MY LLahso has red inflamation in his right ear and is shaking his head constantly. The ear is clear of hair and I can't see anything in it.
Type of Animal: Llahso - Dog
Name of Dog: Oscar
I swabed it with warm olive oil.
Hello, I am Dr. Peter a licensed Veterinarian. I would like to help. I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advise. There is no additional charge for information request.
1- Does it have a discharge or foul odor?
No it does not.
If the ear is inflamed (red), this is usually the first indication of an ear infection. What you can do is mix a cup of half alcohol and half white vinegar. Use this mixture to clean the ears instead of olive oil. Dry the ear and apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. If no improvement in 3-5 days, have your vet take a look at the ear.
If you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.
I don't have any medicinal alcohol in the house. I've got gin and vodka. Would that work. If not I'll try and borrow some from the neighbors. Thanks.
No, Gin or Vodka will Not work. Wait until you can get some.
12 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
Thanks. Bet you laughed at that one! I found some I didn't know I had.
I had a little giggle :)
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