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Several times today, Chester was scratching his left ear constantly, and sometimes whimpering. We looked in the ear and it was rather moist. I don't think it is any tick because it is winter and we don't go in the woods in our backyard much. If it keeps itching tomorrow we might call the vet. I hope he will sleep well tonight without any disturbance. Chester is his usual self, though. Does anyone have any advice on what to do about it?


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He might have an ear infection.
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Yeah, his ear shouldn't be wet. Is there any smell to it? It might be a yeast infection. They can cause a discharge.


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Yeah, his ear shouldn't be wet. Is there any smell to it? It might be a yeast infection. They can cause a discharge.
There is no smell.


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There is no smell.
OK, then it's unlikely to be a yeast infection. It could still be bacterial though… Either type of infection is treated by drops in the ear… just different kinds.


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Several times today, Chester was scratching his left ear constantly, and sometimes whimpering. We looked in the ear and it was rather moist. I don't think it is any tick because it is winter and we don't go in the woods in our backyard much. If it keeps itching tomorrow we might call the vet. I hope he will sleep well tonight without any disturbance. Chester is his usual self, though. Does anyone have any advice on what to do about it?
How's Chester doing?

Did he go to the Vet?

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Yes, we did call the vet after we saw a dark, waxy discharge in his ear. It turns out Chester does have a infection, and we have to put an ointment spray in his ear 2x a day for five days. He is doing much better but he still scratches occasionally.


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Yes, we did call the vet after we saw a dark, waxy discharge in his ear. It turns out Chester does have a infection, and we have to put an ointment spray in his ear 2x a day for five days. He is doing much better but he still scratches occasionally.
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The good news is that ear infections clear up pretty quickly with medication. He'll be good as new in no time!


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Sorry to hear about Chester's ear infection. I'm sure he'll be good as new in no time with the meds.


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