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Treating an Ear Infection

Does or has anyone treated an ear infection from home. Jax seems to have possbile chronic issues. I have had him for 4 months & we just cant seem to completly cure him of this. My vet has tried a few different things & he is now scratching his ears again. Someone on this forum stated they treated their dogs ear infection with something like Monostat(i think). Does that really work?

I am really careful about not getting water in the ears & keeping them clean etc... Any suggestions??

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Are you sure he doesn't have ear mites? They present like an ear infection...smelly ear, brown discharge. It might be worth the vet looking under a microscope to make sure it isn't mites. I know they are treated with a different med~
Good luck to you, I hope you get to the bottom of it!


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Yes they have & no mites found, thank goodness!

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Well, if it is 'yeast' infection, than I'd suppose an anti-fungal would work..but did the vet tell you that? I'd call and ask, or see if they can get a culture.

We haven't had an ear infection yet. Knock on wood! But I bet that's no fun. I hope he feels better soon!

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Poor lil Jax <hugs>

My mom's last golden was always having ear issues- if it wasn't mites, it was bacteria, etc. She knew when she went to the local vet that something was about to happen with her ears. I think some dogs just have to battle it more than others.

Here is a site I found that described some different things it could be:
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body...nfections.html

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The main reason i wanted your opinions is because I didnt want to have to drag poor Jax back to the vet again. It is so traumatic for him(me too!).

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Monistat is used for yeast infections .. Does you dog have a discharge that smells yeasty - like when you are trying to get the bread to rise ..
If they get a swab - yo can usually see the yeast under the microscope ..
I understand your concern about taking the dog to the vet .. My guys are not that happy there either - they all seem to remember this is the place I had that special operation and Mom lets get the H-ll out of here ..
Even though we have a wonderful caring vet - it is not enought to make them want to hang out there .. Last time we even took the stroller but it was still not that much fun as far as they were concerned until we were heading out the door ..
I will see what I can find out about yeast in the ears ..
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It would be different if he didnt throw up the whole 45 minute drive. I feel so bad for him.

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i can so relate to that cosmo used to throw up as well and then once that stopped he would drool so he was soaking wet ..
I do not know if you have tried a carseat but that made such a difference with cosmo .. He can sit up and look out .. He is getting so much better ... he does not love the car but at least I can now get him in it ..
Another thing I decided is they can sense your anxiety because we worry about them feeling so bad . Now I play CD's and sing and it seems to relieve his anxiety ..
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The main reason i wanted your opinions is because I didnt want to have to drag poor Jax back to the vet again. It is so traumatic for him(me too!).

I did find the medicine that they give at the vet on the internet for sale. I remember I googled the name of the drops and found the site.

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