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    Unhappy Raw Doggy Ears :(

    Ok on Tuesday, Saxon's (my boxer) ears were fine. Then yesterday, there were flies swarming all over them! And I had a closer look and they are all red and raw

    Any idea what this could be?
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    Sounds like he may have an ear infection that he has been scratching etc.

    You should take him the the vet ASAP, as it may cause deafness if left untreated.

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    I thought that too, but its not inside his ears, its on the skin where his ears flap over?
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    Has he been scratch them?

    Maybe you can have a spy on him from out the window for a few minutes to see what he is doing to make them red?

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    Not that I have noticed, but mum is home with them so I'll ring her and ask her to watch him. If they get worse I will most definitely be taking him to the Vet.
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    It could be as simple as he has had a small cut on it whilst playing and he has been scratching etc.

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    Could be sunburn. I know it sounds silly, but dogs can get sunburnt too, especially if they're really shorthaired, and boxers are. Are his ears really hot to touch? Is it outside or inside the ear (meaning not inside, like inside ear canal, but inside of the actual ear)?

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    My dogs ears get fly bitten every year, Griffen more than Maddy because he wont flick them off, without seeing them that would be my guess.
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    Biting flies. When we lived in the Mountains we used to get them all the time. One of our German Shepherds used to get badly bitten on his ears, just like you describe, but the other never did - go figure! Actually - my horse used to get bitten on the legs too...

    Go to the chemist or supermarket, in the baby section you should be able to get zinc and castor oil cream for nappy rash. It is super thick and will create a barrier the flies can't bite through. It is also healing so you doing two things at once!

    It is sticky and will collect dirt and dust but should help. Just wipe it off twice a day and re-apply.

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    Aww thanks for all the replies everyone!! Last night I had Saxon inside by himself (for a change!) and got him to sit still and I had a good look. It's a little patchy, and just on the part where his ears fold over (it's on the outside, not the inside). He let me touch them, they felt a little warmer than normal. The only thing we had in the house was Vaseline so I put that on and he gave me a big kiss on the cheek after that, so it must have soothed his ears! Then I cleaned the tear stains from his face and he is looking a lot happier! And I haven't noticed any more flies since I put the Vaso on!
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