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my daughters French dog has an inner ear infection which

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my daughters French bull dog has an inner ear infection which he has had for 6 weeks and causes spasms which threw him to the floor then he rolls until we get hold of him his head is always tilted, to the side he has antibiotic's and steroids her vet said it could take weeks and if it does not clear then it would need an M.R.I to find the trouble and then an operation all costing around £4000.00 does this sound right ?
She is single and lives on her one thus she does not have that kind of money, but earns to much to go to the RSPCA.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Do you know the name of the medications he is on?

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Baytree are the antibiotics 2 a day

Predesilone steroids 2 a day

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
1- Is the baytril topical or oral? If oral, has he been treated with topical medications?
2- Has he been treated with any other antibiotic?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

baytril is oral

He has had other antibiotics but I don't no the name of then he was on them for about 3 weeks 2 courses of them

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Frances, in cases of inner ear infections when there is no response to therapy even after trying several antibiotics we do proceed with an MRI to rule out things like tumors or even surgery. In this case however, I would recommend you discuss with your vet about doing a culture & sensitivity (C&S) of the ear. This test will isolate the underlying bacteria (s) and give a report of the antibiotics that the bacteria (s) is susceptible. It is very possible the underlying bacteria (s) causing the infection is resistant to the baytril. Pending the C&S results start him on a different antibiotic topically and oral. The cost of the C&S is +/-100 dollars. Antibiotic choice should be made on C&S results.

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