Hello, I am interested in possibly adopting a 3YOF, spayed Spinone who is in need of a special home. She has had chronic Pseudomonas infections throughout her short life in BOTH ears and has required her owners to clean, irrigate, use steroids and antibiotics. She has be seen by a Bd.Cert. Vet Dermatologist. According to the owners, their Doggie Derm feels that there are 2 options left: putting down the dog or having surgery to remove both ear canals. Apparently, these ear infections clear up and then come back on a regular basis.
a.. Should I pursue this gal or leave her alone?
b.. Is there hope for her other than this operation?
c.. What is the success rate and Post-op recovery like for the owner and the dog?
d.. Will the dog be deaf?
e.. What is the recommended protocol for clearing up chronic Pseudo infections and how do you treat them?