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Old 12-05-2012, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just dropped Gunner off at the vet

He's getting his teeth cleaned, a deep ear cleaning and the red droopy lip examined.

I don't know what's going on with his ears lately. We clean them twice a week because he's so active outside that they get dirty easily. He's been scratching them incessantly. They have tiny scabs inside from him scratching. So when we clean them it makes the tiny scabs break and they bleed.
I am obsessive when it comes to his ears, so I think there might be something down where I can't get to it and it's bothering him. He shakes his head a lot lately too.
He's scratched them so hard that he's scratching the fur off the back of his ears.
Nothing changed food wise so I don't know what it is. Hopefully a deep cleaning will help. Maybe an infection that I can't see?

At least with him being under anesthesia they can get a good look at everything. He's not the best patient.
They'll check out his drooping red lip. It's weird but it looked worse this morning. Maybe it was the bright lights at the vet but when I showed them the lip I was just shocked at how red it was. It wasn't like that last night. Maybe the stress of being there made it worse? Like I said, not the best patient, he stresses so much being there.


So if you could keep my boy in your thoughts today I'd appreciate it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Will do, it's so hard leaving them there
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh, poor baby
I hope they fix everything with as little stress as possible for sweet boy Gunner.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Linda, Gunner will certainly be in my thoughts this morning.

Good thing to have those ears really looked at and flushed, his teeth will be pearly white and clean
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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As far as the ears go, my oldest girl gets " Schmutz" in her ears sometimes.
I clean her ears once a week with Corium-20 ( made by Virbac).
it's a gentle ear wash/ cleanser.

Last time she actually had an ear/yeast infection. No mites. They did an ear swab and tested it in-house.
They told me to use the Corium ear wash in the AM, and then gave me Surolan ear drops to put in 2 x a day for 10 days...cleared it right up!

(Vet said it just happens, was nothing major.)

Keeping you and your boy in my thoughts...hope all goes well today.

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its good to have the vet check the ears to make sure you haven't got some grass or debris in their irritating him.

other than that I have found that Zymox works better than many vets treatments .



hope all is good
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Thinking of you and Gunner today. You will be in my prayers.
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Good thoughts coming your way.
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Sending good thoughts for you and Gunner today
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I have also had good luck with Zymox but ear infections are rarely just about the ear. Usually it's a sign of allergies. I have had two dogs with bad allergies and both had chronic ear infections. Sometimes the only obvious symptom would be the ear infections.

Environmental allergies are far more common than food allergies but feeding the same food does not guarantee that they won't develop a problem with a particular ingredient. In fact, that's why a lot of nutritionists recommend alternating proteins.
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