a little over a month ago i noticed his right ear becoming really red & him picking at it, i was worried like anyother pet owner, i watched to see if it got better but it didnt, so i made an appt today, his last appt was when he was 7 months old we got him neutured & shots that were going to be due for his 1 year, now almost 3 yrs he was due for 4 vaccines which he recieved 3 shots & 1 administered through nose, during the exam his temp was taken (102, which is normal on a hot day for dogs) his weight 7.1 pds (suprisingly his weight is great for his size, i thought he was overweight since i feed him what i eat plus dog food, relax only foods i know are safe lol) & his teeth were checked the dr explained to me that he has 2 baby teeth still which means that he doesnt have adult teeth that will grow in there and replace them (it happens sometimes) but i have to take extra care of those baby teeth so soon i will start brushing his teeth daily. also the dr talked about "prevenative tests" i was talked into it, (wish i wouldve waited till next yr to do it since it was costly on top of the already expensive appt) they performed a urinalysis which checks for kidney stones (he didnt have any, & i didnt think he would). anyways on to the point HIS EAR! they did a deep cleaning before they could swap the ear and check for bacteria... he has a severe bacterial infection of the ear "otitis" he was perscribed antibiotic drops which i will administer twice a day for 14 days, (with high bacterial infections theres always a chance that the bacteria can be resistant to antibiotics) so in 2 weeks i will go back in for a check up to see if they worked, i really hope they do! i will keep you ladies updated...
heres a recent photo of my baby, see his ear inflamed):
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