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Krista Kline, Dog Veterinarian
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She is 4 years old, and has always been in good health, but

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she is 4 years old, and has always been in good health, but the last couple of days she's been getting a pretty good amount of light brown discharge from her left ear. The inside of the ear looked red and irritated yesterday, but today it's not as bad.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Duh! A female dog. Boston Terrier mix.
JA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?
Customer: Yes, I'm sorry, that's why I said duh. It was silly of me not to mention it to begin with.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Budger
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Budger?
Customer: No, she's always been in good shape with no problems. That's why her ear draining all of a sudden worried me. She is due for her shots I believe.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Krista Kline replied 10 months ago.

Hi! My name is***** and I am a small animal veterinarian and I am going to help you with Budger today. Would you mind answering a few more questions about Budger so I can get a better history?

Expert:  Krista Kline replied 10 months ago.

It looks like you have been noticing some light brown discharge from the left ear for the last few days correct? Is there any odor? Are you cleaning the ears at all with any general canine ear cleaner? Has she ever had an ear infection in the past? Any grooming or bathing recently or swimming?

Expert:  Krista Kline replied 10 months ago.

Has Budger ever had an ear infection before? It sounds like she has an ear infection and I would recommend getting her examined by a veterinarian. The veterinarian will most likely take a sample from the ear and look at it under the microscope to determine if the infection is bacteria or yeast. They will then most likely give you a topical ointment or drops for the infection along with an ear cleaner. Some patients require an anti-inflammatory if the ear canal is really swollen and if they are painful. I hope this helps! I hope Budger gets feeling better. Do you have any other questions or concerns?

Expert:  Krista Kline replied 10 months ago.

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