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My dogs ears are twitching but there is no dischargeand ...

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My dogs ears are twitching but there is no discharge
and he is not trying to scratch them. What could be
wrong with them? We just picked him up yesterday from
boarding facility could he have picked something up there?
Dutches Owner
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Debbie replied 9 years ago.

He could have picked up ear mites from other dogs. Sometimes you can't see them until they really start multiplying. They look like flaky brown exudate down very deep in the ear canal and then usually build up to where you can see them. If he starts shaking his head, that is another sign. You can easily treat this by placing a Revolution application on him which is flea prevention and also treats ear mites. You have to be current on heartworm prevention to use this prodoct, though, as it is also a heartworm prevention.

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