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We have a 14 year old Cock-a-poo. Eby was diagnosed last year

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We have a 14 year old Cock-a-poo. Eby was diagnosed last year with 'Old Dogs Disease'. Last year she was about 5 weeks with losing her balance, falling over, walking in circles & rapid eye movement. We were told after several weeks that we would have to make the decision to put her to sleep. We hesitated on the thought & she pulled out of it the following week. Now... its starting back up.
For the past several weeks, her one ear seems to always be flipped up. Could this so called 'Old Dog Disease' be from an ear infection? She has had ear infections in the past. What can we do at home for her & what can we do or say to her Vet Dr. on this situation?
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Craig & Tammy Buchoz
Hello. My name isXXXXX will be happy to help you. It is possible that it could be due to an inner ear infection, especially if she has had issues with ear infections in the past. I would just express your concern that she may have an inner ear infection. They can try and see what her ear drum looks like, but that may be difficult if there is a lot of debris or swelling. It may require some cleaning or a video otoscope to get a better view. An x-ray of the skull may be necessary to evaluate for an inner ear infection better. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Hi Craig & Tammy,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Eby Or Ebony. How is everything going?

Dr. John

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