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Old 03-09-2005, 10:22 PM   #11
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Thanks, CC - you can bet that I'll increase his ear cleanings after this whole thing. He hates it but it is worth it.

Anesthesia is scary for a dog that everyone keeps telling you is basically on borrowed time - which I did not really think about until now, he sure doesn't act old.

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I didn't know that ANY breed is considered elderly at 8! Then again, I'm no dog expert.

Dudley hates his ear cleanings too, but it's got to be easier to handle a 55 pound Basset that a 160 pound Bull Mastiff.

Back on topic, at least you have a Vet who knows your breed very well, that's got to be a source of comfort. Sounds like he's in good hands.

Again, best of luck and let us know how it goes. Dudley sends "healing drool" to your buddy!
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cleaning the "goo" out of the ears and using a drying agent is the best prevention. What happens is that the dog slings its ears from the aggravation of ear mites or bacterial/yeast infections, and the longer the ear, the more power behind the "sling". Hematoma's are formed and the cycle begins. I am sure this is more info than what you wanted to know..(leftover from my vet tech days)
Just thought I would mention it in case anyone wanted useful information on prevention.
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Awww...hope you and your dog get well soon, Liz!

I see a lot of dogs walking around the neighborhood with "bonnets" on their heads. I asked a few of the owners what was going on. It seems like many different breeds of dogs can have this surgery.

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Well since we met and spoke about dogs, I know how much he means to you. I hope you feel better soon (as well as him).
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Well, he did fine during surgery, though he might disagree with me about the entire experience:

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Awww...not withstanding the surgery, he looks pretty comfy, almost like a member of a new "biker" club.

Hoping that everything works out and his recovery is excellent.

(Then you can go back to hauling the....nevermind).
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Oh yeah. THAT. Joy.
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Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your ails, TG -- but so glad your dog made it through the surgery fine. He looks so funny with his headdress!
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Sweet looking pooch!

My 100 lb golden has allergies, and gets frequent bouts of otitis externa (ear yeast infections). I try to clean them once or twice a week. But I get lax about it sometimes. About once a month I have to put in the "otomax" solution - steroid and gentamycin mix. He really scratches and shakes his head when inflamed, I had no idea something like that could happen. I cleaned his ears tonight before replying! No more ignoring his ears!

Glad he is feeling better. Hope you are too. Best wishes!

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