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Post by axlbaby on Sun Jun 26 2011, 07:52

my poor skyla kept shaking her head and ears looked a bit sore so took her to the vet on the 6th this month and vet wanted to put her out and then flush her ears thats seems a bit much so said i'll try the antibiotics first so that cost just over £60 ten days later still just as bad so another trip to the vets to be told that only thing now is to flush them so poor things booked in on monday and im another £180 lighter just wished there had been another few options to try i worry bout her getting put under Sad

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 26 2011, 09:21

Awww, poor Skyla. If you've tried antibiotics and it did'nt clear things up then maybe having them flushed as the vet suggested is the wya to go. Good luck, but I'm sure she'll be fine. It does'nt stop us from worrying about our beloved pets though.

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Post by Steve on Sun Jun 26 2011, 09:23

as she got alot of black stuff in here ear?


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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 26 2011, 09:33

Going through the same think with Suki. With a prvious dog I had the vet tried more than one type of antibodic and would found the one that would work. I still haven't figured out how to clean her ears. She will le tus use a rag if she is in the shower but no type of cotton ball of q-tip. Hope it all works out for you.

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Post by janey on Sun Jun 26 2011, 11:13

Constantly going through it with Moo although not to that extent, usually the course of anti-biotics and cleaner flushes it out in 10 days and yes it is a staggering £60. Poor thing, does seem extrem but who's to argue with a vet. Cuddles Smile

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Post by axlbaby on Sun Jun 26 2011, 13:09

it just dont look bad enough to me to flush it and put her out but im not a vet so cant really know but its not borthering skyla any more and it dont smell or nothing its just a bit dirty o well as long as sky will be ok thats all that matters

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Post by janey on Sun Jun 26 2011, 13:23

Whats coming out? Did the vet say to use cotton wool balls to clean it after using both the anti biotic and then the cleaner? I haven't got the stuff here that I used. It does seem escessive, Moo has had 3 infections since I've had and I haven't ever had to have her 'flushed'. I know there are others here that also have dogs that suffer too.

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Post by axlbaby on Sun Jun 26 2011, 15:36

yea thats some black stuff that comes out when i clean them but not loads and there not red or sore looking

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 26 2011, 15:42

When you take her in on monday I'd ask if it's absolutely necessary to flush them out. If it looks like they are getting better, then i would have thought that another course of anti bs would be a better bet.

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Post by axlbaby on Sun Jun 26 2011, 18:48

yea thats what i thought about trying another course of antibiotics as skyla is no longer shaking or straching her ears since ive been cleaning them and used the first course of antibiotics, the thing thats really borthering me is when i 1st took her to the vets on the 6th he wanted to flush her ears with out even looking properly or trying antibiotics 1st

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Post by janey on Sun Jun 26 2011, 20:16

I'm suprised as its a very, and I mean very commen thing. As Caryll said, ask if its a must, or go to another vets, its not gonna cost any more for consultation, and see what they say. As I said it does seem rather extreme, especially if its cleared up. I know when Moo has an infection and I know when its passed.

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Post by axlbaby on Sun Jun 26 2011, 21:02

well shes menat to be goin bk tomororw for he flushing but i think i will put it off for a few days and keep a close eye on it and use the home cleaning stuff ive got from the vets last time see how it goes

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Post by janey on Sun Jun 26 2011, 23:05

Well it is with mine. She has small ear cannals so gets a blockage very easily, which then leads to infection. There isn't anything more I can do about it other than clean them with the cleaner reccomened and bought from the vets, I'm affraid she will be just prone to them forever. Unless I stop her swimming/tramping through long grass/rolling round in the dirt etc. Thats not going to happen! Smile

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Post by chelly on Sun Jun 26 2011, 23:28

oh she has small ear canals, oh well i can see why she is so prone to ear infections. small ear canals wouldn't be a problem in all staffys or any other dog for that matter. so i wouldn't blame this for been the cause of an ear infection.

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Post by janey on Sun Jun 26 2011, 23:35

I don't, but it could be and if the infection is clearing as above I personally feel having it 'flushed' slightly extreme , but as I said I'm not a vet. Xx

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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 27 2011, 00:52

Flushing a dog's ears without going through all other actions first is somewhat extreme! The vet has only tried one course of ab's and most would try at least increasing the dose for another 5 days or so before sugesting anything more drastic, especially as the ears seem to be responding now.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 27 2011, 08:23

My kaos has tiny ear canals also and gets ear infections all the time! Luckily my vet knows i know when he has one now so ive got the antibiotics on repeat prescription so instead of the 60 quid its now only 16 quid a go lol x

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Post by janey on Tue Jun 28 2011, 21:43

Hey Nikki, just wondering how Skylas getting on now?? Smile

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Post by axlbaby on Wed Jun 29 2011, 18:01

much better thanks i decided to get another opion from a different vets and they said there clearing up and to just keep cleaning them every day at home Smile glad i never paid the £160 thanks 4 asking

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Post by janey on Wed Jun 29 2011, 18:07

Really pleased to hear Big Grin excuse the pun lol

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Post by poppy&mika on Wed Jun 29 2011, 23:23

Must be a staffy things mika always gets ear infections i just get given drops from the vets for a week and it clears the infection he said alot of staffs have come in with ear infections.. You can also buy ear cleansers for dogs which may help for the future stop stop the problem re occouring

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