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Is Taz on any medications currently?
Your vet is certainly going to want to prescribe medications tomorrow for his discomfort, but you can use aspirin at home to help with discomfort today. If your companion is intensely painful, ask for canine-safe NSAIDs tomorrow (like rimadyl or deramaxx) and also medication for pain, as well, like tramadol.At home today, you can administer aspirin if no other medications are being given. Dosing info is available here: http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/aspirin-for-dogs/ Be careful to select aspirin as other OTC medications like ibuprofen, naproxen and acetaminophen can be toxic in certain doses.
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Did you see the information above on giving medication for discomfort? If so, how does this not help?
Your question reads like this: "he seems to be in alot of pain.Do you have any suggestions to give him some relief?" Which says that he's in pain and needs relief. In this case, relief can be obtained through aspirin. This will help with discomfort associated with the ear infection. Alas, ear infections can take the better part of 14-21 days to resolve so there is nothing that can be given right now that will cause a substantial resolution in the symptoms you're seeing. Your vet will need to take a sample of the exudate from the ear and determine what is causing the infection. This may be bacteria, yeast or a combination of both. Medications will then be selected based on what is found which will specifically help your companion.
You specifically asked for relief with discomfort and then that you "didn't agree to get an answer...for discomfort". I don't feel I can assist you further, so perhaps one of our other experts will care to chime in. I'll opt out now. Please wait for another response from another professional. Good luck to you and your companion.