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My dog has started recently scratching at her right ear over the past few days, I had a closer look and inside it has a some scabs and quite a bit of dried blood deeper inside but is not red or inflamed, it doesn't appear to be sore for us to touchor causing any other problems associated with ear infections.

I am planning to take her to the vet next week anyway and cant take her any earlier than that due to waiting for a cheque to clear :(

We gave her flea treatment about a month ago not long after we first got her (we think she may have had lice then) and again two days ago, looking on the internet it looks like it could be due to fleas, mites or ear mites? I can't see anything crawling on her tho. Is there anything I can do to soothe and clean the ear untill I can get her to the vets? I dont want to irritate it any more than it is
 

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My dog has started recently scratching at her right ear over the past few days, I had a closer look and inside it has a some scabs and quite a bit of dried blood deeper inside but is not red or inflamed, it doesn't appear to be sore for us to touchor causing any other problems associated with ear infections.

I am planning to take her to the vet next week anyway and cant take her any earlier than that due to waiting for a cheque to clear :(

We gave her flea treatment about a month ago not long after we first got her (we think she may have had lice then) and again two days ago, looking on the internet it looks like it could be due to fleas, mites or ear mites? I can't see anything crawling on her tho. Is there anything I can do to soothe and clean the ear untill I can get her to the vets? I dont want to irritate it any more than it is
Keep her ears clean and dry. You want the scabs to stay on, so buy a cone in the meantime so she stops scratching it. If there's dirt or anything in the ear, gently remove using a damp clean cloth.
 

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Sounds like an infection, does it smell? Have the vet check it and after treatment start cleaning her ears with the vet's cleaner 2-3 times per week. You could go down to 1-2 times in the winter.
 

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Thank's for the replies and advice. It doesnt smell, but it has started to get red and she is getting more reluctant to let me look at it, it appears to be quite clean but am keeping and eye on it (she will stick her face in anything and everything). Going to the vets saturday so hopfully will get it sorted then. Thanks again
 
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