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Hello All,

Yesterday I took my puppy in to be groomed and she plucked his ears. He'd had it done before but he didn't react this way. She said she put some sort of liquid in there and he would be shaking his head for a couple of days until he got it all out. I can't even lift his ears to look at them without him pulling away.

Last night and today he doesn't want anyone to touch his ears at all for any reason. He acts like he doesn't feel good and has just been kind of mopey since I picked him up. He's not shaking his head nearly as much today as he was yesterday.

Is it possible that they are just sore from plucking or should I be concerned? Would it be ok to give him a baby aspirin to help alleviate some of the soreness?

He's just not his usual boisterous self and I'm beginning to be a little worried. He's eating and drinking fine and potties fine so no worries there.

Thanks for any suggestions.

KG
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When I got Vinnie, his breeder told me that his grandmother would always get infections any time her ears were plucked, so she stopped plucking on all her dogs and just started shaving the inside of the ears and if there is a "wick" of hair she'll pluck that, but leaves the rest alone. I told her I would give that a try when I got Vin and so far it's worked. I just keep his ears clean with a 50/50 mixture of alcohol/vinegar.
Same here. I just shave the inside of the ears, and keep them clean. No more problems. Ginger used to get them every time her her ears were plucked, so no plucking for her.
 

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I second that. My cocker mix used to get bad earinfections and that was the only thing that cleared him up. I was taking him to the vet getting meds and then when the meds ran out the ear infections just came back, until I used Blue Power, now when he get the occaional ear infection I treat it early and it goes right away. He is also an alergy dog and switching to raw food really helped his ears, skin, breath, etc...
 
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