I have a cavie who six months ago after a clipping, began constant head shaking, we assumed some of the clipped hair had fallen in her ear. We cleaned her ears for a little while to no avail, then took her to the vet. He said he couldnt see much in the ear just a bit of yeast infection and prescribed the usual meds, and the come back in a month if she was still shaking her head.
The meds made no difference, so back to vet and this time they sedated her, cleaned her ear and said there was some muck right on her eardrum and she would now be fine. Back to the vet 2 weeks later as no change and he said her ears are immaculate and couldnt be the cause, but gave me some allergy tabs which also made no difference.
My dogs have always had their ears cleaned and checked every few days as they are prone to the yeasty bugs, but this is the first for this girl as her ears are always healthy.
My question is Do you think this head shaking now is just a habit as she had been doing it for a few months with her ear? Can doge get habits such as this? Or do you think there is some other issue going on?