How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gabby Your Own Question
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11993
Experience:  DVM 19 years. Compassionate, Caring, Experienced.
2263760
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Gabby is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Bella our dog has a inflamed inside her ear!! it is red

Customer Question

bella our dog has a inflamed inside her ear!! it is red inside and appears puffie, what can I do to help her, we have had her too a vet. but just keeps coming back!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Is it always the same ear? Any drainage or debris? What did the vet give you to try? What do you feed her as far as food and treats?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its always the same ear,natural turkey strips
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
natures domain is her dog food
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** I do not repeat what the vet did, what did the vet try? Which meat nature's domain?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just ear wash!!!! natures dry dog food
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Ok thanks. There is a lot we can do. I am going to type for a few minutes.

The most common cause of chronic ear infections is food allergies.

So although the food is natural, she could still be allergic to it.

You will want to put her on one protein and one carbohydrate for one month. No treats during that time.

If she must have treats you can use marshmellows, carrots, or green beans.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

You can cook for her or buy a food with one protein and one carbohydrate. It has to be a protein and carbohydrate she has never ever had before.

Like goat, venison, rabbit, or white fish.

For the carbohydrate you can use sweet potato or white potato. NO rice as that is a grain.

Boil the protein and carbohydrate separately. Then feed 1 cup per 10 pounds a day. Can freeze into portions.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Have to do the diet trial for 6 weeks.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

You can give her human benadryl. 1 mg of benadryl, per each pound of dog, every 12 hours.

For example a 75 pound dog would take 75 mg of benadryl every 12 hours.

You can mix over the counter hydrocortisone cream and neosporin 50:50 and apply that twice a day.

How does that sound? Does that help?