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Join date : 2016-01-25

PostSubject: EAR INFECTION   EAR INFECTION EmptyTue Jan 26, 2016 6:17 pm

Hello Everyone,
My name is Amy and I am new to this forum and i have ended up here in a desperate need of help for my Husky Bruno, who is 2 years old. He has a ear infection for almost six months now. I took him to vet several times. He has done some tests and it is a fungal infection. He gave him Surlon ear drops, they help him as for a while it gets better and then the infection comes back again. The vet suggested he might have food allergies and we tried different food too but the infection seems to surface everytime we think it is better. Anyone has any suggestions. In the meantime, I have made another vet appointment which is in two weeks but his ear is very inflamed right now. Did anyone else has this problem with their Huskies and if so what helped. Please post and guide me.

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Male Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas

PostSubject: Re: EAR INFECTION   EAR INFECTION EmptyTue Jan 26, 2016 11:45 pm

Hey Amy,  fungus' are really a pita!  
Let me suggest one thing quickly, fungus' would not be caused by a food allergy.  Fungus' are a living thing in their own right and develop when the environment is agreeable to them.  
Given the proper (for them) environment, a fungus will make itself at home and they can be VERY difficult to completely cure.  The inside of an ear, between the pads of the feet and between / around rear legs tend to provide 'good' environments for fungal growth.  They're warm, moist and generally difficult to keep really clean.

A few notes are in order here. Fungal infections are difficult to get rid of! Any good medication for a fungal infection is going to stretch well beyond the time that the infection appears to be clear - don't discontinue use until the medication cycle is complete. As I said, the environment plays a major part in a fungal infection - the infection has to come from somewhere so - once your vet has determined what the infection is, then cleaning it's probable source is a requirement.

Since your next vet visit is a couple of weeks off, you might consider some home treatment. The following is from VetStreet
Quote :
10. Antifungal sprays, gels and creams
An OTC product containing miconazole (or one of several other common antifungal drugs) will sometimes resolve uncomplicated fungal infections. Unfortunately, most fungal infections in pets aren’t uncomplicated. Still, I’ve often sent clients to the drugstore for an OTC antifungal to keep a pet comfortable until they can come in for an office visit.
I am not suggesting this, it's just an option to explore; a telephone call to your vet or vet tech is in order before any home treatments.

Also, you mught want to take a look at one of my favourite sites WebMd who does a decent write up on yeast infections.

Fungus' are both like and unlike most other diseases. Often most fungal infection will respond to any of the OTC or prescription medications. Results should be seen within a few days while a cure will probably take much longer. Sometimes fungus' seem to be resistant to a particular drug, in most of these cases, it's not that the fungus is resistant, it's that the medication can't reach or maintain contact for a cure (a salve on a dogs foot pads for example).

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Female Join date : 2013-12-20

PostSubject: Re: EAR INFECTION   EAR INFECTION EmptyWed Jan 27, 2016 1:11 am

Has he been tested for diabetes?
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Female Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri

PostSubject: Re: EAR INFECTION   EAR INFECTION EmptyWed Jan 27, 2016 11:53 am

My girl gets many ear infections, a cause by my other dog licking her ears constantly while we aren't around to yell at him for it, and they are hard to get rid of. We did two back to back bottles of the vet grade stuff and then to maintain I clean her ears every other day, was every day for a month after running out of the vet stuff, with Apple Cider Vinegar (with the Mother) and that keeps them at bay. We also had to start putting bitter apple spray on her ears to stop the other dog from licking them. Finding what is causing the infection is a definite must or else you will be in a treat forever phase. If you live some place tropical with high humidity, it could be environmental, or as Amy suggested possible underlying issues like diabetes, cushings or some kind of thyroid issue.

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