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Old 12-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Glad we don't have foxtails on the east coast (that I know of)
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:42 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Fox tails/cheat grass keep the vets here in business
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Once you've had a dog that's had lots of ear infections, it's ok to do self-medicating at home in the beginning, because you know what you're looking for. Same with stuff in the ears.

If it's a first time thing, probably better just go to the vet, if nothing else but to have the ointment etc on hand to be pro-active next time.

Hope she's better soon, Anthony.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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This chic's become "high maintenance"

On my way to vet.

I think everyone's right in this case.

Since it is her first ear incident, I agree that a vet visit is a good idea. Going forward, I should know how to handle




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Old 12-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #25 (permalink)
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This chic's become "high maintenance"
LOL! It never ends!
(Hopefully , it's just a yeast infection and needs a cleanser and ear drops.)

Hope all goes well.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Just returned from vet. Besides feeling like I was mugged, it was a good choice to have her examined.

The ear had obvious blood, but no sign of mites. There was some yeast and irritation.
They cleaned and medicated both ears with Epioptic ear cleaner, and Animax drops / ointment.

Otherwise a clean bill of health.


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Old 12-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Oh blood, so it has been going on for a few days anyway.
Glad you got her in

Get some of that vetericyn and use it, it kicks ear infections quickly! I got the spray although they want you to buy a 4oz. one for ears, the spray worked just as good as the small bottle, same ingredients!
I got mine from Horse Supplies, Pet Supplies, Farm Supplies, Goat Supplies - Valley Vet Supply I think? They had the best prices!
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Oh blood, so it has been going on for a few days anyway.
Glad you got her in

Get some of that vetericyn and use it, it kicks ear infections quickly! I got the spray although they want you to buy a 4oz. one for ears, the spray worked just as good as the small bottle, same ingredients!
I got mine from Horse Supplies, Pet Supplies, Farm Supplies, Goat Supplies - Valley Vet Supply I think? They had the best prices!
I saw vetericyn mentioned in a few threads.
Should I get as a precaution for future use?
Or get some to use in addition to what the Vet gave me?


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Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Vetericyn! That stuff is gold.

I use it on myself more than the dog!
Especially for insect bites. Keeps them from getting infected. Great for taking the sting out after shaving legs.
As for the dog, that is great for any kind of scrape, hot spot, or irritation. Everyone should have some in their medicine cabinet.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Did they culture the ear? The reason I ask is we have been dealing with an ear infection since July, when we brought Jerry home, and his vet records show that he's had antibiotics, ear drops, and cleaner prescribed from 3 other vets. He came to us on antibiotics and ear drops and it never got better. I took him to our vet, he got more antibiotics and Benadryl. It didn't get better. He got a shot of antibiotics and drops. It didn't get better. Two weeks ago we took him in and they sedated him, flushed his ear, and did a culture. The vet said there were several pockets of pus and blood and his ear was terribly swollen. He also has a very narrow ear canal, which could be genetic or a result of the life-long ear infection.

The culture came back as a very serious bacteria that can only be killed by one antibiotic. Basically, dog MRSA. He goes in tomorrow for a recheck and if it's still bad, he'll start the antibiotic drops. The ongoing treatment and going from home to home and vet to vet just made things worse and worse.

Even after having it flushed (and plenty of cleanings by me over the past five months) there is still a lot of dirt and debris coming out of his ear. I'm shocked that one ear can have so much gunk in it.

Since Kira has only lived with you, this shouldn't be an issue, but if it doesn't get cleared up in a few weeks you may want to consider having it cultured so you know what you're dealing with.


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