Issue 37: January 11
Dear Dr. Schelling,

My black lab has been shaking hear head and scratching her ear. There is lots of black gunk and even some blood in it. Should I be alarmed?


Dear Anonymous,

Your dog is most likely suffering from an all-too-common affliction, otitis externa, otherwise known as an ear infection. Dogs are commonly prone to ear infections. This problem is especially common in flop-eared dogs (such as yours). Click here to learn more about ear infections and their treatment.

-Dr. Schelling
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