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HarleyTheGSD 08-28-2014 05:06 PM

Painful/Itchy Ear
 
Harley's left ear is bothering him. Every time he scratches it, he cries. Though he doesn't scratch it constantly.
I've treated it for yeast build-up. Nothing. I've treated it for mites. Again, nothing. I've looked inside his ear, and it doesn't look dirty, just red and irritated. I think I'm going to have to take him to the Vet. :(
But I'm wondering, what on Earth could be causing this?:confused:

Mary Beth 08-28-2014 09:11 PM

Oh poor Harley :( Yes, he should see the vet. I wonder if it could be bug bite that got infected?

HarleyTheGSD 08-28-2014 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Mary Beth (Post 5957905)
Oh poor Harley :( Yes, he should see the vet. I wonder if it could be bug bite that got infected?

I know, it really hurts him to scratch it. And he makes the most pitiful noises. :(
I haven't thought about that...I think I'd better inspect it further.

Magwart 08-28-2014 10:34 PM

Ear infection? It might take some antibiotic drops or ointment from the vet to clear it up.

You also want the vet to get a good look at the eardrum, in case there's a middle-ear infection.

HarleyTheGSD 08-29-2014 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Magwart (Post 5958249)
Ear infection? It might take some antibiotic drops or ointment from the vet to clear it up.

You also want the vet to get a good look at the eardrum, in case there's a middle-ear infection.

Thank you, I'll talk to the Vet about this.

scuba_bob 09-02-2014 03:24 PM

Hey my shepherd gets this and just finished up a round... Sounds a lot like what's happening with yours, it swollen up and was nasty. When this first started was about a year and a half ago and the last vet would eject him with shots and put him on antibiotics with drops but after the pills and drops were done it would just come back and vet would repeat and take another $400-$500 from me, this went on for 3 or 4 times with the same vet office as their the only one in that town. I just moved out to Calgary and went to another vet that also does holistic and this vet treated the ear with drops(mometamax) no shots no antibiotics and this natural ear cleaner called avena sativa for 10 days and it fixed him up in no time. What's great is the vet also gave me drops to use if I notice his ears bugging him then I'd use this drop call burows solutions, 5 drops twice daily for two days to prevent it. Thought this was great and is working awesome so far and this vet visit cost like half of what I was paying before cause they weren't fast to up sell with shots and pills. My dogs ear issues where from allergies.


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