A Tale About Ear Infections and Middle ears
The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Wildear
Retriever Coach
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: A Tale About Ear Infections and Middle ears

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    284

    Default A Tale About Ear Infections and Middle ears

    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.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    RetrieverTraining.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member suepuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Central Virginia
    Posts
    1,295

    Default

    Did you have to do surgery?
    There are no secrets to success. It is the results of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. -Colin Powell

    Sue Puffenbarger
    Wirtz, VA
    www.boynelabradors.com

    GCH Boyne's Avian Investigator MH BN WCX CGC 'Ziva' (number 73!)
    Boyne's Criminal by Dezign at Rygwood JH 'Wykked' (criminal #2)
    Boyne's It Is What It Is SH 'Murphy' (hellion in training)
    ShadowGlen Ballyhoo O'Boyne SH CGC 'Bree' (really?)
    ShadowGlen Roundabout Campfyr SH CD CGC 'Coal' (the best)

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Victoria, British Coliumbia
    Posts
    492

    Default

    Thanks for this thread on ear persistent infection. The young dog (20 months) has bouts of ear scratching. The flushing of the ear with a solution from this website helps. Twice daily treatment with Surolan (registered trade name) seems to help. Trying to beat it down so it does not become chronic.
    Daniel Shnitka

    Believe in yourself, believe in your dog.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    RetrieverTraining.net
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    284

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by suepuff View Post
    Did you have to do surgery?
    yes, they first cleared the membrane off the eardrum and then created an opening to flush the inner ear
    expected the drum to heal in two weeks and have an appointment to follow up
    no negative effects to hearing and no permanent damage expected
    worrisome but so far looks really good and he seems ok

  7. #5
    Senior Member labsforme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Mission Valley,Mt
    Posts
    1,060

    Default

    Gino, Glad Cache is doing better. He is such a nice dog.

    Best to ya'll. See you soon.

    Jeff
    Jeff Gruber
    working on pelts
    Duckponds Prize Package 5-2002-6-22-2017 RIP
    CK'S Contessa (avatar)
    Ice Cold Juice *** 1-17-2012 12-3-2018 RIP
    I Ain't No Tin Lizzy
    Mission Valley Hoping for a Repeat
    Franklin's 29 Degrees True North

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •