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Old October 14th, 2004, 02:40 PM
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hi everyone,

can you please help me out with a problem i am having with rexie.. he is scratching on the right ear a lot... he always use to do it, but he is scratching it to the point of it bleeding, i put a damp cloth on his ear and put an elizabeth cone on him -- any other ideas ?!

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Old October 14th, 2004, 03:17 PM
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Is he shaking his head at all? Could he have an ear infection. Our female yellow lab, Shelby, and our "human" son, both got swimmer's ear this summer. Both had to have steriod drops. With shelby, there was a lot of scratching, shaking and some "weeping". sad
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Old October 14th, 2004, 03:24 PM
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no, not really a lot of shaking... i always seen him scratch at that ear tho, ever since he was a pup, then he licks his paw that scratched that ear!

its weird
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Old October 14th, 2004, 03:48 PM
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You say that he has always done this. Have you tried putting Vaseline or any ointment in his ear, it could be a skin irritaton.
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Old October 14th, 2004, 04:07 PM
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Do NOT put Vaseline or anything else in your dog's ear.

Your dog has always done this - have you had it checked out??

If he is scratching it and it's bleeding, he needs to go to the vet now.
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Old October 15th, 2004, 02:38 AM
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k, should i wait like a day or so though ?

cause if he is scratching his ear, obviously it will bleed, so i was thinking i should wait till it heals, and if he does it again to take him... there is nothing i can do to make it better myself without paying a 100 dollars ?!
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Old October 15th, 2004, 10:50 AM
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Is their anything in his ears? Like brown stuff, (looks like coffee grains) or does it have a funny, ridged texture or any odor? There is some great stuff to clean the ears available here:

https://www.halopets.com/earwash.htm

Its clears practically anything.
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