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Old 12-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I've been thinking about her ears all day and decided to just bring her in to the vets. I was hoping for tomorrow, but they had no openings so we'll be going on Thursday at 6:40pm.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:39 PM   #42 (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. Amazon.com: Pet King Brand Zymox Otic Enzymatic Solution for Pet Ears, 1.25 Ounces: Pet Supplies
completely agree....this stuff clears up just about any type of ear infection or irritation
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:23 PM   #43 (permalink)
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completely agree....this stuff clears up just about any type of ear infection or irritation
My main concern is the chronic part. There's got to be a reason as to why these infections keep happening. I'd prefer to find out the cause if possible to prevent it from coming back.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:58 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Maybe it's an allergy. This can be anything from food , mold, dust mites, even cats. They have allergy test for dogs.. Through blood or a skin graph. The skin graph is the best but can be a bit pricey.

It is extremely difficult to cut out the things she may be allergic too..


I have a lab , she has had chronic ear infections for 5 years on and off. My poor little girl. Miserable . We have been through more food then u can imagine.. Now we r on orijen . Closest to raw kibble they have. Also using zymox .. I will let u know how it works,.. Just started tonight.


We have a vet appointment on the 29th to get to the bottom of this. Our vet seems to put us in circles and just hand is medicine to treat it and once the meds are done the infection or irritation is back.

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My main concern is the chronic part. There's got to be a reason as to why these infections keep happening. I'd prefer to find out the cause if possible to prevent it from coming back.
I agree with this also, but there's only so much some people can take with the vet not being able to find out what's wrong before exploring your own options. Our boxer had an ear infection of some sort, and after multiple tests and her being constantly put on antibiotics by two different vets...they were hurting more than they were helping. After using zymox shes yet to have another issue and her ears are the cleanest theyve ever been.
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I agree with this also, but there's only so much some people can take with the vet not being able to find out what's wrong before exploring your own options. Our boxer had an ear infection of some sort, and after multiple tests and her being constantly put on antibiotics by two different vets...they were hurting more than they were helping. After using zymox shes yet to have another issue and her ears are the cleanest theyve ever been.
I understand what you're saying. I'm only speaking of what's going on with Abby. This is the first issue she's had so I'm going to try to figure out what's wrong with her in hopes it won't happen again. If I can avoid this becoming a chronic issue I'd like to do that.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:40 AM   #47 (permalink)
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There's no odor. I noticed it early/mid week last week, but thought it was just from her playing. I really don't want her to be me on meds especially one that could damage her liver. I posted her pics on another forum and one person suspects it may be an allergy.
Oh no sorry.. Maggie was in other med before. She didn't get on the horrible ones until she was older. By that time we figured she had all these health issues and decided the benefits out weighed the risks. I would never suggest that for a pup and hope a vet never would. Before those meds she was just on ear drops.. From mild to strong.


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I had an ear infection this summer and it's painful! A couple days in eardrops was much better. I also had a puggle who only had an ear infection once in his life so she may not keep getting them.


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Oh no sorry.. Maggie was in other med before. She didn't get on the horrible ones until she was older. By that time we figured she had all these health issues and decided the benefits out weighed the risks. I would never suggest that for a pup and hope a vet never would. Before those meds she was just on ear drops.. From mild to strong.


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No worries. I wasn't criticizing or anything. My vet wanted to put Riley on Rimadyl long term for arthritis pains. This drug can also damage the liver. I began researching and found a natural route with supplements that seemed to work better for him and the Rimadyl. Trying to do the same thing with Abby, but the ACV and coconut oil seemed to be making it worst. I'm hoping a simple antibiotic will clear it up and I'll keep experimenting at home to see if I can pinpoint the cause. Hopefully this will be the one and only ear problem she has.

On a good note, her ears weren't very red this morning so hopefully it's starting to get better... whatever it is. We'll see what the vet says on Thursday.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #50 (permalink)
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I know you mentioned about rewashing her bedding, wondering as you said they look a little less red this morning, did you rewash the bedding??
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