Dog shaking her head back and forth

My dog keeps shaking her head back and forth. She has been doing it all day. I cleaned her ears thinking it was an infection, but they are clean. No redness but she is sensitive when i touch her left ear. Is this something I should worry about or will she eventually stop?

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    By: Erika Raines El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    Your dog likely does have an ear infection. Dog's ear canals are very long. Even if the ear appears clean at the level where you can see, this does not mean that it is clean down at the bottom of the ear canal. She may even have a foreign object stuck down in her ear canal. You should seek veterinary care. Your veterinarian can perform an ear exam to visualize the bottom of the ear canal and look for foreign object. He or she can also perform an ear cytology by taking a sample of ear wax to quickly check for infectious causes of irritation.

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  • Wimpering and keeping dog tail down?

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    Hi Vets, I have a 6 year old French Bulldog that bleeds from her anus.Temperment is great and she eats regularly.Stool is clean.Happens only in the morning.Continues for ~3hrs in waves then she is fine for the remainder of the day. After 2 days of symptoms, Vet ER prescribed metronidazole. Now here is the strange thing. The bleeding is only in the morning after she wakes up. After she has "bled", it stops for the entire day until the next morning.Any ideas?

  • Dog is trembling after moving from resting position?

    I have a Shar pai mix that is having tremors when she is getting up from a resting position or after cleaning herself(at least that is when I notice it). She tremors until she is on all fours. What could be the problem?

  • Open dog sores with possible fever

    We have just found four open sores on our dogs back. She is being very lathargic, her nose is very dry, and her tongue is very hot. Could the sores be causing the behavior. Are these symptoms of a fever? Can it wait or does it sound serious enough for a emergency room. Kris D

  • Is it dog back pain or anal gland infection?

    My dog is a 9yr old dachshund. In 2004 he had surgery for a ruptured disk. He's been fine since. Recently he groans & whines suddenly, even bringing himself out of sleep. He also stretches a lot(front & back). When he rises from a nap, his tail is sometimes tucked under him. He seems sensitive in low lumbar/saccral region just above tail. This coincides with a lot of scooting. He had his anal glands expressed 3 weeks ago. Fluid was pasty. Could this be anal gland infection, not his back again?

  • Dog tongue is flicking out all the time, like eating peanut butter

    20 month old pure bred Papillon. She is unbelievable! She just had her both back luxatting Patellas done from an awesome Ortho surgeon at Penn, and now has thee most perfect back legs, has pins in one leg and wires in the other. She is spayed. The problems since day 1 have been financially terrible. Allergy testing, allergic to everything, chicken, carrots, flax, oatmeal, everything that was in a low grade puppy food Royal Canine puppy 33. She is a survivor of a puppy mill.

  • Dog's hind legs stop working while running hard?

    I have a 6 1/2 year old Labrador. When he was about 6 months old he was running around with some other dogs and suddenly his rear legs started to get very weak. Hhe was wobbling around and finally they collapsed and stopped working. He had not been running very long when this happened. His front legs were still working fine. He was panting heavily and just lying on the ground. After about 15-20 mins, he was fine. What is this?

  • Excessive dog panting with swell on spine

    I have an otterhound and he is panting excessively and is prone to fits but he has been having problems with his back legs and has now got a large swelling on top side of his spine. Could these be connected his panting? Worries me

  • My dog's breath smells like mold

    My dog is a 7mth old Chihuahua who has never had any health issues and comes from a healthy blood line. Two days ago he threw up a very thick yellow substance and since then his breath smells like mold. Any idea?

  • Dog vomit - white and frothy with ear infection?

    My 7 month chihuahua x yorkie has for the last few weeks been sick-mostly in the mornings but also times inbetween. At first there was a lot of grass and now it seems to just be a white frothy kind of substance. He also seems to have an upset tummy. I took him to the vet and he is on some medicine and also ear drops as she said he had a slight ear infection, however he is still being sick. He has been on the medicine for about a week now. Should I be concerned? Thank you.Katie

  • Red itchy dog eyes and clear bumps around mouth and head

    I have a 3 year old Boxer and he has had these bumps on top of his head which feel like scabs which when scratched come off easily, some pop like zits. Now he has itchy red eyes which he scratched raw and he also has small little clear bumps (sort of like blisters) around his mouth area. I was thinking it might be allergies. I have been using allergy meds. for 3 days now with triple antibiotic eye solution. Do you think I should wait longer or could it be something else?

  • Dog has front paw pain when it comes into heat?

    Every time my shepherd comes in to heat, her front paw seems to be hurting her. She is only three years old. Limps on it constantly. I give her a buffered aspirin but that does little effect.

