On the inside of my chihuahuas ear is inflamed and it has black stuff on the skin and in the ear canal. does anyone know what it is? It's a reoccuring problem.I would take her to her vet except that it takes about a week or so to get an appointment and by that time its gone. I dont know if the antibiotics i have help her or not, or if it goes away on its on. please help if you can.
If it looks like coffee grounds inside the ear, and smells disgusting.. it's ear mites. This is very very irritating for dogs. Just call the vet and they will give you a tube of stuff, I got mine for less than 10 dollars. You put it in their ears everyday for a week, and then every other day the week after that.
Yeah sounds like mites, Buy an ear wash too so's you can keep up with this. Clean ears perhaps every two weeks. I use Thornit Ear powder, which kills mites, bateria and fungus. I have not had my dog to the vets for ear problems in about three years. Clean the ears and get perhaps ottomax ointment from your vet or some pet supply stores carry it, ours does. use that ic case it is enflamed from scratching, Oh yeah you said it was red, so do that.
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If your chihuahua is a girl then she could have a yeast infection in the ear. my sisters dog has it and they took her to the vet for ear medicines. You should take her to the vet soon before it becomes worse and takes a while to clear up. Good Luck!
Dogs do not commonly get ear mites. It sounds like a yeast infection or a bacterial infection. You should have your vet check it out. If the office is to busy to get into ask if you can drop off ear swabs from the dog for them to check under the microscope for yeast or bacteria. Both can be taken care of with medication and a good ear cleaner.