Ear health

I read this article this morning from Dogs Naturally magazine. I thought I should pass on the info. Last year, Kipawa had some seeds and a SEASHELL taken out of his ear!

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/ear-health/

LOL. I was going to ask if it had happened again??

My little BRAT, Hunter, LOVES to make his own trails when we go hiking. Last year he got one of those Foxtail seeds stuck way the heck down his eardrum. He had to be put under because it was resting on his ear drum and he wouldn't hold still for the vet!!! $500 later, he is as good as new.

Do I take him to the same hiking area, you betcha!!!!

🙂 This is odd… I post this, with the link, just because I read it and thought it would be good to pass it on. THEN yesterday evening, my little dude starts shaking his head and scratching his ear a little. Hmmmmm... gee Kipawa! I did not mean you should be doing what it said it the article! 🙂

So I checked his ear very carefully with a small flashlight held near his ear and I could see absolutely nothing. No odd smell/odor either. This morning, no head shaking. He hasn't been to a beach in a while, so I am pretty sure he is not collecting sea shells 🙂 but of course I will watch him closely today. He is known at our vet's office as 'the seashell dog' as they never had to get a sea shell out of a dog's ear before.

@vickilb:

My little BRAT, Hunter, LOVES to make his own trails when we go hiking. Last year he got one of those Foxtail seeds stuck way the heck down his eardrum. He had to be put under because it was resting on his ear drum and he wouldn't hold still for the vet!!! $500 later, he is as good as new.

Do I take him to the same hiking area, you betcha!!!!

Those foxtails are BAD! We have them here in the summer, and they are everywhere, so there is not much we can do. Yes, that kind of vet procedure can cost quite a bit. What we don't do for our fur babies!

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