Squishy Swollen Spot on Dog's Ear Flap with Ear Drainage & Bumps/Scabs Behind Ear
by Cindy T.
Dog's ear at the vet after shaved and cleaned
About a week ago, our dog developed a swollen spot on the bottom of her ear flap. It was squishy (not hard) and she did have a little drainage coming out of that ear. She also had some bumps/scabs right behind the ear.
I started her on coconut oil orally and cleaned her ear out with a vinegar/warm water mixture. She started improving greatly.
Our first thought was that she had laid in a pile of ants or something and was having a reaction.
Around Saturday, the scabs and her fur connected to the scabs started falling off. Today the outside of the ear has open sores.
She is lab that is a year and half old. She has epilepsy and is currently taking phenobarbitol to control her seizures. We tried the natural way and changed her food which helped some but she still continued to have cluster seizures.
It is possible that she had a seizure outside while I was at work and it caused the abrasions but I am really at a loss. She had an issue earlier this summer with losing the fur in patches on her stomach and it had some pustules as well but the vet tested her for ringworm and decided it was allergies.
I am tired of the traditional medicine standpoint when it comes to this poor dog....
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