On my Chihuahua's first birthday,(June 2), her ears went down and are still down. Also, now she seems to be scratching them and making scabs towards the tips. They have no odor and are very clean, no visible parasites etc. Help! Up until now her ears have been standing just fine. I would appreciate any help. It truly makes one feel like she is very unhappy. I know better but... Thanks.
Sometimes dogs can get a waxy buildup or a foreign object down in the ear canal where it is not visible to the naked eye. You should have your vet take a look with an otoscope, there is probably a reason she is scratching like that.
If she is scratching at them, that is a sign of discomfort. It could be from anything from an ear infection, bug bite, allergies, etc. A vet visit will help, and placing some neosprin on the sore spots until then will give her some relief.
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Thank you to all of you for your help. Katie doesn't scratch her ears all the time but I have seen her doing it once or twice which made me concerned. So I guess to the vet we go. I hope her ears go back up very soon....she's cute and loveable either way.... Thank again, Daisydoodle123 :o)
Recently my 7 month old chihuahua girl started getting scabbs at the tips of her ears. I took her in and it turned out to be more serious the i could have imagined. She had been diagnosed with low thyriod, which made her very skinny and her mood and energy levals changed. The scabbs on her ears were a secondary fungal infection of the hair follicals, which can be very serious if left unmedicated (eventually it would have ate away at her ears) And her ears werent the only place being infected, a closer examination of her body was done and she had secondary infections on her hocks. she is now on Thyriod medication, her energy levals are normal and she is eating well, in addition to that her secondary infection has been clearing up with the help of a antifungal medication proscribed to her. Its a slow healing process but i see a big difference. while your case may be different you never know, i joined this website just so i could tell you her story so i hope this helps you. (in addition to all of that she has colour dilution alopecia which is a mutation some blue dogs get. In a few short years she will be my bald blue chihuahua)