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My dog has a ear infection but I can't...

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2 Jun 2021

My dog has a ear infection but I can't get an appointment until next week with her vet. I asked the reception there to have the doctor call me for what I can do for her but I have received no response. I'm afraid it will be really bad by next week. What can I do for her? Is there any home rememdies I can do?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. There are all sorts of infections your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Not that I can think of
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2 Jun 2021

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2 Jun 2021
petdrz.
petdrz.
Small Animal Veterinarian

Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am Dr. Z. I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with a reply ASAP.

2 Jun 2021
Dog Specialist's response
2 Jun 2021
petdrz.
petdrz.
Small Animal Veterinarian

Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 34 years of experience and would be happy to work with you but need a bit more information to better assist you if you don’t mind.

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2 Jun 2021
Dog Specialist's response
2 Jun 2021
petdrz.
petdrz.
Small Animal Veterinarian

What are her symptoms?

Is there a large amount of redness or discharge?

2 Jun 2021
Customer reply
2 Jun 2021
Redness
2 Jun 2021
Customer reply
2 Jun 2021
She keeps pawing at it and she don't want me to touch i
2 Jun 2021
Customer reply
2 Jun 2021
Redness and she keeps pawing at it. She doesn't want me to touch
2 Jun 2021
Dog Specialist's response
2 Jun 2021
petdrz.
petdrz.
Small Animal Veterinarian

Ear infections can be very painful.

Until you can have him examined, there are some over-the-counter products that may offer some relief, but he should still be evaluated by your vet, even if he seem better and even if the discharge resolves.

A product with hydrocortisone may help with itch and inflammation.

Here is an example of a good one. Besides hydrocortizone, it contains an enzyme to help with bacteria and yeast organisms.

You may be able to find something similar online or at a local pet supply store.

https://www.chewy.com/zymox-plus-advanced-formula-1/dp/143331

2 Jun 2021
Customer reply
2 Jun 2021
ok I will try that and take to the vet next week. I just don;t want it to get really bad
2 Jun 2021
Customer reply
2 Jun 2021
Thank You
2 Jun 2021
Dog Specialist's response
2 Jun 2021
petdrz.
petdrz.

If she is really uncomfortable, you may need to consider having her seen at a veterinary ER clinic.

I would not offer any over-the-counter medications for pain that you may have access to as most are not safe for use in dogs.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.

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