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Q. She has a bad ear, shakes her head quite often and holds her head sideways. I have used an ear relief wash and drier but it hasn't seemed to help.

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A. Sorry for the typos.......ear relief will not treat an infection properly, she will need prescription medication of the proper type......an exam is needed.

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A. It sounds like your pet has some kind of ear infection. Mathis requires an exam and proper identification of the type of infection...bacteria, yeast, mites. Near relief was will not kill infectious agents and she will need the proper antibiotic, anti fungal,mor anti parasitic medication. I would recommend you have an exam right away.

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