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HI there, Im sorry to hear about your dog's ear infection and problems. I hope I can help. Unfortunately, doxycycline is not an appropriate antibiotic for the types of bacteria that typically cause ear infections and if the infection is in the outer ear (the ear canal and part you can see) then a systemic antibiotic alone may not help. Topical antibiotics are better for these types of infections. Can you recall if there was any mention of a ruptured ear drum? This can change what is recommended but there mare some things you can do at home if the ear drum is not ruptured to make your dog feel better. Can you tell me what medication your doctor prescribed and if an ear cleaner was sent home?