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Hello everyone! Hoping someone here has an idea of what been happening with our 6 month old bassets ears. Today I notice the tip of his ears were dirty, and tried to clean them but upon further examination I realized it was actually scabs on the tip of his ears. At first I though it was due to him dragging them on the pavement, he still trips over them sometimes. Although my husband pointed out that they have a very particular pattern to them with might be an infection.

Hoping one of you have seen this before of have any idea what it might be, Ill be attaching some pictures for reference.

Thank you, so much!
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Hello everyone! Hoping someone here has an idea of what been happening with our 6 month old bassets ears. Today I notice the tip of his ears were dirty, and tried to clean them but upon further examination I realized it was actually scabs on the tip of his ears. At first I though it was due to him dragging them on the pavement, he still trips over them sometimes. Although my husband pointed out that they have a very particular pattern to them with might be an infection.

Hoping one of you have seen this before of have any idea what it might be, Ill be attaching some pictures for reference.

Thank you, so much!
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Hi there, we have the same issue with our 10 month old. She has been diagnosed with demodex mites that I think is the problem but my vet says the lesions on the ear tips are from them dragging on the ground...no way! I get a second opinion Friday, I'll keep you posted. I'm curious like you if there is anyone who could shed light. Here are very similar pics
 

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Hi there, we have the same issue with our 10 month old. She has been diagnosed with demodex mites that I think is the problem but my vet says the lesions on the ear tips are from them dragging on the ground...no way! I get a second opinion Friday, I'll keep you posted. I'm curious like you if there is anyone who could shed light. Here are very similar pics
 

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What a handsome boy you have there! Adorable
That is exactly the same pattern!! That is interesting, did you get a second opinion?
We are taking him to vet today as well, It doesn't seem to be bothering him, but just want to make sure is nothing to be concerned about. I don't think is contagious though, I have another basset and they play and sleep together all day and he doesn't have anything even similar.

Will update the post once I know more!!
 

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What a handsome boy you have there! Adorable
That is exactly the same pattern!! That is interesting, did you get a second opinion?
We are taking him to vet today as well, It doesn't seem to be bothering him, but just want to make sure is nothing to be concerned about. I don't think is contagious though, I have another basset and they play and sleep together all day and he doesn't have anything even similar.

Will update the post once I know more!!
 

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Thank you! We did receive a second opinion on Friday. The vet said she has seen it before in long eared dogs that have exceptionally over sized ears and said our Basset, Cap, has extra long ears for a basset. Often times there are vascular issues with blood blow to the margins of particular large ears that results in that. There is no "treatment" but they need to be managed by vasoline or other ointments. We see a dermatologist a few weeks from now. I'll keep this post/you updated. Does your basset with the ear problem have larger ears that your other? Does this make sense to you? Let's keep each other posted until we find something that works :)
 
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