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I rescued a 2 yo German Shepherd in November. She is in perfect health except she would occasionally get ear issues. We've brought her to the vets multiple times over it. She's been on antibiotics several times now and we even had her on a very strict diet incase it was food allergies.
It's just getting worse. We were told by the vets to make sure her ears are clear of wax as every time we went to the vet she would clean them and loads of this redish brown wax would come out. So we were cleaning her ears once every 2 weeks, then every week, now every other day as the poor thing is scratching and rubbing at her ears and is very upset about them.
At the start wax would be coming out but now her ears are fairly clear but she's still suffering, still on her expensive kangaroo diet but somehow worse than ever.
Shes also on credelio tablets to protect her from fleas and ticks so I can't imagine it's an infeststion or some kind..
I also did buy holistic drops for her ears but they seemed to make it worse.
We're looking in there for any debris or something we can see and it's a bit pink but it's also a bit raw from her scratching it....what else could it be?? My husband went to clean her ears this morning after her scratching all night and she started moaning in pain at him when he touched her ears and there is no wax at all.
Has someone any advice for us? The poor thing is really suffering with this ear thing! :cry:
 

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Poor girl. Ear problems can be really hard to shift, if the infection is deep in the ear canal.

If age isn't still suffering, would it be worth considering having her ears flushed under GA?
 

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Not that your vet isn't doing everything right- but maybe a second opinion would be helpful? Another vet might have more ideas or a different treatment plan that may help more. It seems like the current treatment is not helping much.
 

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Just a thought - Perhaps consider stopping the Credelio tablets for two or three months and see if that helps? She may be experiencing a reaction to the drug or another ingredient in the tablet. On a side note: if you are giving any supplements -you may want to consider (temporarily, at least) stopping those as well and see if there is any improvement.
 

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Oh poor girl 😟
Do you know if she was on different types of antibiotics or the same one repeated?

Maybe ask your vet about probiotics or good bacteria in the ear?
 

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My Vet has always given us medication to put in their ears and as long as it is done according to directions it has cleared it right up.
 

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Definitely try a specialist, and if you've tried one already go to another. I think for the ears it would be a dermatologist??
 
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