Ear rash???

Hi guys, was wondering what the deal is with my 5 month old female's ears. The inside of her ears are a little 'rough' in texture and she seems to be breaking out a bit and they also seem a little dry. I'm assuming it's an allergic reaction to something (at least that's what it LOOKS like) and was thinking of putting a little Benadryl cream on them. Any ideas or thoughts? I've never seen this before on any of my other dogs….it doesn't look TERRIBLE but it's got me a little concerned. Any help would be appreciated!

Do they itch her? Is she shaking her head or pawing at them? Are they red? It is not uncommon for puppies to get ear infections.. for whatever reason.. (I always thought it had to do with teething)… If they are not seeming to both her, I don't think I would be too concerned...

@tanza:

Do they itch her? Is she shaking her head or pawing at them? Are they red? It is not uncommon for puppies to get ear infections.. for whatever reason.. (I always thought it had to do with teething)… If they are not seeming to both her, I don't think I would be too concerned...

Well, Pat, that's the thing. They're not red, and she's not even aware they're there! They look like little pimples and are a bit raised and rough to the touch….but not red.

I think that I would just keep an eye on them and see what happens… not sure I would do anything at present... but that is just my opinion

Can you get a photo to post?

thanks guys, I'm gonna just do a wait and see. It's really nothing terrible, just a little odd…

A little update on the 'rash'…...seems to be going away. I noticed this morning the 'bumps' were a lot smaller, feels less rough to the touch too. Makes me think it was some allergic reaction to something.....

Thanx for the update. Did you change food recently, or are you thinking it was an alergic reaction to something she got into?….....Glad to hear it's clearing up. 🙂

@LiveWWSD:

Thanx for the update. Did you change food recently, or are you thinking it was an alergic reaction to something she got into?….....Glad to hear it's clearing up. 🙂

Well, I guess it could be almost ANYTHING because I've only had her for a week now! She probably had it when I got her…..I'm keeping her on the same food she's been eating etc...

@Tommy360:

Hi guys, was wondering what the deal is with my 5 month old female's ears. The inside of her ears are a little 'rough' in texture and she seems to be breaking out a bit and they also seem a little dry. I'm assuming it's an allergic reaction to something (at least that's what it LOOKS like) and was thinking of putting a little Benadryl cream on them. Any ideas or thoughts? I've never seen this before on any of my other dogs….it doesn't look TERRIBLE but it's got me a little concerned. Any help would be appreciated!

Hi Tommy, My Basenji has that from time to time. Not inside, just on the ear flaps. Some people call it Winter Ears, but I'm not sure what the name of this problem is. Tried many things, but here's what worked for me. Thoroughly cleaned outside of her ears with ear cleaner from a pet store. Let dry, then used olive oil daily until it cleared up. Let me know if that works for you.

@Tommy360:

Well, I guess it could be almost ANYTHING because I've only had her for a week now! She probably had it when I got her…..I'm keeping her on the same food she's been eating etc...

What is she eating? Many times they develop allergies to food over time…. especially if there is corn or lots of grains/fillers in them

Oh Hi Pat . . . Yes, allergies to something. She eats Lamb or Chicken & Brown Rice. No corn, other grains or fillers. Hates pet store snacks; we cook fresh chicken to use as treats. She had the ear rash when we got her, but they didn't feed her corn, other grains or fillers either. She gets it 2-3 times a year and it's a pain. Doesn't itch or smell. Looks bad, gets black, crusty, tender on the edges. DermoVets don't know either.

Lamb can sometimes be the cause of allergies…. in some dogs...

@tanza:

What is she eating? Many times they develop allergies to food over time…. especially if there is corn or lots of grains/fillers in them

She was eating Pedigree puppy food when I got her. I'm slowing weaning her off and into Solid Gold…....

@Maxie:

Hi Tommy, My Basenji has that from time to time. Not inside, just on the ear flaps. Some people call it Winter Ears, but I'm not sure what the name of this problem is. Tried many things, but here's what worked for me. Thoroughly cleaned outside of her ears with ear cleaner from a pet store. Let dry, then used olive oil daily until it cleared up. Let me know if that works for you.

Yup, it's just on the inside of the flaps. It's going away VERY slowly. I'll try the olive oil treatment…...thanks!

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