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    a yeast ear infection.

    Vet said Coco could still go swimming, but I'm thinking it might be best to keep her out of the lake a few days till the ear drops they gave her start to work.
    And they gave her a cortizone shot to help with the pain of in that ear. (her left)

    Vet also gave me some "drying" drops to put in her ears anytime she goes swimming to prevent this from happening again.


    So.......any experience with this?
    Any thing else I can do to help her? Or to keep this from happening again?
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    Emotional outbursts?




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    I hope she gets better. I would keep her out of the water. Sadie used to get ear infections and we got the drops and just wiped her ears out from time to time.
    BTW: she will let us clean her ears but she HATES it with a passion, even mention the word ear(s) and she hides.

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    Yeah....I'm keeping her out of the water till it clears up.
    She is not going to be happy about it. LOL
    It's a tough life.....but someone has to do it.
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    Yeah, Bruno hides every time he even THINKS I'm going to put
    stuff in his ears !
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    My Maggie used to get them. I had stuff to put in her ears. The vet said it is common for flop-eared dogs. The main thing is to make sure you dry inside their ears after a bath or swimming. Leaving them wet in the warm ear grows yeasties...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophiesmama View Post
    My Maggie used to get them. I had stuff to put in her ears. The vet said it is common for flop-eared dogs. The main thing is to make sure you dry inside their ears after a bath or swimming. Leaving them wet in the warm ear grows yeasties...
    The vet gave me some ear "stuff" to put in her ears every time she's done swimming, to dry out any water.
    We have a lake behind our house so she swims EVERYDAY! She's not going to be happy that she can't swim for a few days.
    And she's one of them "diving labs". She'll go UNDER the dock to retrieve a ball!
    It's a tough life.....but someone has to do it.
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    I havethankfully not ahd to deal with them with the boys. My grandpas rottweiler had it once and they didn't allow her in the water or anything. She had drops to i think This is a rottweiler who thinks she is a lab,lol. It was hard ot keep her out of the lake.
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    Icky ears may well be something that you will have to deal with, but with it bit of management, it will most likely not be a problem. There are many reasons why a dog can get get icky ears, swimming being the most likely. Daily management may well be your best option.


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    Thanks for the tips and advice!
    Hopefully this will just be an isolated incident and with some maintenance we can keep it from happening again!
    It's a tough life.....but someone has to do it.
    Daisy and Coco sunbathing.


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    Thanks everyone!

    Now her ear's smell like Cucumber melon!
    That's what the stuff the vet gave me smells like!
    But her left ear is already looking MUCH better! All the brown ick is gone and the redness is not so bad.
    She's got 10 days of meds and then a recheck!
    I think with some of the tips y'all gave me and some preventive maintenance, we can make this a one time event!
    It's a tough life.....but someone has to do it.
    Daisy and Coco sunbathing.


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