in grass and often dropped by foxes. The more usual forms are brownish waxy scabs inside the ears. These are made by the mite wishing
to chew the ear in the dark. The scabs can be dry, or weep slightly, causing a smell. The other type is much more offensive, and stinks of gangrene, while discharging globs of pus.
In both cases the symptoms are scratching, head shaking, rubbing of ears on the floor, and general distress. There can be red sores, inflammation and blood clots caused
by constant scratching. The standard treatment of drops and antibiotics give only temporary relief. There are NO antibiotics in THORNIT, so it can be used in perfect safety.
INSTRUCTIONS - EARS
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 in ears, but the 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). Apply a pinch of THORNIT Canker Powder using the end of a spoon.
Lightly dust round the inner ear avoiding the ear hole. Gently massage the powder in with your finger from the outside. Apply THORNIT Canker Powder twice a day.
Relief comes with the first dose, but the treatment should continue for 1 to 5 days (usually 3).
WHEN THE BROWN WAX STARTS TO MOVE - STOP
This means that the mite are dead & the wax will come away, pushing out the powder and leaving a clean ear.
A pinch of THORNIT Canker Powder 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 Canker Powder once a week.
For Stripping Hair From Ears: Apply ½ teaspoon to the hair - hair comes out easily.
INSTRUCTIONS - INTENSE SCRATCHING
A vet in Australia has isolated the mite that causes intense distress in dogs who are in constant motion, scratching and biting all parts of their body. The vet says the ear mite has
transferred itself to the scurf of the body. It is very tiny and mobile. Vets can find nothing wrong. Skin scrapings sent to vet colleges give a clean bill of health. Shampooing is useless.
Treatment - Dust THORNIT Canker Powder lightly onto the skin. If the animal has long hair, part the hair with a comb feeding a small trickle of THORNIT Canker Powder on the exposed skin.
A LITTLE POWDER GOES A LONG WAY.
If the animal drags its bottom on the floor and if it's not anal gland trouble, the mites could have made a breeding bed under the tail.
Treatment - Apply a tiny amount of animal skin cream to the finger of a glove and dip into the THORNIT Powder. Apply just below the tail where necessary.
Mites can get between the claws, making the animal lick the paw constantly (turning the pads into a lollypop) and then they tear out their fur and finally nibble a hole in themselves.
Treatment - Hold the paw in a plastic bag containing a small amount of THORNIT Canker Powder. Work the powder between the claws, into the pads and a little way up the leg.
**Please Note** For all treatments only a very small amount of THORNIT Canker Powder is needed per dose.
Care should be taken as the active ingredient iodoform could stain pale carpets or furnishings.
For external use only and only to be administered as per these instructions. Keep out of reach of children.
Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Talc, Iodoform, Boric.