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Old 02-16-2019, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My boy Charlie shakes his head and claws at his right ear. Iíve taken him to the vet for this twice & was told that it is because he has a lot of hair on his ear drum. I keep his ear very clean with the vet prescribed ear wash but this is obviously uncomfortable for him. He is my 3rd hound and Iíve never had this issue before. The head shaking seems especially bad in the morning. Now and then he claws at his right ear but mostly itís vigorous head shaking. Iím wondering if I should take him to a specialist. Is there such a thing as an ear specialist?
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would certainly be getting a second opinion of some sort, that seems like a very odd diagnosis to me.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ask your vet to do a swab, culture and identification. That way, should it happen, you'd avoid all the 'try this, try that' stuff that can only empty a Bank account fast. You are always entitled to go for a second opinion - I'm not sure there are specialists for ear problems - skin problems yes. But any vet should be able to get to the root of all this. And be aware, continual shaking of the head can lead to haematoma on the ear flaps.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you both for responding. Iíll see another vet and go from there.
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