My Dog's Ears Are Red On The Inside And Hot. Can You Help?


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Emma kay Profile
Emma kay answered
There are a number of reasons why your dog's ears could be hot. If they have always been hot for as long as you have had your dog and he or she is eating and sleeping normally- this could just be the normal temperature for their ears. On the other hand, if it is out of character and your pet's eating or sleeping habits have changed you may be best taking him to a vet for some expert advice.
It could be a sign of your dog having a fever and if he starts vomiting or has diarrhoea this could be a sign of something more serious so get him to a vet as soon as possible.
Hot ears could also be sign of an ear infection that could be affecting your dog's body temperature. If he is shaking his head or scratching his ears this could be a further indication of having ear mites too. This could be cleared up with a short course of antibiotics.
Sometimes this can be an indication of a circulation problem where your dog's body cannot regulate its own temperature. There could be too much blood being pumped to his ears and this could be causing problems for the skin's pores that are unable to bring the temperature down naturally.

Some dog breeds are more prone to having hot ears than other breeds, so by taking your dog to the vet they will be able to tell you if this is normal or not for your pet and will then be able to advise you accordingly.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Ears of dogs are usually hot. Many owners are confused about hot ears and dry nose in their dogs. You should look for general signs of illnesses instead of looking at nose or ear conditions. General signs of illnesses in dogs are

1. Loss of appetite
2. Weight loss
3. Vomiting
4. Diarrhea
5. Blood in urine
6. Lethargy
7. Breathing problems
8. Coughing
9. Weakness
10. Disorientation
11. Walking difficulties
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My vet had told me that sometimes when my dogs ears get hot, it is because his blood pressure goes up from excitement. My vet told me not to be worried it is normal. If you are concerned you should call your vet.
Tara Profile
Tara answered
If its a yeast infection use distilled white vinegar and water.  Use the same ratio for each, example: 1 tsp vinegar 1tsp water, then put a few drops in each ear, rub them both, and continue. I have a pointer/hound mix and he always gets yeast infections and this works great!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Regarding ear mites in dogs. (With cats use mineral oil with gauze on your finger)
My friend is a retired nurse and has raised search and rescue dogs
for over 30 years. Her advice is very reliable.
She told me that if a dog has mites you can use a solution of 1/2 cup of white
vinegar and 1/2 cup of Hydrogen peroxide. This solution will kill the mites in the dogs ears.
Jodi Something Profile
Jodi Something answered
Your dog might be running a temp. Check a rectal temp and see what it is. The normal temp for a dog is about 100.0-102.5F.
wilbert u can call me sue Profile
May be running a slight fever, or if it is hot out and been out lots this may be the cause, wait and see. If he seems ill, call a vet after observing him for a day or so
carlene welch Profile
carlene welch answered
She could have a fungus or an allergy please call your vet she could be very uncomfortable and it will stress her out! Medication will take care of it a dogs ears are very sensitive, she could also have ear Mites, none of these ailments will go away by themselves and if you really love your pet you wont put it off..good luck!
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Anonymous answered
Ear mites are a big problem and definitely painful to the dogs ears. A good ear mite treatment and natural dog ear yeast infection treatment is the dog ear drops , dr dogs ear oil, from   Fast for getting rid of those kind of dog ear problems.
Elaine Vellianitis Profile
It sounds like an Ear Infection! You need to take your dog to vet. If the vet diagnoses it as an Ear Infection, then he will put your dog on Antibiotics to get rid of it. If you want to, you can ask your vet to do a culture of your dogs ears. That will tell the vet exactly what's causing the Ear Infection, so he can give the dog the specific Antibiotic, to treat the exact cause. Only Antibiotics from the vet will get rid of an Ear Infection. I have a little Chihuahua right now named Daisy, who had an Ear Infection 2 months ago, was treated by a vet for it and it just came back again. I just took her to the vet again yesterday and had him do a culture. The results take 4 days to come  back from the lab. In the mean time he put her on another Antibiotic and some pain medication, because they are very painful for the dog. Ear Infections are not only a pain for the poor dog, but for the owner too. If they are not treated, the dog can go deaf! They are very hard to get rid of and keep from coming back. Good  Luck, I hope your baby is feeling better really soon!The picture that I uploaded is a picture of Daisy!
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KR- myopinions answered
It may be an ear infection or ear mites. Probably best to see your vet to see which it is since an ear infection can only be treated by a veterinarian.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It could mean that it's cooling off. If this happens when your dog has its tongue out with its mouth open, it's usually just cooling off. If your dog is an outdoor female that hasn't been fixed, it may also mean they are pregnant. If you are still concerned about this, do some research or find a local veterinarian and ask them about it. I hope this was helpful to you.

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