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Q. My dog has ear infection... Been putting mometamax in... Looking in her ear, appears to be swollen... Should I be concerned...

A. Unfortunately often the agents that cause the ear infection (mites, bacteria, fungi) are resistant to ear preparations. You need to have your vet examine the ear, make sure the ear drum is intact, and possibly give some steroids to reduce the swelling. A swab is always recommended (however, now that you have used Mometamax. the result of that swab could be incorrect) before using medications. Many dogs that have repeated ear infections also have allergy issues, mainly food allergies. Consult with your veterinarian how to proceed from here.

Answered By
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM



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