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I think my 6 year old lab has a ear infection possibly ear

i think my 6 year old lab has a ear infection possibly ear mites, a lot of head shaking and scratching at ears, is there anything I can effectively treat it with over the counter, I don't have the money or means to take him to the vet right now, any help would be greatly appreciated thank you

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Dr. Peter

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Well I noticed on my otherwise healthy and in no apparent

Well I noticed on my otherwise healthy and in no apparent distress brown scabbing on the inner flaps of our dogs ears. There is no ear mite type stuff near the ear canal. Just 8mm scabs on ears bilaterally. I cleansed with diluted vinegar yesterday and the scabs are back.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Rigby and he is 3.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rigby?Customer: Nope, healthy and a fun little guy about 14 lbs

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Dr. Gregg

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My lab is having ear issues. There is smelly stuff in s

My lab is having ear issues. There is brown smelly stuff in his outer ear. He shakes his head alot. Perhaps this is a bacterial infection or ear mites? I have used hydrogen peroxide as an ear wash which helps wash out the ear but the stuff and pain persists. His ear is sensitive to touch and he shakes his head alot. Can you prescribe something?Connie

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Dr. Peter

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Both my miniature dachshunds have been shaking their heads

Both my miniature dachshunds have been shaking their heads and flapping their ears for several days now. I took them to the local clinic and they said there was nothing wrong -- infection, very clean ears. My male is so uncomfortable he has been sitting on the sofa crying and shaking his head all afternoon. Female is still shaking her head but his seems to be worse. What can I do?

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

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I have a 7 week old puppy that is whining and rubbing s ears

I have a 7 week old puppy that is whining and rubbing his ears on his blankets.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Itty BittyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: She is part of a rescue litter I took in. They have had Spirochetes, Coccidia and are currently being treated for both with Albon and Metronidazole.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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nekovet

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I have a Shar Pei-Chow mix (2 years old) and the vet said he

I have a Shar Pei-Chow mix (2 years old) and the vet said he had ear problems, and packed both ears with opti pac. The vet said to leave it in for two weeks until the next vet appt. My concern is that some dog owners complain (I read about complaints from dog owners around the USA of opti pac's negative side effects) of the negative side effects of opti pac such as deafness after several weeks of use. My dog had allergic reactions to tresoderm prescribed by another vet, so I could not use that and the Apoquel prescription I had to 1/2 because it was too strong. The optic pac is working as the dog is not shaking his head anymore. However, should I leave that stuff in his ears for a full two weeks or just one week or less? How often should I wash my dogs ears? I let him do doggy stuff like dig for groundhogs. I was using a organic apple cider/witch hazel/cod liver oil wash. The vet gave a commercial ear wash that contains alcohol but also perfume, etc. My dogs ears do not smell. What can I do to help build my dog's immunity so he does not have allergies or get ear fungus--natural products? ( I am almost certain that my dog may be allergic to a particular outdoor type of native plant that grows around two feet tall, as I see him sneezing around it, and sneezing after he is around it). Otherwise, my dog is healthy.

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Dr. Kara

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Dogs have brought fleas in home that have affected inside cats.

Dogs have brought fleas in home that have affected inside cats. It is hard to bathe the cats, I have share Advantage on the cats but think I need to apply more. Dogs have been treated. Any suggestions?JA: 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: It's the cats that I am worried about. Dogs have been treated.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: I shared Advantage on all of the cats so they did not get a full dose. Any suggestions?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Jessica Keay

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I think my Golden Retriever may have ear mites or possible

I think my Golden Retriever may have ear mites or possible an ear infection...is there an over the counter medicine I can buy to treat him, or does he need to be examined by a vet?

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nekovet

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He has a bad ear. I've been cleaning it with peroxide and guaze

He has a bad ear. I've been cleaning it with peroxide and guaze pads and using some drops from Tractor Supply plus some panalog. Is is safe to use Dura-Pen on a dog? I have give injections to my horses for many years. The dog is quite large.JA: IÂ'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Carson. Great Pyrenees rescue that was dumped. I'm guessing 3-4 years old.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Carson?Customer: Otherwise, he seems fine. Just shakes his head and the ear. It also has a odor that does get better with cleaning. I have trimmed the hair under his ear to facilitate that. I do notice a little stinky brown stuff on the hair.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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nekovet

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