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Ear infection??

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by yoel, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    My dog been shaking his head a whole lot and there was black discharge coming out of his ear a couple days ago. He just woke up with this a couple mornings ago. I've been worried used olive oil in the ear tried a lil alcohol heard apple cider vinegar works well.... Any suggestions???
  2. Flipside

    Flipside CH Dog

    Go to the vet and have it checked out especially if you don't know exactly what it is!
    It can be a ear infection or ear mite infestation.....good luck!

  3. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    I will THANKS!!!
  4. tony413

    tony413 Big Dog

    do the ears smell?
  5. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    The right one smells a bit, and that is the one with the discharge and the one he's scratching crazy... but a buddy of mine had a Sharpei that had an ear infection and the smell was undeniably bad. My dog's ear isn't there. But I will end up going to the vet, I just wanted to see if there's a good home remedy. I read about alcohol vinegar. My mom who is a Registered Nurse was worried about using alcohol I even put Olive Oil in there... I really hate to see my boy in any sort of pain or discomfort like that.
  6. mac 11

    mac 11 Banned

    if you think he is in pain now, how do you expect to go boar hunting with this animal?
  7. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    It doesn't appear to affect him when we're outside. He is so damn driven to sniff out all these small vermin type animals we have around our home (Possum, digging in rat holes) And at home it looks more like discomfort than pain (shakes head from time to time and tilts head to the affected ear (right one)). I just hate that there is anything wrong at all with him.
  8. diva

    diva CH Dog

    Take him to the vet or it will get worse. If it's an infection the vet will give him some antibiotics to clear it up.
  9. pitbullkid86

    pitbullkid86 Big Dog

    Go to the pet smart have ear ointment for infection and cleansing solutions. My dog had an ear infection, and I used it and it worked wonders. Im not against goin to the vet but if thier is a way around it then fine. My dog broke into hives and I ran to the vet and they charged me $175 for benedryl. lol.
  10. AGame

    AGame CH Dog

    well if u just want to clean the ear then all u need to do is take warm water and put some dish soap in it and squirt it in the ear of your dog and let it sit a lil while then clea the inside of the ear really well and take the dog to the vet for some atibiotics shouldnt cost much for antibiotics but all the vet will do is clean the ear like i said and give u antibiotics
  11. alabama

    alabama Big Dog

    Good advice there gorilla,give the dog a 3-5 day course of amoxicillin,clean the ear right out with cotton buds and even use earex(dunno what the equivelent is called where you are...)
  12. redbill

    redbill Big Dog

    could be ear mites.
    thornit ear and canker powder is good for mites
  13. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    I would make a vet visit. :)
  14. brat pack

    brat pack Top Dog

    Black discharge is usually associated with ear mites. A yellowish discharge is usually yeast. Bad smell could be yeast or bacteria. The others are right. Go to the vet and have them do a swab to see what it is.

    Keep us posted!
  15. absolute peril

    absolute peril Big Dog

    Take you dog to the vet, I hope he is doing better soon.
  16. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    Thats exactly the bullshit Im talking about. I went to the vet a few months back because he was limping real bad and 100 dollars later they tell me his paw had a sprained digit and that it will heal on its own, a few days later it did too. THANKS THOUGH!!
  17. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    He's on a raw diet now. ground beef beef liver garlic cloves, heard it was the best for him, but thanks for ur input
  18. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    I will thanks so much!!
  19. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    Yea I guess thats the best option... I've been trying to avoid the vet because they charge a shit load for simple solutions but THANKS!!

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