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    Default I think Tate has an ear infection :(

    Tate's been scratching his ear since very early this a.m...I woke up at around 3am to find him shaking his head and scratching his right ear. I took some soft Kleenex and cleaned out a bit of gunk from the ear, hoping this would help. But actually, he started shaking his head even more frequently and seemed uncomfortable. I gave him some Benadryl and after about 45min, he went back to sleep til breakfast time at 6:30am. So now, after work, I see he's shaking his head every so often and I took a tissue to his ear again and this time there's even more dark brownish/rusty colored gunk PLUS a little bit of blood! Not sure if it's from his scratching or if I rubbed the ear too much.

    Poor thing also whimpered when I cleaned the ear so I know he's got some pain there b/c he's a tough boy and will hardly wimper unless he's really uncomfortable. I'm going to call the vet when they open tomorrow a.m. but anything I can do right now to keep him comfortable? He's still so playful and is eating/drinking fine. He still wanted to play "chase" and tug-o-war this evening. Hoping to see the vet tomorrow after work. Should I give him another Benadryl this evening so he can sleep and to alleviate the itchiness? Thanks for any help!




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    Default Re: I think Tate has an ear infection :(

    Is it yeast in her ear? I know Brie had a bad yeast infection when we first got her. She scratched n scratched n gave herself little boo boos on the inside of her ears. We had to take her to the vet, use ointment and ear wash. She hated it, I wash her ear out weekly n use gauze to get out the gunk n she runs away if she even sees the ear wash bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisabear123 View Post
    Is it yeast in her ear? I know Brie had a bad yeast infection when we first got her. She scratched n scratched n gave herself little boo boos on the inside of her ears. We had to take her to the vet, use ointment and ear wash. She hated it, I wash her ear out weekly n use gauze to get out the gunk n she runs away if she even sees the ear wash bottle.
    That's what I suspect tho I don't detect any odd smell coming from his ear. I'm dreading the meds I'm going to have to put in his ear b/c he just runs away from me too when he sees me coming with anything in my hands (unless it's food)!




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    Default Re: I think Tate has an ear infection :(

    Henny..try the witch hazel..just be gentle until you see if it hurts him! Dena has bad ears and often gets like Tate. The witch hazel ànd my finger help a lot! Just keep changing pads until its clear.

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    Becky, that's what I did use this a.m (witch hazel), and I seemed to get a lot of it out. That's why I was surprised to see a lot of build up again this afternoon when I got home. I'm sort of afraid to get in there again since he wimpered like that but i'll try and be more gentle. I tend to be a little too vigorous when cleaning him. He's asleep right now, thank goodness. I have these really soft pads I can use too. Fingers tho...ew, yuk! but some of that gunk did get underneath my fingernails today! @JAKEISGREAT




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Becky, that's what I did use this a.m (witch hazel), and I seemed to get a lot of it out. That's why I was surprised to see a lot of build up again this afternoon when I got home. I'm sort of afraid to get in there again since he wimpered like that but i'll try and be more gentle. I tend to be a little too vigorous when cleaning him. He's asleep right now, thank goodness. I have these really soft pads I can use too. Fingers tho...ew, yuk! but some of that gunk did get underneath my fingernails today! @JAKEISGREAT

    Nooooo! I wrap pads around my finger! I just keep changing pads until its clear..I did it every day for a week then every other day..then every 3rd day and so on. Now I just have to do once a week! But..if he is hurting..I would let Dr. Garcia check him out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Nooooo! I wrap pads around my finger! I just keep changing pads until its clear..I did it every day for a week then every other day..then every 3rd day and so on. Now I just have to do once a week! But..if he is hurting..I would let Dr. Garcia check him out..
    okay, thanks for clarifying "the finger" issue! LOL.
    I'll try gently cleaning him again with the witch hazel. I'll give Dr.Garcia's office a call tomorrow and get him in there this week just to be on the safe side, I think. Thank you!




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    I'm so sorry Henny. I love Tate. It's a good thing he's sleeping right now. Tomorrow the vet will take care of him. I'ms so sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    I'm so sorry Henny. I love Tate. It's a good thing he's sleeping right now. Tomorrow the vet will take care of him. I'ms so sorry.
    Oh, thank u Phil! I just hate seeing any of my boys in pain/discomfort and want him all better! I appreciate your sweet words




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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    I'm so sorry Henny. I love Tate. It's a good thing he's sleeping right now. Tomorrow the vet will take care of him. I'ms so sorry.
    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Oh, thank u Phil! I just hate seeing any of my boys in pain/discomfort and want him all better! I appreciate your sweet words



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    Default Re: I think Tate has an ear infection :(

    Poor Tate, Henny I cant imagine Tate running away from you not Mumma's boy I remember him sitting right next to you looking at you with sad eyes for some of that yummy food last November. I do hope it is nothing too serious for Tate, Ftse doesn't like drops in his ears either

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