My dog has an ear infection. It's just started, he was scratching his ears and now he keeps shaking his head Do you

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Customer: My dog has an ear infection
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Have you spoken to a vet about the ear infection yet? How long has this been going on with the dog?
Customer: It's just started, he was scratching his ears and now he keeps shaking his head Do you prescribe medicines
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Scooby is a German Shepherd and he is 18 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Nothing else
Answered by Dr. Noel Berger in 2 hours 2 months ago
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Dr. Noel Berger
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Hello!

I
am Dr. Noel Berger, it is my pleasure to serve you today. I am an active
licensed veterinarian with over 34 years of clinical experience.

Your
concerns about your pet's health are my top priority, and I can confidently
help you both feel better.

My
objective is to determine whether your pet needs to have a full physical exam,
or if we can manage things from the comfort of your home.

Please
be patient with me when I ask you a few questions regarding your pet's
situation.

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I
cannot prescribe medication on this platform, but if you have medicine at home,
I can discuss correct dosages with you.

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I
will do my best to help you and your pet, and give you my professional advice
based on the history and clinical signs you share.

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and teletriage' can help guide customers for pet care when a veterinarian
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is not possible because no VCPR (vet-client-patient-relationship) has been
established by physical examination.

Unfortunately,
Federal and State Laws prohibit a veterinarian from writing prescriptions
without first performing a physical examination.

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Here
is my do no harm recipe for ear cleaner:

  • 1
    tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4
    cup warm water

Combine
the liquids, then fill the ear canal and gently rub the ear below the base.

Allow
your pet to shake its head, then wipe out the material that was ejected.

You
can also buy a product called Zymox+HC from most pet stores, and Walmart.

How did things go today?
Do you still need help with your pet's situation?
Should you have remaining questions, please remember I am here to help you.

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you for using Just Answer

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Hopefully
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you have any follow up questions, please reply here and I'll be happy to assist
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