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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Is there any redness, drainage, or odor in the affected ear? How long has he had the issue?
Ok thank you. I am thinking he may have an inner ear infection. That could cause pain that is worse with temperature changes such as when going outside for a walk.
You also would not be able to see it without an otoscope.
So it would be a good idea to get a vet to look deep into his ear.
If he does have an infection then antibiotics would be prescribed.
He could also have something stuck down in there. But that would require an otoscope exam to see it as well.
As long as he does not have any underlying health issues, and he is not on any medications, you can give him human aspirin for pain. 5 mg of aspirin, per each pound of dog, every 12 hours as needed. Give it with food to help prevent gastrointestinal upset.
How does that sound?
My pleasure. Hope he feels better soon.