Q. Excessive scratching around the left ear area leading to hair loss and skin irritation. Recent drooling diagnosed by vet as nauseu
A. Place an e-collar (cone) on him or her. Have your vet examine the ear and swab it to diagnose an infection. This may be bacterial, yeast or a combination. Treat as indicated.
For the suspected nausea, withhold food for 12-24 hours. Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet ( boiled boneless / skinless chicken and plain white rice) in small, frequent amounts. If the nausea resolves, transition slowly to the regular diet. If not, recheck with your vet.