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My Dachshund is losing hair on top of both ears. What is causing

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My Dachshund is losing hair on top of both ears. What is causing that?

Hello.

 

How long does he have this trouble?

 

Is the hair loss in the edges or the very top of his ears?

 

Thanks,

Terri

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The hair loss is on the outside flat part of the ears and a bit on the edges on the inside of the ears. It started several weeks ago, but it has gotten worse recently. A couple of months ago we changed over slowly from Science Diet to an all natural dog food. Thanks, gigi

Hi Gigi,

 

I am sorry your baby is having trouble.

 

There is an ear dermatitis specific to doxies which may be the culprit.

You can read about it here:

 

http://www.waterlooanimalhospital.com/Library/AVSArticles/K7C.txt

 

http://www.gopetsamerica.com/dog-health/ear_margin_dermatosis.aspx

 

Treatment consists of first washing her ears with a non allergic shampoo.

Selsun blue works well in these cases.

 

Then apply plain neosporin three times a day.

 

She is much better off on a natural food than science diet so you made the right choice.

 

If you think this is a allergy related give her one mg per lb of benedryl.

 

I hope your baby feels better very soon.

 

 

Warmest best wishes,

 

Terri

 

 

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