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  • Our dog has one ear that's red and irritated, as opposed to the normal pink. Will saline drops help the issue, or will she need antibiotics?

    I recommend seeing your veterinarian and have the ear canal checked for infection. If she has an infection she will need more than just drops (and I wouldn't put saline in her ears).

    If the problem is confined to the flap part of the ear the treatment would be different than if the problem is actually in the ear canal and the redness is from her scratching or rubbing. Once your see your vet, he/she will be able to make appropriate recommendations for your pet. Good luck.


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