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Old 12-17-2012, 06:38 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I think it looks like an allergy too. Deep down, the ears look great- they look clear and not red- it's only on the tip of the ear. As far as ear mites- she would only pick those up if she slept with or in close proximity with a cat or little critter that had them and her ear would be completely FULL of gunk, and she would be digging at her ears. :/ I just dk how to solve the problem


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Old 12-17-2012, 08:06 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I really want to call the vet, but I'm very hesitant. They're not the kind of vet to give advice on the phone. It's almost always "we'll have to take a look at her". I also know that when we do go they're going to ask what she's eating and when I say raw chances are that'll be the cause according to them. I'm not going to let them push me around nor am I going to avoid getting her medical attention. It's just really weird to me that she's not really bothered by it. I think it bothers me more by how it looks than it bothers her.

Someone suggested that I tried EMT lotion. Have any of you tried this? Another suggestion I got was to give her some Benedryl. Do you think that will help? Even if I do that and it is an allergy it'll come back so I still need to figure out what's causing it. I'm lost on this on.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #33 (permalink)
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OK, so I just remembered that I did use a different detergent to do my bedding and Abby's bedding not to long ago. It's one of those mango scented (I think it's mango) detergents. There was probably about a quarter of a bottle left so I was trying to finish it. I guess I didn't consider it as "new" since I've used it in the past. I wonder if it might be that? Guess tonight I'll rewash everything with the blander, no scented detergent that my mother uses (she has sensitive skin). Maybe start with that and some benedryl? Should I keep going with ACV and coconut oil?
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:42 AM   #34 (permalink)
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If you haven't noticed a change with the acv I would stop. It's not hurting her but obviously not helping either... Good luck with switching detergents!


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Old 12-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'm going to rewash everything tonight in our sensitive skin detergent and will try her with some Benedryl to see if that helps at all. If it is the detergent how soon should I expect to see an improvement? Would a few days be long enough to tell if she's getting better? I'm asking because the only other thing I can think of is maybe it's the raw beef. She's been on chicken for quite a while, but beef is still fairly new - maybe 2-3 weeks. Worst case I could go back to strictly chicken for a while to see if that does anything.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #36 (permalink)
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My lab has chronic ear infections, we just changed her food to Orijen and got some Zymox ear cleaner. the reviews for this stuff is amazing. we got the Zymox without the hydorcordizone.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:38 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Well with kids, I know you can see a change almost immediately. Start with the laundry, maybe hold off on the Benadryl for tonight to see if there's any changes. If no change by tomorrow I would give some Benadryl. If the laundry switch doesn't work cut out the beef. You want to omit one thing at a time so you actually know what the issue is.


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Thanks for the tip. Is that a lotion that you rub onto their ears or is like an ear dropper?
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Thanks for the tip. Is that a lotion that you rub onto their ears or is like an ear dropper?
this is ear dropper. there is also stuff called "purple stuff" this a homemade ear cleanser. here is the recipe: Ear solution
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:06 PM   #40 (permalink)
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My guess is that she is scratching at them when you are not looking. The second pictures look like either something bacterial or fungal is going on. Personally, if it was Rocky, I'd take him to the vet.
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