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So we went to the dr on Saturday and as we expected she had another bad ear infection. (Deep down in the canal). He flushed everything and cleaned her out and she gets three drops of tresaderm in each ear two times a day.
We go back and see him this Saturday for a recheck.
He’s talking possible ear surgery to open her very narrow ear canals!
Has anyone ever had this done? We flush her ears once a week. Now he prescribed pH-notix ear cleaner/wax Rmv. We’re going to try flushing it with that from now on.
Is there other things to do to prevent this surgery from happening?
 

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I can ask my vet daughter- they have an ear specialist @ Blue Pearl. Will let you know what she says.
 

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A long time ago someone told me of a type of surgery that is something like a slit to open the ear canal to more air(?). Long time ago. Have never seen it done.
 

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She says there is a laser procedure, but that they don't do very many of them. She hasn't ever witnessed one, and they have not done one in the last 2 years @ her three offices. I'm sorry- she's usually more help on procedures but this is apparently quite rarely done. If she gets time she'll try to find some articles for me to share.
 

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Personally, I would go to a place like Blue Pearl and have a consult with a board certified surgeon and let that dr. look at her ear canals. You can take your vet's notes on diagnosis and treatment that has been done. Also, does she continue to have a wax build up in only one ear? I don't want to be an alarmist but it could be a local tumor that is being hidden by wax. I would have an ultrasound performed on her ear.
 

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Yes- JDandBigAm - there is no way I would let a non-specialist try a procedure when it is not a commonly used one! I'd see a specialist, either via a vet school or a place like Blue Pearl that has all boarded veterinary specialists.
 

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Personally, I would go to a place like Blue Pearl and have a consult with a board certified surgeon and let that dr. look at her ear canals. You can take your vet's notes on diagnosis and treatment that has been done. Also, does she continue to have a wax build up in only one ear? I don't want to be an alarmist but it could be a local tumor that is being hidden by wax. I would have an ultrasound performed on her ear.
Yea the vet said he wouldn’t do it he would recommend somewhere if it came to that. And no both ears have it happening. He wants to try every treatment plan first, he just wanted to let me know about surgery because he’s never seen canals so narrow!
 

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She says there is a laser procedure, but that they don't do very many of them. She hasn't ever witnessed one, and they have not done one in the last 2 years @ her three offices. I'm sorry- she's usually more help on procedures but this is apparently quite rarely done. If she gets time she'll try to find some articles for me to share.
Thank you! My vet said he’s never seen ear canals this narrow.
 
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