  • Dog testicles retracting and scrotum shriveling

    Hi, I have an11 year old intact golden retriever. The other day I noticed that his testicles had gone up inside him and his scrotum had begun to shrivel. What does this mean?? He does have a lump in his neck that may be cancer and has been really weak these last few days.

  • Other than seizures, what are the possible causes of dog facial twitching?

    My dog occasionally has a facial twitch that looks like a snarl. The twitching has lasted for 20 minutes to 12 hours. Other than seizures, what are the possible causes of the facial twitch? Twitch was first accompanied by barking on first onset but not in subsequent occurrences.

  • Red spots on lower dog lip

    My dog has red spots on his lower lip. Two of them are on both sides of lip by his fangs and one is in front of his fang. He has had blood work and a removal of one to sent out for testing. Everything has come back normal but the spots have come back. He has also been on meds. They help by reducing the size but it never goes away. Is there something I can do? I would really like to know what is going on with my dog. Please help. Crystal

  • Dog nose bleed and cloudy eye. Why?

    His eye started getting cloudy a few days ago then tonight his nose started to bleed.

  • My dogs penis bled yesterday. Why?

    My 2 year 4 month old dog's penis bled yesterday. The amount of blood was not too much. This is the first time it ever happened.

  • Are these just dog allergic reactions? What's wrong?

    We rescued a pug in late January. She went into heat the day after we got her. The heat cycle lasted 3-4 weeks, ending in feb. Another heat cycle started 4/2 (5 weeks since last heat cycle). She went for vaccinations 2/18 and had allergic reaction (vomiting/diarrhea). When she was to be spayed on 3/22 she turned blue when the general anesthesia was administered (she did get the pre-meds), hence the procedure was aborted. She tested negative for heartworm and no heart murmurs heard. What's wrong?

  • Dog constantly chewing its paws

    Our dog constantly bites/chews her feet and legs. What does that mean? Is it just because shes bored or is it a medical issue?

  • How to stop dog from chewing?

    I have 110 lb lab/new Finland mix that is chewing all of the time. We have taken her to the vet and they said to change her food, we did. They said to put her frontline on her every 3 weeks, we are. They give her cortizone shots which help, but only for a short time. I don't know what to do. We are thinking about getting rid of her because we can't make her better. She has no hair on her sides and around the base of her tail and her butt.We have been dealing with this for about 2 yrs Any advice?

  • How long after having puppies does a female dog bleed?

    My beagle had puppies 5 weeks ago, 1st litter - 8 puppies. The father is a rat terrier, same size as she is. She is still bleeding off and on. It's not a lot, doesn't have an odor, she doesn't have a fever. No complications with the pregnancy or labor/delivery. I assumed it was from the trauma of having 8 puppies, being it was her first litter, but for 5 weeks after? I guess it's more of a spotting, not like a heat cycle.

  • What are dog poisoning symptoms from easter lillies?

    How long would it take for signs from ingesting easter lilly?

  • Dog swollen leg. Dog injury? What is it?

    The ball that connects my dog's lower leg to his upper leg is swollen and hurts when he walks. What could this be? It's his left rear leg and he has trouble walking.

  • Dog lumps on a Sheltie

    I have a 6 year old Male Sheltie. He has a huge lump on his back inner thigh. Is it soft but seems to keep growing. He also has a small about the size of a dime - about 1/2 inch down from his rib, on the outside. It is hard. Should I be concern with either of these?

  • Mange dip causing lethargy, twitching in my dog?

    Our foster dog recently had another mange dip. The vet also gave us some anti-inflammatory medication for his itching. We gave him two pills as instructed that night. Later, our dog seemed lethargic and was sleeping deeply when he urinated on himself, almost like he couldn't even feel it happening. Since then, he has had some twitching when he's resting, still seems lethargic, but is eating and drinking like normal. We did not give him any more of the anti-inflammatory medication. Could this be from the mange dip?

  • Is an 11 month old lab too young to have puppies? What are pregnant dog signs?

    My chocolate 2 yr old male and 11 month old yellow female "tied", only once. Is she too young to have puppies? I worry that she will reject them, or complications during delivery. I am not even sure if she is indeed pregnant, yet if she is I want to make the best choice for her health.

  • Signs of a dog stroke?

    My dog had hip surgery a few yrs ago & seems to be ok. However, yesterday she was running around with the kids and fell off the retaining wall. She then had a droopy eye. Could this be a stroke? She doesn't seem like herself at all today. She is wobbling more then usual, which I understand. I am not sure why she lost her footing...she always jumps on & off this wall. Please help.

  • My dog's nose is turning a brownish color

    My dog's nose is turning a brownish color and is severely cracked. What can I do at home that might be able to fix it?

