Ugh, Momma here. I will spare you the photos today and just describe.
Charley has always produced more ear wax then Finn, and since he’s been with us now, I’ve cleaned his ears out once a week and all has been fine. Well, last week I noticed there was a wax explosion in his ear and I started to clean it out every other day. Then his ear got all red with little white spots and the wax wouldn’t stop coming. We decided this was beyond our control and made the appointment.
So, he has a yeast infection in his ear. We have meds to give him for that for the next two weeks. If it comes back, it could mean an allergy.
Then, the vet starts to poke around. He’ll be one year this week (have no fear, there will be cake), and he weighs 43 pounds. Since we’ve had him, he has only gained 6 pounds. Not good. I wonder if you bigger dog owners weigh your dogs? Because the vet looked at me like I was nuts when I said we didn’t weigh him regularly but he really is growing. I know he has gotten bigger and longer. It’s not like he’s going to fit on a regular scale so how the heck would I be able to weigh him regularly? Whatever.
So, we have done a parasite test and some blood work to see if there is a liver shunt. We will find out today, but we really have no idea what to expect. I am hoping for not too horrible news but am kind of feeling like a bad dog Momma right now.