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Old 06-24-2014, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I took my GSD to the vet, and they didn't know what it was. He had them on both ears, worse than they are now. Any ideas?



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Old 06-24-2014, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does he scratch a lot? I've had dogs that gets spots exactly like that due to allergies. They lose the hair because the skin is irritated and they scratch quite a bit.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pax8, that was my thought as well. The ear tips (poor circulation anyways) looks very dry.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The beginning of Fly strike? Does he stay outside a lot and are you religious about picking up poo?

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Old 06-24-2014, 09:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Could be fly strike as well.


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Old 06-25-2014, 10:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This is awesome for a lot of ailments with the skin - including fly strikes (those large black flies love tips of ears).

Agree with jocoyn - make sure to get the poop picked up - if this is what you are dealing with.

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Old 07-02-2014, 06:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok, i will try to be more attentive to cleaning up his poo. He does not stay outside for more than 2-6 hours a day. often he is inside most of the day with the family. When i am outside I have yet to notice any fly problem when i am out back, but i usually don't spend more than 30 min outside unless its later in the day or i am doing yard work. thanks guys for the response. Sorry i didn't respond very quickly, i expected notifications when i received a reply.
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There is something called ear tip vasculitis, but it can have many causes...
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Its gotten much better, even since i posted this. not sure why.
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