Thornit Canker Powder 20g


Thornit Canker Powder can be used effectively for the treatment of ear mites in cats, dogs and small animals.

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Thornit powder is the most effective and traditional canker powder remedy that can be applied directly to the ear surface of dogs, cats, and small animals in order to treat cases of ear mite, reduce symptoms, and ease irritation. Ear mite causes visible symptoms of wax build-up and is often accompanied by an unpleasant odour.

The powder works rapidly when massaged gently just inside the ear surface, acting to eliminate wax caused by troublesome ear mites.

It is worthwhile applying Thornit Powder to the paws of your animal also, in order to prevent cross-contamination — this can be done with ease by placing some of the powder in a bag and working it into the paw, pads, and halfway up the leg. Browse ear and eye medication and other non-prescription medications.


Zinc oxide, talc, iodoform, boric.

Directions for use

For all treatments only a very small amount of Thornit powder is needed per dose. Apply Thornit powder twice a day. Care should be taken as iodoform could stain a pale carpet or furnishings.


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 your pet some love, apply a pinch of powder using the end of a small spoon and lightly dust around the inner ear, avoiding the ear hole. Gently massage it in with your fingers from the outside. Relief comes with the first dose, but the treatment should continue for one to five days (usually three). When the brown wax starts to move, stop treating. 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 powder in each ear once a week will keep your pet 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 a half teaspoon to the hair which makes it much easier to finger pull the hair with it coming away easily.

Intense scratching


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

Anus itching

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

Itchy paws

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

Additional information

Weight .02 kg


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