My dog went to the vet with really red ears and belly. He is a…

My dog went to the vet with really red ears and belly. He is a german shepherd by the way. The vet put him on anti-biotics and antihistamine for 10 days. His belly and ears looked great for about 3 days now they are starting to get red again. I know I have to call the vet, but would it help if I cleaned his ears or just leave them alone?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Kim,

Here’s my advice on ears.

Cleaning them should never ever do any harm…if all else fails keep cleaning. If your dog acts like this hurts then see your vet asap.

And certainly if the clinical signs are recurring this quickly, you should see the vet.

In general, a bath, and Benadryl help, and certainly shouldn’t hurt..just to help get you through the night.

Best of Luck,

Sincerely,
Krista

Krista Magnifico, DVM
Owner Jarrettsville Veterinary Center
Jarrettsville, MD
http://www.jarrettsvillevet.com