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Black dots in dog's ear.

Species: Dog
Breed: miniature schnauzer
Age: 5-8 years
We recently realised there are black sesame seed like black dots in one of my dog's ears. But its not wet and my dog doesn't seem itchy/scratch her ear. We brought her to the vet and our vet said it doesn't look like mites and asked us to just observe it for a while. But I'm still very worried about it, so wanted a 2nd opinion.


I will email the photo to you to have a look.
Thank you very much
Ning


Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Hi Ning. I don't believe that I received a photo.

I have seen a number of dogs who just have some black stuff in their ears. I don't get too worried about it unless the ears are uncomfortable and red or sore/itchy.

However, if you are able to send a photo to photos@askavetquestion.com I can have a look and give you my thoughts.

Dr. Marie.



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