|Purred: Sun Nov 28, '10 8:35am PST |
|BK is right. Ask your vet to take a sample of the ear gunk and "slide" it. That means they stick it under a microscope, as BK said, and determine if it is ear mites or a yeast infection, and this is the only way, to tell, for sure, what it might be. You have to find out what it is, not just assume, and then treat it.
The fact that your vet, did not do this first, tells me, you need to find another vet. I went thru this with Prowler. Judges kept telling me, his ears are dirty. Took him to my vet at that time, and he said no they are not, cleaned them out, next show, judges telling me his ears are dirty. OK, something is way wrong with this picture.
Asked a lady at work, who she uses, she took Prowlers brother, and is as overly pickey as I am. Took him in, the first thing they did was "slide" him. He had ear mites, treated him for it, never had a spec of trouble since then.
Cowboy had the same issue, they slided him, he had a yeast infection, which she said was caused by getting water in his ears when he got a bath. Never knew that, learned something new, now I have to be extremly careful with him, when he gets a bath.
It could be allergies, but they have to rule out other stuff first, ya can't just treat, or assume, without knowing what your treating for. Can make the situation worse, or delay the correct treatment.
Best of luck.