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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Robin's got ear fungus AGAIN!?

This is the 3rd time! He's had it twice before, each time, the vet's given me an anti-fungal, and we've been able to bring it under control. This morning, he was letting me know it was breakfast time, when he shook his head and started scratching. I called the doc, and he's going back in.Could I be bringing this home from the shelter where I volunteer?I always wear gloves and wash up...
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 11:11 PM
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I commiserate. Celia's very prone to ear infections. If Robin's ear infections started after you started volunteering, then it's possible that there's a connection - maybe he's particularly sensitive to something that you're bringing from the shelter.

Celia's infections aren't usually fungal, but the last one was. Usually, when she starts digging at her ears, I give her Zymox. But last time, the vet gave me something else. It smelled positively awful, but it started working immediately.

Poor Robin. I hope you'll be able to get him some relief with the medication!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-07-2015, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Well, he's going in Monday at 3. Dr Ashley will be checking him out. That's his favorite vet.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2015, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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I took Robin in today. Dr. Ashley determined that he has a mild ear infection. I have to swab and put antibiotic cream in his ears. I'll do that in a few minutes, before I go to work. I dunno. Robin fought Dr. Ashley tooth and nail, and she's his favorite vet!

She showed me how to do it, and Robin bucked and growled.

Maybe if I warm the swabbing solution? So it's not so cold in his ears?

Dr. Ashley assured me this is not something I brought home from the shelter where I volunteer. Ear infections of this kind are a seasonal thing.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 08:32 AM
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Sorry about this ear problem. It seems to me that cats are like people: may be prone to some particular health issue. Like some people always get chest colds and others seem always to have sinus trouble or intestinal bugs.

I wonder what causes that and how it can be overcome. Is it diet? Perhaps a weakness in the individual system? Is it sensitivity to something in food or environment? Who knows? I hope you can figure it out for Robin and be done with it.
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Well, I swabbed his ears, gave him the antibiotic salve... still have all my fingers...

I'm thinking, this is where alternative medicine might be able to help.

He's never had ear mites or even ear WAX, just infections, fungal and microbiotic.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2015, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Well, it looks like Robin's over the infection! His ears are squeaky clean, and healthy looking. There's still a little irritation, but Dr. Ashley says that's from the swabbing, which I can stop, now. I just have to apply the salve for 2 more days.
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