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My dog keeps shaking his head and holds it to the right, his

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My dog keeps shaking his head and holds it to the right, his right ear looks red and sore.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  DR.J replied 3 years ago.

DR.J :

Hi , I'm James DVM MRCVS and would like to help you with your question

DR.J :

Sorry to hear about Barney .

DR.J :

By the sound of it it could be one of two things - either he has indeed an ear infection or he has something stuck up his ear canal (like a foxtail or other type of seed) .

DR.J :

What best be done is to have a look up the ear canal first (done by your vet) in order to eliminate the option of a foreign body being stuck and as well to asses what is the leading cause of the infection if it's not the former.

DR.J :

this can be done by preparing a smear of the waxy material in the ear and looking under a microscope .

DR.J :

According to the results - your vet will then determine which is the best course of treatment (antibiotic / ear wash ect.)

DR.J :

I hope this helps .

DR.J :

If you have any further questions - please let me know.

DR.J :

all the best

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