Skin problem in the outer ear of our dog
by Bruce Leong
Cooper is our 2 year old Australian Terrier. He has a flaky, dry skin irritation on the inside of both his ears. It is worse at the point where the skin forms a V.
He has had this irritation to varying degrees for the past several months but it now seems to be bothering him more. He shakes his head and scratches the skin on the outside of his ears with his paws.
His medication includes Advantix and Heartguard.
His diet includes Vegan Pet pellets, which is mainly organic and contains Omega 3 & 6, Vitamin C, Taurine, L Carntine and Amylase - this does not include wheat. He also has hormone-free fresh beef each day with the Vegan Pet.
The skin irritation first appeared at the end of last spring when he had red, itchy paws. We took him to the vet where they gave us some steroid type ointment. This suppressed the irritation and the redness went away but the irritation his ears have remained. The vet was unsure about what caused the irritation but suspected that it may have been Wandering Jew.
We have also been giving him a homeopathic and herbal remedy called "Spring" made by Tagiwig but have dropped off in our applications with this.
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