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I have two havenese and they are both catching their ears

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I have two havenese and they are both catching their ears allot
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: dogs
JA: OK. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Mikey and Lucy
JA: How old is Mikey?
Customer: 4 and Lucy is 2
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mikey?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CVT_in_MN replied 8 months ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question.

How long have Mikey and Lucy been doing this?
Are their ears red or smell bad?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
For like two days. No ears are not red and do not smell
Expert:  CVT_in_MN replied 8 months ago.

Have they been groomed recently?

And they're just scratching at their ears?

Have they had any new foods, treats or people food?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
they were groomed on Friday. No new food
Expert:  CVT_in_MN replied 8 months ago.

Gotcha!! Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

I suspect that they're scratching at their ears because they're irritated from grooming.

Groomers will generally pluck the ear hair out of the dogs ears during grooming to help eliminate waxy build up and debris getting caught in it and causing infection.

Since it's only been a few days, I'd just keep an eye on it for now. If this is just irritation, it should resolve on it's own in another day or two. If it doesn't though, you may want to touch base with your vet to ssee if they want to get them on a medication to help calm the irritation and relieve some of the itching.

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok. It doesn't look like they did anything on ear hair Could it be ear mites
Expert:  CVT_in_MN replied 8 months ago.

If the ears are clean, without any debris in them, then odds are very low that it's mites.

I'd actually call the groomer and ask if they plucked the ears...I'd be willing to bet they did.

Expert:  CVT_in_MN replied 8 months ago.

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


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