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    I am a relatively new owner to Spike, 9 mos old. Brought him to the vet 5 days ago with an ear infection. They cleaned out his ear, and he has been on oral antibiotics, presidone sp? and ear drops. (5 more days of medication still left) It appeared to clear up right away, but tonight I notice he is panting a lot, like when he had a fever the day I brought him in. He is also very restless. Anyone have this happen? I am still worried about him, but I tend to worry a lot normally. This is my first dog, and we have had him for four months. Thanks !

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    The panting and restlessness are common with steroids. They often drink a lot more as well. As hard as it is I would not be overly concerned. If you notice any other strange behavior give your vet a call to be in the safe side.
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    Thanks so much! I feel much better. He is on the reduced dose now, with only 4 more days

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    What kind of food are you feeding your dog? Your dog doesn't get ear infections for no reason, It sounds like it may be a possible food allergy. You could try switching to a grain free food, there are many good brands you could choose from. My dog used to always get re occuring ear infections when I was feeding her Pedigree, since I switched to Acana grain free, it's been over a year without an ear infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowkila View Post
    What kind of food are you feeding your dog? Your dog doesn't get ear infections for no reason, It sounds like it may be a possible food allergy. You could try switching to a grain free food, there are many good brands you could choose from. My dog used to always get re occuring ear infections when I was feeding her Pedigree, since I switched to Acana grain free, it's been over a year without an ear infection.
    This. One of my boys is allergic to grain and switching to a grain free food corrected the ear infections. Another culprit can be not drying the ears after swimming.

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