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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Ear ?

My vet isn't open today but I know there's something going on with Tim's ear. Any of you out there have this situation? I'm planning on bringing him in tomorrow to have it looked at but is there something I can do before then to help this? It doesn't seem to be bothering him, no scratching or head shaking.

Here are some pics, obviously before combing out. First one is the bad ear, second is the good one. Clearly there is a difference.
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I would just leave it until you see the vet tomorrow. Anything you do to it might aggrevate it. Hopefully it will be a simple fix! Poor baby.

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Awwww, poor Tim . Floppy eared breeds are prone to yeast infections in the ears and this looks like what's going on, just based on the one photo. Definitely needs to be seen by the vet but glad to hear its not bothering him mush yet. You're obviously catching it early on. Keep us posted.


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is it stinky at all?? What ever's going on, looks like you caught it very early!!

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I agree with Clairevoyant -- if it's a yeast infection, he'll need an antifungal and if it's bacterial, he'll need an antibiotic. Best to do nothing until the vet takes a look. Let us know what's up!



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There are meds that are combos, b/c you can have a yeast and bacterial infection at the same time, ask me how I know. it's a little pink. if it's a yeast infection, it looks like coffee grounds, but a little lighter in color. and yes it smells.

don't settle for otomax. my regular used to prescribe that, and it's crap. for yeast infections. I'll have to send you what I have been using (prescribed by a different vet). awesome. you keep it refrigerated. all my dogs, their infections (bacterial and/or yeast) go away in 2 treatments, but it's usually prescribed for 5 days.
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I would just leave it until you see the vet tomorrow. Anything you do to it might aggrevate it. Hopefully it will be a simple fix! Poor baby.
I agree,

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I am jsut afraid about the yeast infection hence wanted to say you about the nice book which is regarding natural yeast infection cure
Natural cure for yeast infection
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Hi All,
Back from vet yesterday and he has a yeast infection. She took swab-slide samples and things were caught early only effecting the outside of the ear. We were sent home with some anti fungal wipes and just as a precaution some antibiotic ointment in case things don't improve in the next day or two. Funny thing is Timmy really likes he ears combed out and doesn't seem to mind the wipes either so it's a quick easy fix. Now I know what yeasty ears look like and no Tammy it didn't smell at all.

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My vet has had me use a combination of a flush first (DermaPet or anything with Ketoconazole) followed by Mometamax which is a soothing anti-itch cream. The two together have worked like a charm for several yucky ear yeast infections. Glad yours is clearing up!!!

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