What's going on with our new dog's health?
February 27, 2012 6:53 PM Subscribe
What is this injury in our new dog's ear?
posted by Saminal to pets & animals (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our new dog, Dodger
came from a local shelter. He had been there almost 4 months. He has a strange little injury in one of his ears. We noticed it about two weeks ago shortly after we adopted him. We took him to the vet and she said his ears were not infected, very clean and that aside from being too skinny he is very healthy.
He was having diarrhea before the vet and after some tests she said he had bacteria overgrowth and put him on a bland diet (chicken and rice we cooked for him) and antibiotics. His poop got better BUT the thing in his ear seems maybe less red than before but it hasn't gone away. After finishing his antibiotics and going on normal food he's back to having diarrhea again too. He is eating, drinking and not throwing up, has lots of energy, just having loose stools.
Are these things related? What is this thing in his ear? We've gone back to the bland diet but do we need to go back to the vet?
Ear thing another view