what's biting dog's ears?!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by frankenchick, May 17, 2009.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The flappy part of our Lab's ears are covered inside with hard, tiny bumps that look like Braille.

    Any idea what's biting her?
     
  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Are they scabby? Flies can be terrible for chewing on outside dogs' ears, but it's a little early in the season.
     
  3. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they're just hard, tiny bumps.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Are you sure it isn't ticks??
     
  5. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    could just be a little Pseriusus (Skin Disease) You could buy ointment or shampoo for it...post a picture!
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    It could be gnats. They are pesky little boogers. Keep ointment on your dog's ears at all times and it will help.
     
  7. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could spray her with a horse fly spray (like Bronco by Farnham) and see if that helps. Obviously you'll want to be sure it doesn't irritate her skin though.
     
  8. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
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    You could spray her with a horse fly spray (like Bronco by Farnham) and see if that helps. Obviously you'll want to be sure it doesn't irritate her skin though.

    No, do not ever do this. Dogs do not have the body mass that horses do and the sprays are computed for a horse's body mass. Had a vet tell me that this could actually kill a susceptible dog because it is that much stronger than that same chemical would be if it was mixed at a strength intended for a dog.

    Rusty​
     
  9. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
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    [​IMG] According to the directions for use it is perfectly safe.
     
  10. texasgirl

    texasgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bumps could be staph infection from allergies.
     

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