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Unread 01-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Emma is our senior lady.

Up until recently we have had no trouble with her ears. In the last few days when I stroke her ears she yelps in pain. Obviously I have stopped touching her ears now.

Is this common in older dogs, has anyone else come across something like this?

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Rosie, have you checked her ears? She may have an infection. Maybe a trip to the vet would be in order.

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A vet visit is the best way to find out what is going on with her ears. At her age I would expect some age-onset hearing loss but there should not be any pain. Chessie had a persistent ear infection that failed to resolve even while on medication for it; it eventually required anesthesia for a "deep cleaning" as it would be too painful to do without it.
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Emma is totally deaf. This could be connected to the ear pain, will get down the vets

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It's painful when our senior doggies are having problems.
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Rosie is this happening on 'both' ears and do they smell a bit? Does she shake her head or tilt it to one side ever? I am glad you are going to your vets as they will have all the various scopes etc to take a 'closer' look in her ears. Hope she is sorted soon Good luck!
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Emma is our senior lady.

Up until recently we have had no trouble with her ears. In the last few days when I stroke her ears she yelps in pain. Obviously I have stopped touching her ears now.

Is this common in older dogs, has anyone else come across something like this?
Hey Rosie,

Do you clean her ears every 1-2 weeks?

Ear infection can be a lot more serious than some people think. If she is in pain from a slight touch then get her down to a vet ASAP!

My mom didnt clean our pugs ears...EVER... and when he got older the same thing happened to him. By the time we got Milo down to the vet, the infection had gotten so bad that it was touching his skull, and he needed major surgery

He's fine now, but it was super scary. Im not saying that the same thing is happening with your girl, but better safe than sorry.

Now i tell everyone i know, CLEAN your dogs ears weekly!

Keep us posted

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Hey Rosie,

Do you clean her ears every 1-2 weeks?

Ear infection can be a lot more serious than some people think. If she is in pain from a slight touch then get her down to a vet ASAP!

My mom didnt clean our pugs ears...EVER... and when he got older the same thing happened to him. By the time we got Milo down to the vet, the infection had gotten so bad that it was touching his skull, and he needed major surgery

He's fine now, but it was super scary. Im not saying that the same thing is happening with your girl, but better safe than sorry.

Now i tell everyone i know, CLEAN your dogs ears weekly!

Keep us posted
Hi LARyan thanks for the info! That is serious What was the infection ear mites? Thanks again
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No mites, just a severe build up of bacteria and moisture. Plus hes a NYC dog (he stayed with my mamma when i moved to LA) so there is lots of dirt and grime that was in his ears.

The surgery was crazy $$$... and they ended up having to cut a small part of his skull away (the part that the infection was touching) and he lost his hearing after the surgery... so even though hes out of the woods hes deaf old man now.

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Oh No!!!

I have never cleaned any of my dogs' ears. I did not know you should do that!

Thanks for letting me know

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