Hello everyone this is my first day to this site. I just adopted a German Shepard to my family he is 18 om old. Everytime i try to rub his head i touch his ear he crys. Does anyone know what that might be and how can i stop the pain before i take him to the vet on payday Oct 31.
Not much you can do for the pain without treating the cause, which will require a vet appointment. Perhaps your vet will let you post date a check so he can get relief now? Good possibility it is an ear infection, which is very painful. He should not be made to wait.
can be a few things one being the obvious an ear infection the other possibility can be a hemotoma( is a rupture of blood clots that form a sore puffy raised are common in dogs with floppy ears, like some shepards whose ears dont stand up completely) our dog had one and its very painful. do not touch the ears or head for now just a precaution with the head so you dont accidentally touch her ears. keep kids especially young kids if you have them away from her for now in case they accidentally hurt her ears, you never know how a dog in pain will react, you really need to get her to a vet now. some vets take payment plans or post dated checks, explain your situaion. can you borrow the money until payday because you wouldnt let your child suffer from a painful disorder you dont do it with your pet. good luck