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    hi my name is Scott new to the web-site....i have had english Bulldogs all my life.....i have a 4 year old male.....largest Bulldog i have ever owned. 74 pounds, for the last couple months, when he wakes up from a deep sleep...he shakes his head real hard. even thru-out the night sometimes...my wife & i will always get up and clean his ears....and there will be fluid in both of them, we have taken him to the vet and he gave us ear drops, but that does not seem to help. what could be the problem?

    thanks Scott from California
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    This sounds pretty serious, did the vet say he had infections? What did they give you for drops?

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    Welcome to the forum! You will it here, I sure do! Can't really help on this issue cuz my first bully is only 8 wks old

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    Welcome to the site ... and your bullys look big and beautiful .. wow 74lbs ....

    When If first read the heading of this thread I immediately thought of idiopathic head tremors. Stupid question probably but is he definitely shaking his head because of the fluid in his ears or could it be tremors?? If it is the fluid that is aggravating him then I think it may be time to find a second opinion from another vet or push your current vet into looking into this a little bit more.

    When he isn't shaking his head how is he acting ... as normal or is he lethargic, listless, quiet etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    This sounds pretty serious, did the vet say he had infections? What did they give you for drops?
    no he really didn't say, just gave us some ear drops & antibiotic's......who knows !! but we will just have to take him in again this weekend... DR. BUTCHKO is the vet out of riverside Ca, we have been taking our Bulldogs to him for years now.......my wife took him this last trip.....the dog is as playful as can be......eats good and everything......but man does he shake his head when he gets up......it's almost freighting ! he's an indoor dog....only goes outside for walks around the block !

    i will keep you posted !

    Thank you......Scott

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    @BULLDOGBOOGERS Maybe take a video of him doing it so you can show the vet .... the vet may see something that we wouldn't be able to or something we wouldn't notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    @BULLDOGBOOGERS Maybe take a video of him doing it so you can show the vet .... the vet may see something that we wouldn't be able to or something we wouldn't notice.
    Hay thank you....i will do that !

    Scott

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    Hiya Scott welcome to EBN,

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    Welcome to EBN! Well you are going to one of the most highly respected bully vets in so cal (I am in so cal too) so I don't doubt he knows what he's doing. Hmmm I don't know what to suggest but going back and trying to get a better idea what it is. Only thing I could possible think to suggest is my Samson had an ear infection for 6 months straight (April-October 2010). Some people here had mentioned that potatoes may cause yeast to grow which is a problem because I feed a grain free food and almost all grain free foods have potatoes in them. EXCEPT Natures Variety Instinct so I tried feeding him that and the ear infections cleared up, 4 months later still infection free. His ears always looked dirty though when he had his ear infections not any type of fluid.

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    Welcome Scott! Your bully is so cute! We had that problem with our first bully Cassie. There aren't a lot of vets around here that know a lot about bullies in my area. I was told she had very small ear canals and she would always be prone to ear infections and lots of gunk and the only thing I could do was clean them in the morning and evening and use OtiClense on them. Maybe a more bully-wise vet would have had a different approach. You might want to check out the list of vets on the BCA website http://thebca.org/BCAVET.pdf
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    thank you all so much....sure glad i found your web-site.....i will have my wife Karen......give you a more intailed breakdown tonight when she gets home from work...

    i sure love my Bulldogs.......

    Scott

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    Welcome to our group! I've been to Dr. Butchko, and I live in the Phoenix area! I have a friend who breeds EBs in Yucaipa and she recommended Dr. Butchko to me years ago when I needed fertility advise with another breed I was breeding. He actually taught me how to A.I. He is a wonderful vet. We were there on a Sat. and the waiting room was FULL of EBs! I agree, take a video and so you can show him exactly what he does. Your boy is very handsome!

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