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Old 12-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know this may be a dumb question, but I picked up Gucci tonight and when I was holding her, she was yelping. It took me a few minutes, but I figured out then when I touch her ear, she fights me and yelps. Is that an ear infection?? I gave her a bath on Thursday so I don't know if that is too far past to be because of water.
Either way, I am going to make a vet appointment, but is it something I should worry about?? Could it be something bad??
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anna is she scratching at her ears? I think you should get it checked not sure if its something to be worried about or not but better to be on the safe side. The sooner ice film is caught the easier it will be to treat and if its not well then you know it's just Gucci making a reaction. Think its best for your ease of mind
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Or shaking her head? Look at the ear and see if it is red or more red than pink. Compare to the other ear.
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She has been scratching at her ears. Today was the first time she yelped when touching her ears.
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It doesn't LOOK redder than the other.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmm I know when daisy had the ear infection she scratch all the time and while she didn't yelp she hated me touching them def get them checked. Is the appointment for tomorrow. If she isn't yelping when the other ear is touched there is something annoying her
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I got home after they were closed so I will have to wait til morning to make an appointment.
She is laying on my lap and I just touched her ear and she just jerked a bit. No yelp.
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Anna I think your mind would be at rest if you got it checked I'm sure it's nothing major and just ask if they have appointment if the other ear ok I'm sure Gucci will be fine until tomorrow. Sending hugsxx
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I don't know if this is relevant... but everytime I gave bath(four times so far) my Ein will scratch his ears like crazy- I noticed few days later after bath, he start to stink a bit around his ears.. I figured it was from water trapped in his little floppy ears, and called up my younger brother who has maltese for awhile. He told me that he uses Zynox ear solution followed up by lightly drying her ears after bath for his Mimi(his maltese's name) and never had ear infection...I got myself one without hydrocortisone(his has one with hydrocortisone), and after few days his smell from his ear went away and he does not scratch his ear. I don't know if yours is having ear troubles from bath.. but if it is, you can try it.. it works really well, and definitely saved me from going to see a vet!
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Candice thanks for posting this I might look into getting some for daisy.
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