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We have a 20-lb Pomeranian with suddenly crusty ear edges

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We have a 20-lb Pomeranian with suddenly crusty ear edges (indoor dog, so not fly strike). Also licking spots on both front paws, and has a small mouth sore on one side.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Can you share pictures of what you're seeing?

When did this begin?

How old is your companion?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Davey is 5 yrs old. We have never seen this before and he didn't get much test yesterday . ( neither did I. ) he is twitching both ears and shaking his head. I washed with hydrogen peroxide, then put triple antibiotic ointment before bed. Because we have two other dogs who might lick off the ointment, we brought Davey to bed with us. He woke me up with his paw at 3:00 am as if to say he was sooo uncomfortable please help me mom. At 3:00am I put R7 ear mite treatment inside his ears, got excess out with cotton balls and then applies more triple antibiotic ointment with pain relief on the exterior rim of his ears. He is still shaking his head constantly . I feel bad for him.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
He does not stay outside for extended amount of time- ever. He goes outside does his business then we bring him back inside.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Do you also have pictures of the areas he's licking and the sore near his mouth?