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Old 05-07-2010, 11:58 AM
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Hi there
We are new to dogs ; we adopted two rescues in Jan ; Jason is 3 and a mix of a bull mastiff and belgiun Malionas(sp). He is a wonderful guard dog and excellent with our boys ; follows them around everywhere.
He has a problem with his ears. In the last week we have noticed bumps on both ears ; like hives. It dosnt seem to be bothering him, but we just dont know what it is. He is outside most of the day in our backyard(2/3acre) and loves to lie in the sun. He has free rein in the yard.
The other dog ; Zoe is about 15 months old and a sweetheart ; she is a mix of a pit, whippet and boxer. So far no problems with her. They both get along very well together and snuggle together at night.

the only thing that was different was last week I gave him a bath ; maybe it was a reaction from the shampoo ; I didnt put much on him as it was his first bath and I didnt want to upset him. He dosnt have hives anywhere else. We live on Long Island and the pollen has been terrible lately.
Any ideas ; he is eating and drinking as normal.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:21 PM
Location: Georgia
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German sheps and shep breeds are notorious for getting flybites on the ears, especially if they are outdoors. They can also potentially get skin cancer on the ears, but I've only seen that in white sheps and white cats. There is fly ointment you can put on ears to keeps the flies away, but I'd get it checked first to make sure it isn't mange mites.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:52 PM
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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I agree. It really sounds like some kind of mite problem.
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