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Head shaking

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head shaking
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am sorry to hear Ramone is having issues with his ears! There are two reasons he would be shaking his head without overt evidence of an infection:
- Allergies- this is very common and I personally develop an itchy ear with allergies yet there is no redness. I see this often in pets as well and benadryl can be effective to control the shaking at 1 mg/ pound every 8-12 hours but may cause mild sedation initially
- Something in the ear for example a grass awn or foreign body that your veterinarian will have to remove

I would advise trying the benadryl first and foremost and see if that controls the symptoms. It is a common result of allergies even if there are no other symptoms and often there is no debris, redness, nor odor

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope he is feeling better soon!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is Ramone feeling? Did the benadryl help? I would love an update when you are able

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.
Hi Gilda,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Ramone. How is everything going?

Dr. Altman

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