I think we finally found the problem!
The preceding therapies we have used we feel were just putting a bandaid on the problem. But now we have an actually name for this. I am SO glad I got to see my normal Vet today cuz I think it was the other Vet who just was not getting this right. She is fresh out of Vet school.
We went over his charts and my regular vet had even made note (the last time he had a yeast infection) there was some presence of rods on the ear slides. But I guess on our revisit the other Vet did not take not of this.
So he is on a very aggressive antibiotic treatment and something to sooth his ear. There was a pretty good size sorerin there.
I hope and pray this is the last of this ordea. It has been on going for 9 MONTHS!
I am sure what you are doing is the right thing. Have you considered a food change, no grains, or no lamb, or no chicken, i.e. try to eliminate something from the diet to see if the ear problem is brought on by an allergy.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
He had a yeast infection in his ear back in December which we fixed quickly but she believe it perpetuated this as a secondary infection. It also tends to be a very resistant strain and can be hard to treat. It needs to be done aggressively.
Good to hear he's on the mend! Rhys had a pseudomonas that lasted near to 4months, I knew it wasn't food related because he gets no grain and is on pred etc for cancer treatment.
Antibiotics cleared him right up, but I don't remember what kind. He had dug a hole in that side of his face poor bug, and had to wear an e collar, which he promptly ate...
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Rhys, Ruby and Nola
Can you tell me more about this? My cavalier has had an ear infection for 3 weeks and it isn't getting better, we are on one last antibiotic ointment and then the vet wants to do surgery. I don't want to do surgery as I know that in itself can cause problems and I am not sure it will actually fix the problem. But I don't know what other options I have at this point.
This whole ordeal started when we were vacationing in the midwest and my dog did alot of swimming. The moisture from the air never allowed her ears to dry completely. Anyway infection is only in one ear.
"Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one"
Here are a couple links I found.
Info is about halfway down on this page