Ollie’s Treatment Review

This afternoon, I had to take Ollie back to the Vet for his review of the recent treatment for the ear and skin infections.

My poor dog had started to shake his head again yesterday morning, and was ‘dropping’ his right ear constantly.

After the Vet had dug around in his ears long and hard enough for Ollie to start growling at him, the Vet concluded that the right ear was still infected, but the left was clear. He was pleased with the re-growth of fur, and declared that the skin was no longer infected.

As the Prednisilone Steroids had finished, he suspected that Ollie could once again feel the itch in that right ear. So he is back on those tablets for another ten days, accompanied by antibiotic ear drops that I will have to administer once a day. If things haven’t improved after those ten days, I have to take him back again.

Ollie was not happy at all, and couldn’t wait to get out of the Vet’s. But he had to wait until I had paid the £81 bill. ($111)

Back at home, he slurped down a whole bowl of water, then accepted a small treat from Julie for being good.

Now he is sleeping soundly beside me.

74 thoughts on “Ollie’s Treatment Review

  1. Bless him, hopefully this round will beat it. I once had a Cocker Spaniel and the heavy ears hanging down were a constant problem. I don’t even dare think how much I paid for all the vet bills so you have my sympathy too, Pete.
    Give Ollie a big pat from us.
    Best wishes
    The Fab Four of Cley Xx Xx

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    1. In the case of Sharpeis, they have an unusual ear canal, in the shape of an inverted ‘T’. That allows anything that gets into the lower part to stay there, so can easily generate infections.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. He has always had ear infections, but just lately he seems to be caught in a cycle of recurring ear problems. He is old for his breed, and that makes it all the more likely to happen.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. We had a struggle getting his tablets down him today, Peggy.
      Then he had to have ear drops tonight, placed deep inside an already very sore ear. He is not a happy Ollie at the moment.
      Best ishes, Pete.

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  2. So true, what you say about breeders. I had a little cat that was bred to have a flat face. It was just not fair what he suffered and all because some people think the look is cute. Hugs to Ollie.

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    1. My wife has one of those, for her Diabetes medication. I have to manage Ollie’s treatment, but I do have one large plastic box with all of his medical things inside. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.


  3. Awww Ollie ❤️. What I don’t understand is why the vet can’t seem to figure this out. You have been back several times and seems like he does the same thing every time. Sorry for sounding negative it’s just my experience that vets can be like car mechanics, some give you an honest diagnosis and some just want your money. Glad to hear Ollie is resting comfortably 😁

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    1. He is a nice guy, and we know his family, as they live behind us. Ollie has had ear infections all of his life, mainly connected to his breed. Sometimes the treatment works fast, other times the infection lingers on. We are used to the process after 10 years, so don’t blame the Vet for trying the same things that have worked before.
      Thanks Christina.
      Best wishes, Pete.


        1. No, you are not wrong. All Vets over here charge a great deal to treat pets. Our Vet is ‘average’ when it comes to charges. They make their money from the cost of the tablets and medication, actually seeing the Vet is only charged at £28. ($37.90)
          Best wishes, Pete.

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