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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
1- Is the skin in the ear canal irritated?
2- What are you using to clean his ears?
3- Does he have evidence of infection like: A discharge, bad odor, etc.?
I am sorry to hear about King Midas. It appears your first expert has left the conversation; can I be of help?
If he is shaking his head, there may be infection inside his ears, or he may have some plant material or even a tick down in the ear. When you look into his ears, you can only see about 1/3 of his ear canal; most of the ear canal and ear drum can only be seen with an otoscope. Having his ears checked completely with a scope is the first thing I would do if he were my own dog.
If the tips of his ears are irritated, you can apply some antibiotic ointment and/or cortisone ointment to the irritated areas.
Let me know how he is doing and if I can answer anything else. Rebecca