Strange Growth on Inside & Outside of Dog's Ear
(Las Vegas, NV)
Our dog Jaden started with this problem about 3 years ago - he had a strange growth on his ear. After many trips to the vet and finally a dermatologist specialist, they biopsied it and said it was just an allergic reaction to a bug bite.
After about a year on Tacrolimus ointment it seemed to get a little better. It never went away, it just wasn't as big.
It has always been a blackish/dark grayish clump on his ear... However in the last month it's gone out of control! It started oozing and crusting and growing larger.
We immediately took him to the vet where they put him on a steroid and antibiotic. It seemed to stop oozing while he was on it, but now it's back to oozing and has spread THROUGH to the back side of his ear! The vet then put him on Pentoxifylline 3x a day.
We're really concerned because they said it could take up to a month to improve his ear, but it seems to be spreading rapidly and taking over the entire top part of his ear. We're to the point were wondering if cutting his ear off is our only option!!
Please, if you have an idea of what is going on and how to stop it we would really appreciate the help! He's so miserable!! Thank you!
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