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Ask the Veterinarian/Need Help! My dog has a ruptured ear drum with Severe inner ear infection. Vet bill is close to $3,000.00


Jen wrote at 2013-01-10 19:49:56
    My dog has a similar problem:  ruptured eardrum with perisitent yeast infection.  I have been told that the medications mentioned, clotrimazole, miconazole, & ketoconazole, should NOT be used in the dog's ear if the eardrum is ruptured.

    So, I seem to be in a Catch-22 . . .  What, if anything, is safe to put into a dog's ear to control and/or eliminate a yeast infection if the ear has a ruptured eardrum?

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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf


Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats


I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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