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my golden retriever keeps shaking his head..and his ear looks all red..

all day hes been fine, and as of about 2 hours ago, he keeps shaking his head every 10-20 i looked at it, and it looks red, i put a kleenex in his ear, and there were spots of blood, but nothing constant...obviously i cant take him to the vet now...but is there anything i can do in the meantime?? anyone know what it could be??? i feel so bad for the guy!! :(


Asked by alexis_06 at 11:53 PM on Nov. 25, 2010 in Pets

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Answers (8)
  • Take your puppy to the vet whether you suspect infection or mites. Either way BC (no offense ladies) you don't want to do a diagnosis on your dog just like you wouldn't want to do one on yourself ( so sorry if this sounds rude, I am not trying to be at all)... You want the best for your dog so mites or infection go to the vet. He may have to prescribe something depending on the severity of the issue. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving.

    Answer by FirstTimeMom224 at 3:28 AM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • Sounds like he has ear mites. You can buy stuff to kill them in stores.

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 11:54 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • it could be a ear infection my friends german shepard got one

    Answer by yankeegirl87 at 11:55 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • my moms dog had ear mites and had the same symptoms, its easily curable!

    Answer by pookipoo at 11:55 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • That is NOT ear mites. That is a full blown ear infection which is very common in goldens. He needs antibiotics. I would not try to clean it or use anything at this point because that will aggravate it more.  Call the vet tomorrow and see if they can get you in then


    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 12:13 AM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • My pitbull had the same thing it was a ear infection not mites - take him to the vets.

    Answer by daisysrdeadly at 12:36 AM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • you should start cleaning his ears regularly. Because golden's ears lay against the head they don't get air circulation so heat and moisture and so on get trapped in the ear. Check out (when you go to the vet) some ear wash solutions and clean out his ears with the wash and a cotton ball once a week.

    The vet will give him some antibiotics to take care of the infection. To prevent more, clean his ears.

    Answer by Acid at 2:09 PM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • Your dog might have an ear hematoma, usually it is non-stop bleeding though and a puffy ear. The ear shaking can result from the ear infection. He needs to be medicated for the infection and if there is a hematoma forming, it might require a minor surgery.

    Answer by spottedpony at 5:15 PM on Nov. 26, 2010