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Sorry to read this, Sharlene. Poor Evye. Ear infections are no fun!
Tori has had 3 ear infections in her life, all of which I know are the result of not getting her ears completely dry after her bath. Hers were bacterial, which were effectively treated with antibiotic ear wash and Entederm ointment. She has a ton of hair in her ears which will hold water nicely and also interferes with the air flow. So, per vet's recommendation, I now pluck the ear hair and use a drying ear cleaner after every bath.
My son and DIL's peke had chronic ear infections that were brought on by environmental allergies (pollen, dust, molds, etc)
Another common cause for ear infections is food allergies which can develop at any time. Even if she's not had problems in the past with a certain food it could be she's developed an allergy to it.
I sure do hope this is just a one time thing for Evye.
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