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Post by sunnylounger on Sat Aug 08 2015, 10:04

Hanna is 10 months old and we've been lucky no problems up until now.

She has got a sore on her ear from scratching and it keeps healing, but she will scratch it and knock it making it worse.

I think she might of had flees or similar at first, which caused her to scratch. She got treated straight away with frontline.

What should we do ?
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Re: sore on ear won't stop scratching

Post by JStaff on Sat Aug 08 2015, 14:14

There are anti itch sprays as well as products that promote healing. There is also the head collar option.


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Post by -Ian- on Tue Aug 11 2015, 21:04

Thornit powder might be worth looking into but if it's getting so bad then it's probably worth a vet visit to make sure there's no infection in the ear.


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Post by Mia05 on Tue Aug 11 2015, 21:16

i would advise a vet tbh sounds like your dog has an ear infection . Smile


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Post by Mia05 on Tue Aug 11 2015, 21:27

wash the area in warm salt water just until you get to a vet it will keep the area clean at least Smile.


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Re: sore on ear won't stop scratching

Post by dav on Wed Aug 12 2015, 04:40

My boy (Samba) was scratching his right ear & shaking his head very roughly/hard for the past week, so i took him to the vets yesterday & the vet found he had a ear infection in the right ear. The vet treated it & gave me some treatment so i can treat it at home for the next week. So far so good, he has stopped the scratching & heading shaking & its only been a day so far. You would be better off to take Hanna to the vets so the vet can have a look in her ears, its better to be safe then sorry.

Let us know how you get on.


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Post by sunnylounger on Wed Aug 12 2015, 08:39

Hi, I took Hanna to the vets and they said she was being irritated by something, but not flees or anything.
They gave her a course of steroids to stop the itching and yesterday she didn't scratch her sore ear, but she did again today Sad so hoping she will leave it alone for long enough to heal.
Also the vet check inside her ear and it needs cleaning out, so were doing that also.
I think if she won't leave it alone, I'm going to have to use a cone collar in near future.
I'm watching her like a hawk today.
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Post by Mia05 on Wed Aug 12 2015, 08:47

Im strict with mia and a firm no usually works let us know how your dog gets on with the medication Smile


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Post by Rachel33 on Wed Aug 12 2015, 08:57

Try some Manuka honey on the actual wound to promote healing (Worked wonders on Bug's surgery wounds). I'm conflicted regarding a cone, it may heal but she will potentially be very uncomfortable not being able to scratch something that's really irritating her. Hopefully the steroids will start to help soon. Did the vet recommend an antihistamine at all to help with the itching?


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Post by sunnylounger on Wed Aug 12 2015, 13:02

Thanks, I'll try some Manuka honey, the vet didn't recommend any anti histamine, she's on Prednisolone steroids.
So far so good today and a firm no is working Smile
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Post by Bane on Thu Aug 13 2015, 21:30

I hope it gets better soon! Bane has had awful itchy ears throughout his life and even itched away the hair at one point so he had baldy ears!

He has a dust mite allergy so this is the cause of the itching. We find what helps is a daily clean with 50/50 Apple Cider Vinegar/Water, every other day spray with a steroid spray and if he gets really bad he wears his cone while we are out.

It is so frustrating as it can take so long to heal! Fingers crossed for you Smile
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Re: sore on ear won't stop scratching

Post by sunnylounger on Wed Aug 19 2015, 14:22

Thanks, pleased to say Hanna finished her steroids and the sore has healed up leaving a quite large bold spot on her ear, but she seems 100% Smile
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