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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Is it always the same ear? Any drainage or debris? What did the vet give you to try? What do you feed her as far as food and treats?
Thank you, ***** ***** I do not repeat what the vet did, what did the vet try? Which meat nature's domain?
Ok thanks. There is a lot we can do. I am going to type for a few minutes.
The most common cause of chronic ear infections is food allergies.
So although the food is natural, she could still be allergic to it.
You will want to put her on one protein and one carbohydrate for one month. No treats during that time.
If she must have treats you can use marshmellows, carrots, or green beans.
You can cook for her or buy a food with one protein and one carbohydrate. It has to be a protein and carbohydrate she has never ever had before.
Like goat, venison, rabbit, or white fish.
For the carbohydrate you can use sweet potato or white potato. NO rice as that is a grain.
Boil the protein and carbohydrate separately. Then feed 1 cup per 10 pounds a day. Can freeze into portions.
Or, can try http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/categories.aspx?pet=dog&cat=3
Have to do the diet trial for 6 weeks.
Topically I would use http://www.amazon.com/Pet-King-Brands-Enzymatic-1-25-Ounce/dp/B0066VLPGA/ref=sr_1_3?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1444587392&sr=1-3&keywords=otomax
You can give her human benadryl. 1 mg of benadryl, per each pound of dog, every 12 hours.
For example a 75 pound dog would take 75 mg of benadryl every 12 hours.
You can mix over the counter hydrocortisone cream and neosporin 50:50 and apply that twice a day.
How does that sound? Does that help?