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  1. Ear Cleanliness

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I do know how to irrigate Boomer's (2 year old Golden, male) and have been doing so on a monthly basis, but I'm perplexed and concerned as to why his ears are full of what appears to be a clay/brown colored 'crud' (doggy smelly) that I clean out on an almost daily/regular basis, without a total...
  2. Follow up on stinky ears thread.

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    So I posted a couple days ago about Ace's stinky ears and I took him into the vet. Our normal vet who gives us very straight answers wasn't in today so I sucked it up and took an appointment with the other one. We go to a VCA so she's the typical push every diagnosis possible on you so you buy...
  3. Itchy Ears - Need Advice!

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone! (or, anyone reading this - hopefully someone!) - I am looking for some alternative advice on how I can treat my dog's ear irritation; I have a happy, healthy, energetic 6 month old female Golden who is totally perfect, except for one concern - her ears are bugging her. She seems...
  4. Grooming Ears on a Conformation Golden

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Hi, I just had a question about grooming the ears on Goldens for conformation. I currently have 2 Goldens, but have only showed in obedience. In the future, I would like to get a conformation Golden and start showing in that. I work as a professional pet groomer, but I know there is a world...
  5. Lumps on dogs ear.

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    A couple little bumps came up on the tip of my dogs ear flap. They have grown a little and are flaky. They're kinda like a callus like dead skin. Now I notice he has them on both ears. They are only on the tips.
  6. 5 month old Golden

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My almost 5 month old male Golden Retriever Yukon has been holding his right ear kind of funny since yesterday. When he's alert he holds his left up like Goldens normally do when alert but the right stays in a more relaxed position. Awkward looking :-( There is no infection or injury to speak...
  7. Puppy Ears

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey everyone! I just got a new puppy (10 weeks) and she is adorable! Sophie by name! I have a quick question about her ears. When we first brought her home she had symmetrical ears that laid the same way on both sides. Now one of her ears lays differently than the other. She has no redness...
  8. ** Ear Medicating Help Desperately Needed

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Well, Max's ear infection has gone from minor to MAJOR in a week. We had him into the vet's for the flu booster on Sat. & a follow-up on the ear.'s even worse than I feared. SO, they sent us home with an oral antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory, the ear flush, the otic antibiotic AND the...