|Barked: Sat Dec 1, '07 10:23pm PST |
|nunu had something similar.... very dry crust at the very tips of bith ears.... did skin scrapings and it was not mites or the yeast infection the dog said it was ear margin dermatitis
but i found something that might help...
"Question: DR. Mikey-
Is the psoriasis-like slight, crusting around my
Sam's ear edges, something to be concerned about? Progressive? Treatment
suggested? Let it go? I know that the skin calcification thing,
flakiness, etc. is common with Cushing's. Don't want those cute little
ears to fall off, ya' know?
The most common causes of skin flakiness around the ear margins are
sarcoptic mange mites, seborrheic ear margin dermatitis (a condition that
occurs for no known reason, most commonly in dachshunds), vascular
disorders (cold hemaglutination, immune mediated disorders, insect bite
hypersensitivity) and hormonal disorders (hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus
and hyperadrenocorticism). Normally ear margin dermatitis is not a major
problem for the ears themselves but the association with so many systemic
problems makes it worth checking for underlying causes. As you and your vet
work through the possible causes of the overall condition it is likely that
you will discover the cause of the ear margin dermatitis.
Mike Richards, DVM
good luck!! i would get a skin scraping done!!
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