My dog, Dally, has been having a very bad issue where she constantly digs at her ears and also gnaws on her legs to where they are horribly scabbed and bleeding and she yelps out in pain when she hits a scab.
I've had animals with ear mites before and that's the first thing I suspected, of course. I took a q-tip to her ear canal and there isn't any debris and no sign of mites, just wounds from her digging constantly and no foul smell. The spots on her legs I suspect to be just ordinary hot spots, but as far as her ears go, I just have no clue.
She has the floppy ears of a Dachshund and I've trimmed her nails but of course, that doesn't help too much. She's going back to the shelter vet next week for a follow up on her heartworm treatments and I'll be able to ask them if they have any idea then. I'm about to get her a 'cone of shame' next week until we can figure out what to do and what's going on. She won't like it at all, but at least she won't be able to tear her ears open anymore and they'll have a chance to heal.
Anyone else have any experience with these symptoms?