06-20-2011, 11:50 AM
Join Date: May 2011
tess, i was about to suggest the same thing! <grin> when my kids were young they would have ear infections occasionally, as children do. and i would take the ear drops and put it in the waistband of my pants or (dont laugh now) in my bra. this gets the drops body temp without having to carry it around the house with you. warm liquid is much less painful when you put them in the ear. if you've ever had cold fluid in your ear (even without an infection) you would remember forever to warm it first. lol!
my mutt, rocky, has always had sensitive ears. he rubs them and moans and shakes his head. he has a clean bill of health so we've never found out why. he, like your pup, also will sit and moan in pleasure when you rub his ears. (i think he's slowly going deaf, he's 11yrs old, so that could be part of his rubbing and shaking. but that's an old age thing i believe.)
does the vet have any other reason to believe your pup has ear infections? or is he just treating the scratching like it is an infection? there may be something else entirely going on. sometimes drs over here will prescribe an antibiotic just to make the patient (or patient's mom) feel like they are doing something to solve the problem or as a precaution against secondary infection. When its something that'll work itself out if you just give it the chance.