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YA YA I KNOW, me and my health concerns :roll: , but I can't help it, I just love my little Gaby so much I can't help but worry about certain things...

I've noticed these red spots in her ears which are right at the spot where the ear flops over, this looks the same in both ears....I did ask the vet about this a while back and she said it was normal because it is wear the cartilage bends, but I'm just looking for some more opinions just to be sure...anyone else noticed this on there floppy eared pups?
 

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Kiah ears are floppy and she has never had anything like that as long as I have had her.  It looks like some kind of bite or allergy but I am no expert.
 

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Jetta has always had floppy ears (she's five) and no ear problems.
 

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Tinker and Mad have had that too, but after a bit it would clear up. It comes and goes, and it may be what your vet has told you.
 

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Never noticed that on any of my dogs.. boxers or not.  Maybe she is scratching them?
 

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Phoenix's ears are floppy and I have kinda noticed something but not as bad as that. She has a very faint pink spot and its a small line...exactly where her ear flops. Gaby's ear look alot redder than what i'm talking about and more of a round shape - looks irritated. I'd watch and see if it bothers her or gets worse...and get your vet to look at it again.
 

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I have to admit I have never seen that with Britney before and she has floppy years.  Do you ever wipe her ears down? If not, try to do this nightly and see if it makes any difference.
 

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She hasn't been scratching at them at all, so it's not bothering her, and I clean her ears with vet solutions ear cleansing solution every 2 weeks....her ears are always very clean inside, with no wax build up at all
 

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Try using warm water and a cloth and wipe her floppies down each night. It looks like something external is irratating her - almost like a rash.
 

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Britneysdad\";p=\"83972 said:
Try using warm water and a cloth and wipe her floppies down each night. It looks like something external is irratating her - almost like a rash.
Thanks Britneysdad, I will definitely give this a try and see if it clears up :wink:
 

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Baz's ears do that on and off all the time.  I just figured it was from bending and having heavy ears.  I wasn't even thinking it was anything to worry about.  I'll try whiping them down with a hot rag.  His ears are always clean too.
 

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sumya used to get those SAME spots in her ears! turns out for her it was an allergy to the corn in her food that was causing them.
 

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I know Baz seems to be allergic to either chicken or Neutro Max all together, he broke out all up and down his back we changed the food to neutro lamb and rice but it's still mixed in with the chicken to help his tummy.  I didn't even think that his ears would be from allergies.  Very interesting.
 

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sumya used to get those SAME spots in her ears! turns out for her it was an allergy to the corn in her food that was causing them.
Well there is some corn in the food I'm feeding her now, which I'm going to be changing progressively this week to Wellness just for puppy formula...
 

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I have seen that many times in floppy ear dogs boxers and other breeds.  It does have to do with the natural hang of the ear, the amount of ear cartilage that is in that area.  Some have made a red line across the ear like that and it has just stayed that way almost making scar tissue in the ear itself, some of them come and go.  There seems to be no pain involved in it and it does not bother them.  So, in that aspect I agree with your vet.

If it looks more like "bumps" or "hives" instead of a line of red skin then you can always try some Neosporin or Panalog and see if it improves because that could be allergy or a space where the skin is staying moist at the fold.
 

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special thanks again to Sharon for her professional opinion :)  and thanks to everyone else as well, it's good to know I'm not the only one with this issue and doesn't seem like anything serious.....I will keep you posted on what happens with this as well.

thanks guys! :)
 

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Allie's ears get this way.  She has allergies, specifically atopic dermatitis, this is where her skin will break out in red bumps.  Her ears also get inflamed and this is quickly cleared up with ear drops.  We have a prescription one from the vet and another one from Drs. Foster and Smith that got really good reviews for those with allergies.  Both work well.  We also give her Benadryl.  Talk to your vet and ask about allergies and do the allergy test.  It's expensive but so worth it.  We found out that Allie is allergic to pollen and fleas.
 

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Gaby's ears seem to be getting better as time goes on, since I've been using a hot compress inside them as suggested by Britneysdad, I've also switched foods just in case it was an allergy to corn as mentioned by sumyasmom, which there was corn in the previous food she was on....I'm hoping this will completely clear up within a couple weeks...
 
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