Enigma wrote:Sure, let's just remove the dog's whole ear canal because it's owner is too lazy to clean his dog's ears...
I guess that's one way of looking at it, but that wouldn't be the case for me. I certainly wouldn't be too lazy as to clean my dog's ears a few times a week if that were the best solution for my dog. But for me, it would be a matter of determining what would be the most comfortable long-term solution for my dog. I am of opinion that having the surgery and "being done with it" would probably make my dog happier than cleaning its ears several times per week. That's MY way of looking at it.
And i won't put Jaka through surgery if there's an option i can fix his problem with a simple thing as changing his diet. I have to at least try other things before i decide to do the surgery.
I agree with you on this. As I said, I didn't see that your dog had only had problems for 2 weeks and that not much else has been tried besides the cleanings. I hope it DOES fix your dog's problem. But I also hope if it doesn't and your dog needs this sort of care on an ongoing basis that you will consider just "being done with it" via surgery, for his sake.
I only read your first post where you wrote OMG! Pay $500 to have those things removed and be done with it! - you wrote that right after my post where i said i'll save up 500$ just in case i'll need it for the surgery. I didn't know you didn't read my post about it, i was already writing my reply when you posted your second post. So yeah, i read OMG just put your dog under surgery and be done with it! - how do you think this reply made me feel? That's why my reaction came off a bit harsh even though i didn't mean it like that.
I see what you're saying. I think it was all just s misunderstanding and overlapping of postings.
Wouldn't the dog be uncomfortable if he'd be in pain? Wouldn't he be scooting and biting his behind?
I don't know. It just depends on the dog and how he deals with pain, I guess. I had a dog that played frisbee on a broken leg for a week before I knew it was broken. Wouldn't one think she was in pain? She didn't show it if she was. But she had to have been with a broken bone in her leg! Dogs are stoic creatures. Most don't show pain/discomfort very blatantly. I'm just sayin'. I really do think this problem is at the very least uncomfortable, if not painful, for your dog. I don't see how it couldn't be.