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Question by Jessica
Submitted on 3/14/2004
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I have a 3 1/2 month old Doberman female who I recently acquired from a breeder. She has to have her ears posted still and I have been doing that. She is developing bumps and sores from the posts and has cut herself scratching to get them off. I have cleaned them with iodine solution and alcohol and neosporin. What can I do to lessen these irritations and still post her ears regularly?

Also- I think she might be urinating a small amount of blood because when I was cleaning a few accident spots my carpet turned a light radish brown at the spots. She was on a daily supplement and vit c for stress for about a week (vitamin c only today) I was giving these to her for the stress- should I stop? Might this be too much for her developing organs? Can vitamin c do any serious damage? Should I see a vet ASAP? She is fed Innova puppy dog food. I really need help. I am a first time dobe owner but a long time pet owner. I have never had any problems before with these vit/min supplements, although they were fed to adult dogs. I was told vit c can help speed the healing process and that a capsule can be sprinkled on a treat or in water to help boost immune system- is this true?

Answer by marie
Submitted on 10/19/2004
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GO TO A VETRINARIAN.  If you truly want whats best go and get your animal checked.  From experience NEVER listen to at home treatment advice or what someone says.  Listen to professionals. Regarding the ears put a cone around her head you can get these at any pet store.  This prevents her from getting to her ears.


Answer by jallenfl
Submitted on 2/16/2006
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it sounds like a urinary track infection if i were you i would get to a vet. Any time there is blood in a situation like that you should see a vet. Blood doesn't belong in a dogs urine. I was advised not to use human
V-C because it has to be dosed right as for supplements they sell puppy vitamins at every pet store and any will do. As for the ears I would check out ww.hoytt.com and look at the quick brace or choose use your search engine and look for quick brace system. This will make ear croppings go much faster and is very simple to use.


Answer by missy
Submitted on 1/29/2007
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i would stop the vitamin c and see if there is any improvement if not  id go see a vet right away as the dog may have a bladder problem  vitamin c will not do serious damage but your dog is still growing so id give her time to grow a little more before you start giving her any vitamin supplements


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