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Old 12-01-2017, 05:37 PM
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i notice my dog keeps flicking her right ear and lip, scratches at her right ear, rubs it on stuff, etc.. some redness around the ear.. so im guessing ear infection?.. she's been coughing up a bit lately too.. i do have a small bottle of cephalexin 250mg, i wonder if i should flush her ear out with anything as well?
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:50 PM
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You need to get a vet diagnosis before giving antibiotics. Do the ears have an odor? Are they full of black gunk? If so, that very well could be ear mites, which again would be best to have a vet diagnosis for treatment.
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I second the Vet visit. There can be ear infections that are bacteria caused, fungal caused, and other reasons her ear could be inflamed. Using the wrong medication, could make things worse, in addition to not curing the problem. If she is coughing a lot, she has other problems that your Vet needs to address. There is a pretty nasty dog flu going around.
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theres no black gunk
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whats this about a dog flu going around? im not sure she's been around any other dogs to get anything but she does seem to have a cough and some mucus she's coughing up
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Dog flu would be a bigger risk if your dog has been around lots of other dogs in close quarters like a kennel type situation, or maybe a dog park full of lots of dogs. But, you need to go to the vet to get both the ears and the coughing checked out. The cough is more concerning to me.
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the only vet i have in this area decided making as much money off me as possible was more important than saving my other dog which ultimately died after being put through surgeries knowing she likely wouldnt survive other conditions.. i will never take another dog to him

but no, she hasnt been around any other dogs so its not any kind of flu, im sure
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Then you may need to google vets, and find one who may be a little farther away but it would be worth it if they will help you and give your dog relief.
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since im fairly certain its an ear infection which is very common for her breed, should i try some diluted vinegar and see how that works?
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curious, do dogs sinuss get screwed up from forced air heating like a lot of people?.. i moved into this apartment during the spring, and now that its getting hold the heat has been hell on me as well, even to the point of frequent bloody noses
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