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going to call the vet monday

were not sure whats going on with our dog he was find till night before last his ear is bugging him and and he seem fine last night but tonight its bugging him again again it looks like he has ear wax building up and we clean his ear and got a lot of wax out but its back were going to go to the store and buy so dog stuff to clean it i hate seeing him like this

hes shacking his head scratching it growling

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on Jul. 17, 2010 in Pets

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Answers (5)
  • It sounds like your dog has ear mites. The meds from the vet are about
    $20.00
    LisamomofJames

    Answer by LisamomofJames at 1:59 AM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • you can use a little peroxide to help clean his ears out. It only takes about a capful for each ear. I have had to do this for my dog a couple times and it helps her a lot.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:52 AM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • If you use peroxide, make sure you dilute it with a capfull of water. Peroxide is okay for human ears, but dog ear flesh is thinner and more sensitive. If you use straight peroxide, you run a chance of damaging the dog's ear.

    If he is shaking and growling and itching a lot its probably more likely its ear mites. Smell his ears, do they stink? Is the wax build up black? Those are all signs of ear infection and mites.

    Take him to a vet, he will give you some meds to kill the mites.
    Acid

    Answer by Acid at 10:52 AM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • If the build up is dark it could be ear mites or a bacterial infection. If the build up is more yellow, than it is a yeast infection. Either way until you can get to the vet to get the correct meds for the ear infection clean his ears with a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water. I have done this with my dogs many times and it helps clean the ears and disturbs the ph balance of the ear and can help "cure" the infection...but they still need the meds to get rid of the infection deep in their ear. But the vinegar should help calm and soothe it til you can get to the vet.
    Carajust

    Answer by Carajust at 2:25 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • My daughter has a Maltise & it happens to her alot- They have ear wipes at the pet store that help alot but, the vet can give some meds. to clear it up- He could have a ear infection-
    daisyb

    Answer by daisyb at 8:30 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

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