Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with MRSA
Hi Doctor, I’m at my wits end with my almost 5 yr old male Frenchie. He was always having ear infections and yeast infections. I always treated them immediately. Left ear canal ablation done. MRSA came back. Now it’s in his other ear.
Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with DRUG REACTION:
He was treated with Chloromphenical (spelling?) But had a terrible reaction to it and wound up trembling and sick and in Er in Boston ma. Now that it’s in his other ear and he’s not able to take Chloro, the only thing the vet can do is put Claro in his ear. It’s not really doing the trick.
Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with NATUROPATHIC TREATMENT:
I give him a plant-based antibiotic-resistant pill called Septocall that was given toe by a naturopathic Dr I see. It’s kept it at bay but my Dr said to stop it to see if it worked. It didn’t. Came back hard and he keeps scratching till his ears bleed. I stop him when I see him n put on his cone. But he’s miserable.
Is there anything I can do to save my baby boy?
Answer for Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with MRSA
Answer for Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with MRSA, Dear Nbaer25, In general, it is better to prevent than treat
Answer for Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with MRSA TRIFECTA:
Bulldog’s ear canals do not self-clean as our ears and most other dog breeds do. In addition, the bulldog’s ear canal is also narrower than most breeds. and they are prone to allergies
- INADEQUATE EAR CANAL SELF CLEAN
- NARROW EAR CANAL
- ALLERGIES PRONE
Answer for Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with MRSA PREVENTION & MAINTENANCE:
My bulldog and French bulldog ear canal disease prevention and maintenance program involves weekly or biweekly cleaning, rinsing, and wiping.
You must control allergies and you must attend to any infection (otitis) as soon as possible to prevent chronic disease and end-stage bully ear disease.
Answer for Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with MRSA / MRSA
The MRSA finding might be incidental, and systemic antibiotics should be used only for otitis media and otitis interna. Topical therapy is done with an antiseptic rinse like Dr. Kraemerm’s V4B yeasty bully antiseptic rinse combined with topical otic RX usually based on cytology and cultures.
Most topical Rx combines a mix of an anti-inflammatory steroid, an anti-fungal, and an antibiotic
Answer for Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with MRSA CHLORAMPHENICOL
Oral Chloramphenicol is hard to use because it’s given every 8h, and you should wear gloves when using it. It could be compounded as a topical applicant.
Answer for Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with MRSA PROGNOSIS
Unfortunately, what you are currently doing is not likely to lead to any long-term good outcome, and at best is palliative. I suspect that your bully ear canal is already reached an irreversible end-stage disease, thus the only long-term solution is a TECA w BO (total ear canal resection with bully osteotomy).
Answer for Bulldog and French Bulldog Chronic Ear Disease with MRSA TREATMENT:
BULLDOG EAR DISEASE IS PAINFUL.
You should add oral pain management medication such as an NSAID or a short-term steroid which will also reduce the itching.
To confirm end-stage your pet ear canal might need to be examined under sedation to r/o end-stage, polyps, tumors, etc. An ear video scoping and/or imaging like CT should be considered. Bully end-stage ear disease epithelium lining is fibrous than calcified and ossified. Thus, anything excluding TECA is palliative.
Your current therapy is likely false hopes, a waste of your resource, and most importantly a continuous pain and suffering to your pet.
The good news is as you already know TECA will stop the pain and solve the problem permanently.
Best of luck, Dr. Kraemer
An Ounce Of PREVENTION Is Worth A Pound Of CURE