Q. My dog (yorkie) has bad smell in ear and scratch alot. Senior and live on fixed incomes. What meds (across counter) can I use. Pls help

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A. You could call your .local shelter and humane societies and ask if there are some low cost clinics in your area. Unfortunately this sounds like your dog has a bad ear infection. Without checking with an otoscope whether the ear drum is intact,, I cannot safely recommend a treatment to you. There is also a possibility of an earmite infection. Your dog should be seen by a veterinarian.

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A. If he is scratching the ears and the ears smell he has got an ear infection. Unfortunately there are no over the counter ear drops that can treat this, you will have to go to a vet in order to get prescription ear drops.

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