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Old 10-15-2012, 11:58 AM
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she is a 9 months old mini pinscher. we noticed tip of ears where crusted, i bathed her scratched crusties off and applied vaseline. but the ears recrusted a little bit. not as bad but still not healed. im going to take her to vet tomorrow but want an idea of what it could be and how this can be treated?? ill try to post a picture.... i have 2 dogs and my other dog is fine... she is eating and everything normally...
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not sure what it is but usually when both ears are affected, it is due to a systemic cause, either a direct one like mites or a skin disease or as a secondary symptom like with food allergies . the treatments vary a lot. there can be anatomical/behavioral causes too..like how a long eared dog is more prone to infections or injuries from flapping its ears too hard/hitting furniture with them/letting them get chewed on by other animals.
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what does it smell like???
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I would not keep it moist..wash crust off and apply medicated powder to dry it out or just let it dry out on its own. If she shacks her head a lot you may have to put a cut off sock over her head to hold her ears down to prevent then slapping against her head.
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what does it smell like???
theres no odor? and the crustie is that yellowishy clear stuff...
and when i scraped crustie off again it was red under with a tiny spot of blood
i put neosporin this time hoping it works better than the vaseline since im assuming the vaseline did work some as theres way less crust now
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i would just clean them off and lt them do what they do. let the vet see what you saw. s/he may want a scraping sample to scope out.
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