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About 3am Flash suddenly was shaking his head and scratching his ears a lot, whining the whole time. We didn't get any sleep the rest of the night it was so bad. Took him to the vet this a.m. and it's yeast. Water fun has its disadvantages and he's part fish. 2 ear meds 2x/day for a week. He put up a heck of a fight. His poor ears hurt so bad he doesn't want anyone touching them. It took him a few minutes before he would take a treat from the vet and after that he still kept giving the vet the evil eye. My70lb tough cookie wanted nothing more than to climb up into DH's lap to make the vet go away.


Wish me luck giving him his meds tomorrow all by myself. And we're going back to the vet tomorrow for a POSITIVE experience.
 

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Aww poor baby! I hope after a couple of doses of meds, he'll settle enough for you to administer it.
 

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Oh poor little Flashy....... hope his little radar feel better soon!

Yeast infections are irritating and painful, good thing you jumped on it right away.
 

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Sarge had an ear problem a while back. I hate to take him to the vet, he doesnt like it one bit. If he could climb into my pocket,he would. He stays really close to me and has that sad face like hes looking to me to protect him.

I posted the other day about the last time I took him. We were sitting in an exam room, other techs were moving other dogs here and there. I told her it would be better if I went along. She says...oh no, itll be fine.

Her and sarge walked out of the room. In about 20 seconds I hear someone yell....LOOSE DOG..LOOSE DOG!!!! Then here comes sarge around the corner and sits down on my feet!!!

She comes back in and says, maybe it would be better if you came along.


I hope your guy gets better soon.
 

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Brady has had plenty of yeast infections in his ears.
Make flash sit and show him, let him sniff the med.
touch his ear lightly so he knows your not trying to hurt him. then put it in. He will fight and then run cuase he's going to shak his head. I hope it doesn't spread to they other ear.

Good luck with that!! not a pleasant experience but you can do it.
do you have to give any oral meds
 

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Gracie LOVES LOVES LOVES her vet so when I took her in Tuesday and she cowered in the corner, I knew something was wrong (as if scratching her ears until they bled was not enought
). She had such a terrible reaction to the new food (and I wondered if sprinkler play had anything to do with it). She's on temeril-p (antihistamine/steroid) for 7 days and tresaderm drops for 2 weeks. She hated the drops at first - cold drops on an inflamed ear - but now she tolerates them. Hope Flash is better soon.
 

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This was his first traumatizing experience at the vet and hopefully the last for at least a while. We go to the vet for no reason at all at least monthly (even more frequently when he was younger). In fact we went just last week. And again tomorrow.


It broke my heart to see him like that both last night and at the vet's. It's so not him.
The look he was giving the vet, oh my!
He went from HEY IT'S THE VET I SHOULD KISS HIM to OMG WTF ARE YOU DOING TO ME STOOOOOOOP to
you, butthole, I hope you die in a fiery crash.
 
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