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Ear Infections

Poor Molly has had an ear infection since early August that has been treated multiple times but they don't seem to be able to get rid of thus far. It started in one ear and has now spread to the other. It started out with both bacteria and yeast. It seems to be the yeast that is the persistant problem now. I was wondering if any forum members have had ear problems with their dogs, as I have no experience with this before. They have mentioned that allergies might be the cause but I don't think they really know. I have also read that these things can be diet related. I would appreciate any thoughts on what might have worked for your dog or how you would proceed if you were me. Thanks.



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here is some info Diane https://drjeandoddspethealthresource...s#.WdJkbGhSzIV
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Have nothing to add, but I hope she gets over it soon!
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I use this for my dad's schnauzer that had chronic ear problem since we got him (he shakes his head a lot, lots of brown gunk and bad smell in ears), and on mine a couple times a year when they started scratching and have a little brown discharge.
Worked really well. The schnauzer's ears are pretty clear now. I still use it periodically to keep re-occurrence. There's a version with Hydrocortisone that help with itching faster, but I prefer this one.




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I hesitate to recommend any medication because there are so many different fungus and bacterial infections. This is what worked for Scout. Prior to Scout's leg surgeries he developed an ear infection for the first time. The groomer noticed one ear was slightly reddened. I took him to the vet and his ear was cultured. The first didn't show anything. The result of the second culture was very little fungus. He was started on Tresaderm. After ten days his ear was getting worse and smelled bad. Anyway...I took him to another vet and a culture was repeated with the same results. He was started on Mometamax. I can't remember if I gave the drops for 7 or 10 days, but his ear cleared up. It's been five months and he hasn't had any reoccurrence. Hope Molly's ears improve because those ear drops sure are messy!

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I had this problem once. It was solved very quickly when I asked the vet to do a swab test for the antibiotic that was effective against that particular type of bacteria. Many ear bacteria can become immune to common antibiotics.
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We are going back for a recheck this week after the latest round of antifungal medication. I will insist on further testing or different treatment if the infection is still present. I am also being sure that nothing she eats contains any ingredient that encourages or “feeds” yeast growth. I am also going to discuss routine ear cleaning and ear hair trimming or plucking that might help her. Thank you to everyone that responded.
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I just remember I overlooked something after my post. Scout's ear infection was two weeks prior to his surgeries. He was on different two ear drops before surgery. During surgery he received IV antibiotics. Twice he was prescribed one week of oral antibiotics after each surgery. Possibly that may have helped, although the culture was fungus.

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