Originally Posted by EJ
Do yourself a favor a read up a bit more. You could go years messing around, getting no where, especially if your vet isn't so clever. Arm yourself with as much info as you can.
You said dog had an ongoing problem so .......
Again, refer to this document http://www.dcavm.org/05apr.html starting with this paragraph.....
Allergic Otitis Externa in the Dog and Cat: Current Management Strategies.
If your dog is having troubles like those described in the article and your vet isn't following the recommended treatment, maybe ask him about it.
SpinRetriever and ad18 hit the nail on the head. Diet is everything when it comes to some allergies. Ingredients like Corn, Wheat, Rice, Chicken, even brewers yeast, all can cause ear infections. I haven't had any ear issues in my dogs since 1992when I learn what can cause it. Also if you have used a lot of antibiotics with your dogs with infections I would absolutely use a probiotic like Total Zymes, Nzyes.com, or Prozyme Products with each meal to create a healthy gut and healthy immume system. It's a small price to pay.
A no grain food did the trick for my gal..
Originally Posted by Sugarwoods
I use purple stuff and have had no issues since. With allergies it may not solve the issue though. My dog does have allergies and had constant ear infections but once every two weeks he gets purple stuff and have had no issues since.
Originally Posted by Erikben
Natural Balance for dogs with allergies did the trick for us. Fish and sweet potato. My kennel loves it and no more ear problems.