Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I'd take him to the vet to be on the safe side. Lots of dogs don't show it when something is bothering them, and if it is an ear infection just starting, better to get it treated before it does start bothering him, lol.
Please let us know what the vet says. :)
I have one dog that doesn't ever show signs of an ear infection when he gets one which is very, very rarely. The first one he had was a mess. The other dog does all the characteristic head shaking and scratching. I hope you are able to clear it up quickly.
Let us know how it goes. There are two kinds of ear infections...bacterial and fungal. They require different meds. I hope your vet tests for that.
I'm so glad you took him!
Ear infections are very common in Poodles and in most dogs with "poodle-y", non-shedding coats, especially when they have long floppy ears. In fact, chronic ear infections are called "Poodle Ear". The cause is a combination of the lack of circulation & light plus the woolly hair in the ear canal, which traps oils and dirt, and that's the perfect situation for yeasts to grow. Some individual dogs also have narrow or twisting ear canals, which contributes to the problem. Regular ear maintenance is necessary for most Poodles and Poodle mixes. I always used Epi-Otic with my last Poodle and it's a great product for weekly cleaning and drying maintenance. (One of the blessings of JD's straight shedding coat is that he never gets ear infections.)
I hope Cooper's ear infection clears up quickly!
Yes, all of that looks right! Hang in there.
So happy you took him to the vet, these ear infections can get bad real fast if not treated. Toby gets them a lot. He is now on a daily dose of Apoquel and we have EnteDerm ointment. Hope Cooper does well and you get the ear infection under control soon. (((Hugs)))