Many of our dogs get ear infections. Usually we treat them and they go away. For some of us it's persistent and an ongoing battle. I fell into the latter category but was surprised to discover this week your dog can get an infection in their middle ear- yes, behind the eardrum
Seems Cache got a grass seed in his ear some time ago. We were always diligent about flushing his ears but this tiny particle stuck. Eventually it adhered itself to the ear drum and punctured the eardrum. The infection then migrated into the middle ear. The puncture closed and a membrane formed on top of the drum and the particle of grass seed. Every time I thought we had an infection licked there was no hope as the particle was still there and the internal infection as well. A hearty trooper Cache would shake his head and be bothered but always carry on and give me his best. He is all heart like that.
Earlier this month we found a specialist in Oregon who scoped the ear and found the cause of the problem- suggesting the inner ear infection possibility she explored and discovered what had been festering for a long time.
Worth every penny to finally get this problem solved. Maybe this is common and I had just not heard of it. For those of you fighting constant ear problems and its not allergies it could be worth exploring.
Hoping our story helps someone else.