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What bred of dog is Bandit?
How long has he been shaking his head?
Can you see in his ear?
Is it red or smelly?
Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
While it's possible that there's a bug there, the more likely that he's got an ear infection brewing.
Dogs who have ears that hang down over the opening of the ear tend to get more ear infections because the air isn't able to get in there and circulate, drying things out.
If you have ear cleaner at home, you could use it, but if you don't, then I'd just keep an eye on it until your normal vet opens on Tuesday and have them take a peek at it. Since he's only minorly uncomfortable, I don't feel like you need to rush to the emergency vet or anything over the holiday weekend.
Of course, if it gets worse, then you'll need to go in, but I think watching it until your normal vet opens is the way to go.
I hope this helps.
You can....however, if this is an ear infection and you have him seen on Tuesday, that oil can mess with the test results.