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Old 01-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good Morning Everyone!

Achilles has been scratching the backs of his ears lately. I spoke to the vet about it and she thought that it was likely something inside of his ears that was bothering him. She gave us drops to put in his ears (not precription). He HATED them. He squealed and ran away from me when I tried putting them in.

I don't think his ears look bad; the inside isn't red, there is NO odor, no wax build up, etc.

There are some little cuts behind his ears from scratching.

I put coconut oil in his ears and I also rubbed it behind his ears, and it didn't bother him at all.

I've read some of the other threads about ear issues, so I am going to try the ACV solution next.

We haven't changed anything in his diet and the rest of his skin looks silky and beautiful - no dry spots at all.

Any other thoughts? The vet didnt' think there was an infection.

Hmmmmm...

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeast infection in ears..... Because they are floppy.... My vet uses BNT last for 2 weeks, one dose
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He could be allergic to something in his food.

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Porter was doing the same, plus rubbing his ears on things. He had a yeast infection. I couldn't see anything IN the ear, but he wouldn't let me in there with a swab or even a closer look. The vet pulled out a foul mess of crud and examined it to discover it was a yeast infection. i had JUST cleaned his ears like 2 weeks before.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok, sounds like vinegar mix should be our next step.

Thanks for sharing your experiences!


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Old 01-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just make sure if there is a possibility of any open sores inside his ears to dilute the ACV 50/50 with water

How is Achilles doing overall? How is his spirits these days?
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Yes, I planned on using a 50/50 mix. Achilles is still doing great! He has a slow healing section of his incision, but all his stitches/stapes are now out. He behaves like he is 100% which is fantastic!


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Yes, I planned on using a 50/50 mix. Achilles is still doing great! He has a slow healing section of his incision, but all his stitches/stapes are now out. He behaves like he is 100% which is fantastic!


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Oops! Double posted!!


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Thats great news I hope things continue going as good!!
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