Rottweiler repeat ear problems

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Brittanymorgan1986, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Brittanymorgan1986

    Brittanymorgan1986 Chirping

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    Our rott is about 7 years old he started getting ear infections 2 years ago. Vet gives him antibiotics but once those are used up bam he gets again. He has been on this cycle for a while now. I have tried hundreds of home remedies and nothing keeps it away. The vet is basically no help at this point two vets that is. I have even changed his food. Several times. Could an immunity supplement help? Any ideas?
     
  2. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    Do u have gnats?
     
  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Addict

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    We ended up cleaning our dogs ears every week or more often if needed.
    No q-tips! Just eat wash and cotton balls. Yes they hate it.
     
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  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Did your vet do a culture? If not, request that they do an ear swab/culture. It's possible a change in antibiotics would take care of it once they know exactly what they are dealing with. I suspect it's resistant to what your vet has been prescribing.

    Does your dog swim much? I found keeping my dog out of a particular water source really helped cut back on the infections too. Most water was fine, but one canal she used to swim in had something that would cause her ear infections.
     
  5. Brittanymorgan1986

    Brittanymorgan1986 Chirping

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    Yes nats they drive him crazy. No swimming. I even do my best to keep his ear dry. He is just hairy they did know what was in his ears bc the antibiotic work but after he is off them it comes back. I'm thinking g the next step might be to make him his own food. My other dog is a pitbull she has no ear problems at all. Same food. His ears are floppy and hairy inside.
     
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  6. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    Gnats can cause ear infections, treat him with a permethrin spray to keep them at bay

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  7. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    Some pets are more susceptible i guess like some humans are "sweet meat." @Melodychick lost a whole Horse :th:hit
     
  8. Melodychick

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    :( Yes I did and I had another horse that developed an ear infection from the gnats! For your dog, have you tried
     
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  9. Melodychick

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    Oops, somehow the word Zymox got deleted! Try that for your dogs ears
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    You say that you have tried different diets. Have any of them been grain free diets ? It helps to feed grain free diets in some cases.
     
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