  • Lab with lots of dog phlegm

    Hi I have an 11 year old Labrador and for the past month she's been having problems. Long story short she's always coughing, hacking, and making sounds like she's clearing her throat.Along with this she brings up a good bit of phelgm.This to me is the big issue.I say this because she's constantly vomiting it up along with food and water.Plus when she's sleeping she starts to sound congested and eventually when it sounds so loud and bubbly she sits up and starts hacking.Any help is appreciated.

  • Excessive licking of dog paws

    I have a large (103 lbs.) 12 year old yellow lab. He is not overweight, both parents were 90 lbs. He licks his feet constantly, but stops when I tell him. He's been doing this for years but it's getting worse. HELP!!!

  • Lump with pus on dog paw

    My 5 year old Sheepdog cross has a small pea-sized lump on the top of his paw which as started to ooze a white/yellow pus. I was just wondering what this could be?

  • Why does my dog vomit blood?

    I got up this morning and found three different piles of vomit. One that was relatively thin with particles in it, the other was thicker and appeared to be red with no particles in it at all. The third pile, appeared to have been "cleaned up" by the dog after vomiting. I heard the dog up, but didnt hear it puke. I have a four year old Husky-Shepard Cross.

  • what does a dog hookworm look like?

    Can you see evidence of hookworm or are they too small to see? Does it require a visit to the vet to verify?

  • Why does my puppy cough only after drinking?

    8 week old schnoodle only coughs after drinking from her water dish.

  • Possible reasons for dog swollen in the face?

    His left side of the face is swollen, as well as the area around his eye. What can this be a sign of?

  • Yellow vomit from dog in the mornings

    My 3yr old German Shorthaired Pointer has been throwing up several mornings a week, yellow bile. As soon as he does, he seems fine, ready to eat 30mins later. We've changed his food, tried feeding a bit before bed,& it has not made a difference. He does not have a temperature & was on Revolution last summer & was wormed last summer as well. Once in awhile he will throw up during the night, brown liquid several times, then be fine after a day of boiled rice. What can I expect at the vets?

  • Skin darkening in dog belly and anal area

    My 2 year old puggle has developed dark skin in the abdominal area where it used to be pink. Also, her anal area is black? Can this be serious? She acts perfectly normal otherwise.

  • Female dog licks or digs at vulva often?

    What might cause our female 8 year old minature schnauzer to lick noisily or "dig" at her vulva, often and for several minutes, after urinating? She didn't used to do this until a few months ago.

  • Skin discoloration on dog's stomach and groin area

    82lb Golden Retriever / Hound5 Years oldMale named VegasHe has recently developed a dark skin discoloration (blueish) all around his belly/groin area. He doesn't seem to pay it any attention or be irritated by it. What could it be?

  • Telling the difference between dog congestive heart failure and pneumonia

    My dog has an enlarged heart,a murmur and is coughing.An echo and an x-ray were taken in nov 2009 and the cardiologist said her heart is not in congestive failure so no medication was prescribed.She is still coughing but the cough now sounds like she has fluid in her lungs. how do i know if she is now in congestive heart failure or could it be something else like phnemonia? Thanks for your help.

  • Dog lyme disease symptoms?

    My dog has been holding his front paw up and appears to be in discomfort when applying any pressure to it. He has been lying around and has not eaten. Two days later his back legs are not strong enough to hold him up. Can this be a sympton of lyme disease? We have seen ticks on him occassionally but always remove them.

  • Injured dog tail

    It is painful to touch when you cup your hands around it about a third of the way down and he does not seem able to lift it, wag it or sit down on it. Can you help?

  • White frothy dog vomit?

    Over the last 24 hours my dog has thrown up three times, it looks like small portions of white frothy vomit. It looks like he is heaving or almost coughing for a few seconds before he vomits. He is a three and half year old lab, despite this periodic vomiting he still has had good energy and is interested in playing and eating as normal.Should I be concerned?Jenn

  • Dog has bleeding nipples?

    My 8-month old AmStaff is experiencing bleeding on his chest over the nipples. He is not neutered and does not seem to experiencing any pain. What could be causing this?

  • Red bump on dog lip?

    I have a four year old Beagle and he has a big red bump in his lower lip. It's been there for a week just to see if it would go away. It doesn't bother him. Is it something serious and how can I make it disappear?

  • Dog is peeing blood and vomiting

    She is a 11 y/o beagle, no other health problems at all. I have not noticed any problems before tonight. She has vomited 3 times, and is squatting with dark blood coming out every time. She isn't whimpering or anything and is sleeping right now. Her symptoms do not seem to fit any one condition?

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