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skyelandwind
15:04:51 Thu
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Roxy Roller's ears... HELP

Okay so as some know I am slowly introducing a 5 year old Boxer to my family who has been in a kennel for the last 6-8 months..
I am a little concerned cause the tip of her ears have split and when she shakes they open and bleed.. we have bandaged her whole head but the poor baby was so embarrassed that she wouldn't leave the couch and she started to rub herself to get it off... (that lasted an hour and I took it off!!) I can only do so much to stop her from splitting it open with her shakes and the Kennel has been keeping her in a small enough cage so she can't shake but I don't like that.. I am at a catch 22 here cause she moves in with me at the end of next week so I don't have her yet but the lady at the kennel is open to anything.. please help if you have an idea!! we are gonna talk to the vet today for ideas but to be honest I am not fussy on the vet they use for now. Thank you for reading... :coffee:



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Sound like a real tricky one, and quite distressing for poor Roxy.
How about a strip of anti-septic gause, enough to cover both sides of the split area, and this held on by the minimum of plaster/tape. This would keep the wound clean, cushion the tender area from impact, and be less stressful than bandages. Perhaps change the dressing daily if it does get bloody.



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I would be looking at what is causing her to shake her head so much, has she an ear infection? Has she allergies ? If the ears are sore or itchy they will shake. What did the vet say?

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Gix used to shake his haed alot and we discovered he had excema in his ears on the underside of the "fold" and it is always worse in April. Once treated - no more shaking - we found hydrocortisone, E45, Oilatum cream or good old Sudacrem helped (not all at once I must add)



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Quote: Squeezeboxplayer at 17:55:40 Mon Mar 1 2010

hydrocortisone, E45, Oilatum cream or good old Sudacrem helped (not all at once I must add)


lol, he wouldn't hear a thing :eek:



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I agree, I would get her ears checked out to make sure she doesn't have an ear infection.

Is there any way you could speed up the process at all? Is there any reason you are taking it so slowly - behavioural issues etc?

We tend to introduce the dogs at the kennels and if all goes well the dog goes home and that's it. Rarely are there any problems afterwards.

She could also be shaking her head through stress and forming bad kennel habits? That's why I was wondering if you could speed it up?

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