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Bothered Ear

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I took Ryder to the vet this weekend because he kept shaking his head and itching his right ear. I took a flash light but didn't see anything. The vet looked, his ears are clean but had alittle redness. I asked if there was any way to prevent it, she said no. I have a cleaning rinse and ear medicine to give him.

Later that day I was talking with a woman at my bank. She said that her dog (not a golden) is prone to ear issues and always on ear medicine; even loosing it's hearing.

Question; are goldens prone to ear problems?

PS: He was weighed at the vet and he is 57lbs! He is just over 5 months old and the vet said that he is going to grow alot more. I questioned if he was too big; she said he looks great.
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Yup afraid so. Ear problems are common in goldens, partly the floppy ear, partly (JMO) the breed seems to have a tendency to allergy problems. Keep an eye on the ear for redness , discharge or increased discomfort. A remote possibility would be inner ear infection I had one that exhibited no symtoms other than a slight stagger when she moved.

Use a good ear cleaner, from vet is fine, one thats not too harsh. I only clean ears when they look dirty, I check ears once a week. I keep the hair around and in the ear canal trimmed to promote good air flow.

Its possible it is just hair , insect or plant never know!

If there is any change , see your vet again!

Water in his ear could cause him to scratch! No help for it really...goldens and water!
It sounds like your a great Mom! No worries!
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