On Saturday night I noticed this big kind of sore on Moose's neck. I had my SU look at it on Sunday and decided I needed to see the vet. I got an appt for Monday. On Sunday night my SU noticed that they sores were on both sides of his neck, I can't figure out what it is from.
Turns out Moose had hear infections and he must have been scratching and gave himself the sores. I had cleaned his ears after we got back from the beach, but they weren't red, but I guess that isn't the only clue. Unfortunately I never noticed him scratching his ears, but he must have been.
So now he is on drops and antibiotics to clear it up and prednisone so he will stop scratching it. This is the first time Moose has ever had an ear infection. He was incredibly well behaved for the vet, he is such a good boy! It just made me feel worse that I hadn't figured it out.
Sharon, loved by Moose & Sky
Oh no, poor Moose!! Hope his ears are feeling better soon!
I didn't know this either! I thought ear infections meant yucky looking inside, and scratching and head shaking outside?
Oh dear... Poor Moose, hope he gets better soon! You got him to the vet at the first sign of a problem.... there really isn't much else you could do!
~Jo & CoCo
Awww poor Moose! Hoping for speedy recovery!
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
Don't feel bad. These labs hide a lot of discomfort. Hope he is better soon.
Ernie had a funny smell and I thought it was his wet coat from too much swimming. I mentioned this to the vet months later and she said it would have been infection in his ears from swimming underwater. Luckly it cleared up. I felt horrible and mean.
Poor Moose...hope he feels better soon!
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence
Oh Sharon, don't feel bad. You did figure it out eventually, didn't you? They are such experts at masking when they are hurting, or sometimes they are just stoic. Anyway, you really have to be some kind of detective to know when your dog has a problem! Most of the time it doesn't seem to be glaringly apparent. :-\
The last ear infection I dealt with was with Simon. I thought because he was whimpering and being all "notice me" and pacing around that he was just making a big bid for attention. Boy did I feel awful when I realized, after taking him to the vet, that he had an ear infection. No redness with him, either, and I didn't see any scratching. Gave him an aspirin and the whining and pacing stopped. Poor thing!
Well, I hope Moose feels much better soon! I'm sure he will now that he's on his medicine.
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
It's not your fault. Sometimes the infection is way in there where you can't see, and there may not be an odor.
Feel better soon,Moose.