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What you are seeing might be a skin condition (dermatitis) or be from fly bites, ear mites or even mange. However, mites and even allergies usually cause some itchiness. However, he might be scratching when you are not paying attention. Here is some information on mange and allergies
You can read up on allergies here:
Various causes are discussed here:
. It may also be ear margin vasculitis which causes redness and sores on the ear edges. Tick borne disease and auto-immune diseases can cause this. A biopsy can be done to see if your dog has this condition. Blood tests can also be done to check for these diseases. An over the counter hydrocortisone ointment can be used to see if it helps until testing is completed if you think this is a possibility. Tacrolimus (Pro-Topic) 0.1%" ointment might help with any scabbing and bleeding with this condition. Some vets use this In combination with Pentoxifylline This drug increases blood circulation. These two medications together seem to work to clear up this problem.
You will want to get this checked out by your vet to determine the cause so appropriate treatment can be given. In the meantime you might try some Neosporin or triple antibiotic cream on them to provide some relief if it is bothering Cooper in the meantime.
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Thank you for your effort. I would prefer to work with a Vet who actually wanted to see the photos rather than giving me a long list of possibilities and telling me to take him to see a vet.
I would prefer someone else answer this question, please.
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I will send two of each ear. For the ear that is more healed, the close up is a little out of focus, but you can see the scab and the other picture of the same ear is focused. The ear with the more open wound photos are both pretty good. If you want better pictures let me know.
I know for a fact he is NOT scratching at his ears.
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