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I have 2 dachshunds and 1 beagle. I had a lab who passed a

I have 2 dachshunds and 1 beagle. I had a lab who passed a while ago who a few months ago had an ear infection. I've been a vet Technician and I'm dealing with some ear issues with my 3 now. After a bath a few days ago and cleaning their ears with Zymox there was black/brown gunk that came out of their ears. I did swab with Q-Tips on the outer edges and wiped with cotton balls. I've cleaned many dog and cats ears in my time. A while later I heard the squishy noise and wasn't happy about that. I did do a flush, more gunk came out but not all of it. Left it alone and a couple of days later started them on Zymox Otic w/Hydrocortisone. Now their ears are warm, one is shaking her her head once in a while (didn't do that before). Gunk still coming out of ears. The oldest one had a small piece come out tonight. They don't seem to feel well afterwards. Or at least the oldest one. They go to sleep. They still eat but not finishing their food like before. They are on good refrigerated food. Not raw, canned or dry. Should I stop using Zymox? Go to a more natural solution? Vet has tried meds before in the past for cleaning etc. dogs very sensitive to meds and can't handle them. Reactions to everything they had at vets office. I will admit that 2 of them roll in the dirt outside but the other one not so much. Thank goodness they don't roll in the mud. :)

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jadedangel57

Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health

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I have a female yorkshire terrier. The place I got her from

I have a female yorkshire terrier. The place I got her from was very dirty and she came with variety of fixable health issues. Fleas, worms, intestinal parasites, ear mites, and an eye infection. Everything has been taken care of except the eye infection. I have been to the vet four times regarding this issue. The first two times they told me she had an eye infection and prescribed medication one of the times was Neopolydex I don't remember the other medication. The third time (this is from the same Vet office) I was told it was told it was because she needed a haircut and hair was getting in her eye causing it. I disputed this pointing out despite needing a haircut no hair was touching her eye and that this issue is present even after a fresh haircut, to the vet, with no success. Of course the haircut did nothing to help. The forth time was at a different office and the vet did a dye test and showed me that the tear duct that went to the nose was partially clogged causing the issue and gave her a antihistamine shot. This did not help either. The vet always says something about doing better to clean the build up out of her eye, however it is impossible to do. The discharge starts immediately after washing and doesn't stop. within 30 minutes to an hour the hair around the eyes is gooey and it can't be removed without washing again. After a few days of accumulation it starts to harden like normal eye discharge would but there is much more and it can't be pulled out without washing to soften it up because it has hardened around the hair. This makes the skin where it's at perpetually red and irritated. I need to know what medicine or what can be done to do to permanently get rid of this infection.

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Lisa

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My golden doodle has a something going on with her nose,

My golden doodle has a something going on with her noseJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Stella and she is 4.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Stella?Customer: Would it help if I took a photo?

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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She is losing weight and hair loss she went blind in 24hrs

she is losing weight and hair loss she went blind in 24hrs been treat her for ear mites and using medaced shampooJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Reba 5yr. old pug mix she also has allergies treating with dog bendillJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Reba?Customer: nothing I can Think of

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Scott Perry

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

184 satisfied customers
Oh, Didn't know this was a chat thing, but cool. Dog hasn't

Oh, hi! Didn't know this was a chat thing, but cool.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: Dog hasn't pooped most of the day. In the past few days, he has pooped twice in the morning, then for 6 hours he won't poop, then he poops again towards the evening after dinner and sometimes at around 9pm. I noticed in the past couple of days he hasn't been eating that well or drinking much either. I feel him 1/2 cup of puppy kibble in the morning, and it takes him all day to finish it. Then another 1/2 cup in the evening, plus about 1/4 cup in treats throughout the day.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Koa, mini Aussie shepherd, 4 months old. We adopted him 6 days ago.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Koa?Customer: He has ear mites, and is strongly resisting ear drop treatment. I think I've gotten in 1 drop, when we're supposed to do 5 drops per day. Lots of tears (dog and me) trying to get the drops in.

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Dr Marta Lepes

DVM owner

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Our 6 month old Pyrennes/Husky got stung by a bee on the

Our 6 month old Pyrennes/Husky got stung by a bee on the right side of her face the other day. We gave her benedryl and her face was swollen for a but a day. Now her right ear is full of tiny blisters and it is draining creamy yellow puss from the inner ear which builds up as a dark rust color build up. Some of her little blisters are weeping and crusting up and her ear smells awful. We have been cleaning it withe a apple cider vinegar and water solution and tea tree oil.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: ZivaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ziva?Customer: We just had her spayed on the 27th, we noticed her ear was damp when we picked her up but didn't think to check it for infection/drainage. Just figured she had been licking it.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,086 satisfied customers
Boxer-Beagle mix has diarrhea for three days.

2.5 years old boxer/beagle mix has been having diarrhea for the past 3 days, including accidents in the house. She was Dx with hookworm 1 month ago, has had 2 treatments. She does cough sometimes.Her name is***** seems to be ok energy-wise. How can i help her?

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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I don't know. She's a sweet quiet 1 yr old 1/2

I don't know. She's a sweet quiet 1 yr old 1/2 Australian,1/2 Border Collie. Last summer she was treated for Lyme's disease and ear mites and seemed to recover from both things and was doing well. Now she wanders aimlessly, when she lays down her head shakes like she has Parkinson's, she will scratch the floor, ( I assume that means she's in pain?) but she loves to have me pet/scratch her. She also wants to go outside 2-3 time an hour but only for 3-5 min. at a time. Sometimes when she goes out at night I need to call her back in after 15-20 min or so though. I don't know if she's forgotten to come in or if she's gotten lost in the yard or what. Sometimes she falls like she's weak, she'll lean against a snowbank, fall when she's going potty, and lean against the wall when she sits down. Gladys loves to lay directly on the register when the heat is on, always has loved this. She has started snapping at the female lab when she walks by. I'm wondering if this is something neurological? I'm afraid I may have to put poor Gladys down.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the Border collie. What is the Border collie's name?Customer: GladysJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Gladys?Customer: I just sent a detailed message.

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,254 satisfied customers
My dog is shaking her head. I found tiny red "' in a few

my dog is shaking her head. I found tiny red "pricks' in a few places. What is this and what should I do for her? Thanks a lotJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Zoe. She is 8JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zoe?Customer: She has severe allergies, well managed with allergy injections.

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Dr. John

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

12,238 satisfied customers
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