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Old 03-25-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Wire Hair Terriers and Ear Problems

Looking for input from other members who have struggled with ear infections with their Wire Hair Terriers. I won't bore you with the long list of attempts we have made to cure our "Pogo's" problems. Curious what others have done.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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First of all welcome to df Pogo's Dad!
Do you keep his ears dry and clean? You can use unscented baby wipes to clean them or a wash cloth with plain warm water to wipe them out. You need to dry them with a towel too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #3
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Oh yea, very clean and dry. Maybe to dry, the only time the are moiste is from the antibiotic cream we are forced to use when he scratches them raw.
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Hi Pogo's Dad and welcome aboard to Df can I ask have you been to your vet for a diagnosis, and if so what did they say the problem was?
It could be ear mites does the ears smell a little? If it is ear mites the vet will usually clean the ears with a solution and prescribe ear drops. How long has this been going on for? And what cream are you using? Sorry for all the questions but the more info we get the better we can advise you, but we aren't vets!
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This has been a recurring problem for years. Most vets have called it a yeast infection. Right ear is brown and a bit smelly, but the standard treatments for yeast infections has not cured him.
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One of my dogs had a yeast infection in his ear. The Vet prescribed Otomax and it cleared it right up. I had to just be sure that I put it in his ear every 12 hours for ten days.

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Early on [years ago] the Ottomax worked great but now it seems to have no effect. Has he built an immunity to it or are the vets misdiagnosing him? It looks and smells just like the yeast infections. That's why I turned to the forum, thinking someone has experienced the same thing.

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My dog has also been through several ear infections. Both otomax and panalog have worked though in a severe case she was given mometamax which also resolved the issue successfully.

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Pogo's Dad, welcome to the Forum! I had a collie that seemed to get a lot of ear infections, but they did clear up with otomax. If his one ear is brown and smelly, it sounds like ear mites to me. I'd have the vet take another look. A quick swab of the ear, and a microscope, would at least rule out mites.

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Welcome to the forum Pogo's Dad. Pogo is adorable!
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