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Ear Infections

Hello,

Now I know it's got to be very different for dogs, but I'm hoping that homeopathy will help, because nothing else has! We have talked to two vets and I've done research on my own changing their food and everything. Nothing is helping!

Both Samoyeds. There's a female about 50 lbs and a male about 70 lbs. They are both about 12 years old, so getting up there for their breed but otherwise they seem to be in good health. They have hard brown/black crusted discharge in their ears at all times (except for when we clean it out) and their ears are red and irritated on the inside. They are Samoyeds, so their ears stand up (different from many dogs who's ears flop down and have problems with ear infections). They cry and whimper, especially in the morning, and rub their ears on the ground trying to itch them, I assume. They are also having a hard time hearing, which i don't know if it's actually loss of hearing or if it's all the crap that's in there. When they shake their head it sometimes sounds like water inside their ears.

The female dog also has a similar rash on her back leg near her rear, which makes me wonder if it's a yeast infection that has moved to their ears (they will try to lick each other when we aren't looking and I think that's spreading it to the other dog). We were given antibiotics by the vet which haven't helped a bit, except that when we stop giving the antibiotic, along with the aspirin we started giving them daily, they go crazy and it seems to be very painful for them (i'm wondering if that's just the lack of aspirin, though). I understand that giving them aspirin so often is very bad for their liver, especially being so old, but we don't know what else to do when they're crying in pain. We have also been giving them daily Vitamin C tablets.

When I tried switching their food, we had a time between dry dog foods that we gave them real, human food. That consisted of salmon, pumpkin, a little brown rice, plain greek yogurt with live cultures, and shredded carrot. I read online that dogs can be allergic to chicken, beef, soy, corn and wheat. Greek yogurt for the yeast infection (if that's what it is). Within three days they were less restless, didn't cry as much and were more perky. The female was trotting around (something she does when she's happy) and they really looked like they were starting to feel better. Then we found another dry dog food that didn't have any of those allergens I listed above and they were okay with it at first, but the infection seems to be heading back to where they were. We also stopped the yogurt, so i'm wondering if that is a big issue.

Any help would be amazing! The vets we've talked to obviously just want us to keep buying their antibiotics or have no idea what's wrong. In the meantime my doggies are very unhappy and in extreme pain. :( Please help! I've been reading a lot on homeopathy and have high hopes, but am not even close to knowing how to do it on my own. Even if you can direct me to someone/somewhere that can might be helpful, that would be perfect. Thank you!!
 
  Audgearf on 2017-05-19
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I do not have any homeopathy advice, but I know what you are going through. My dog is yeasty and she has the brownish wax in her ears. It is hard to keep them clear. There is a good article on this at mercola.com
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/201...
Dr. Becker gives some good advice.

My dog has been yeasty since puppyhood, I think due to too early vaccinations. I have tried many things, but have not solved her problem yet. I can tell you love your dogs, so hang in there!
 
SevenFeathers 2 years ago

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