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Old 12-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looks as if Kira does have an ear issue.

This morning, I noticed Kira scratching her ear, and shaking her head. I happen to find a tick in the vicinity of her ear, and thought that was the cause.

Tonight, she's been shaking her head, and I noticed a little wetness in her ear.

My schedule may not allow a vet visit this week.

Any suggestions?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any noticeable brown stuff in there? Does it smell kind of like cheese in there?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I used an ear wipe earlier today, and there was a little brown crud. I won't say a lot, but some.
There are no noticeable odors in either ear. Both smell the same
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If you start noticing extra crud or a cheesy smell... it could be a yeast or ear infection going on in there. I'm sure you will, but just keep an eye on her for now. If it really starts bothering her... make a vet appointment.
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don't delay going to the Vet. can your wife take Kira to the Vet?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If she shakes a lot, should I attempt to clean with a cotton ball and some over the counter ear cleaner?
Or should I let it alone for a few days?
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take her to the Vet. don't guess or play with your dogs health. asking
questions on the forum won't heal your dog.

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If she shakes a lot, should I attempt to clean with a cotton ball and some over the counter ear cleaner?
Or should I let it alone for a few days?

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just an FYI...ear infections that are let go are extremely painful, can build pressure and burst ear drums and result in a deaf dog. Not saying this is an infection, just a bit of info.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Vet. It should not be an expensive or long appt. They will probably swab it, determine if it is yeast or bacteria (or mites but I doubt she has mites) and give you the appropriate treatment.
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take her to the Vet.
Ditto.
If you can't, have your wife bring her in.
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