CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS BLACK LAB DUE TO ALLERGIES DO NOT SECRETE ENOUGH CORTISONE IN THEIR ADRENAL GLANDS

June 09, 2014

Hi Dr. Kruger,

I am one of your sales people working with Ken Roberts Co. I have a black lab that has chronic ear infections. We have him on K9 Id and we have cleaner and anti yeast medicine from our vet. None of this has helped. We have been dealing with this for 3 or more years now. If we take him off the food and try other with a different protein source it gets worse. I have had Ace on the show dog formula for about 3 months now and I have not seen any change in the ears- which we assume is due to allergies- but his hair around the ear is actually getting worse. I am sure that is not from the supplement but I wanted to know if you had any other ideas of what to try or if another formula of supplement might help. Thanks,

Sandi W. Grants Pass, OR

 

Hi Sandi,

These allergies can be complicated with infections with bacteria and yeast. There is also a possibility there is an autoimmune component here. Some dogs do not secrete enough cortisone in their adrenal glands...Perhaps your vet could do the blood test for serum cortisol and if it is on the low side your dog could be supplemented with a little...this reverses the affect of allergies and are often necessary to control chronic ears. Please look into this with your Vet....Ty has a
little red book I sent him, it has a chapter for vets. I bet he would loan it to you to take to your vet...this treatment is discussed in the book. I would also switch to a hypoallergenic food called, Purina, CNM, H/A...it is great for allergic dogs. I really think the High Performance formula is the one you should feed. Hope this helps you.

Chuck Kruger DVM