This is with regard to Wrigley, my Golden--hope you don't mind, but I respect all your opinions/experience. Last Friday Wrigley woke up with an extremely infected ear--he was running fever, the ear was oozing and it was so red and swollen (including the ear flap) that the ear cartilage was protruding a little from his ear It looked like he had a cabbage in his ear--for lack of a better word picture--ha! I rushed him to the vet that morning before work and the vet even said it was the worst infection he'd seen in a long time. I had taken him to Petsmart for a bath the weekend before and my guess is that he must have gotten quite a bit of water in that ear.
Anyway, the vet did a deep cleaning of the ear (ouch!) and put ointment in it and gave him a steroid shot. Today, five days later, it's much better but still a little red and swollen--but he's definitely on the mend.
The vet wants me to bring him back in on Saturday for another cleaning(wish me luck in trying to wrangle him into the vet's office after his last visit) and I'm sure they'll put more ointment in the ear which is good. I'm anticipating that they may want to give him another steroid shot and I'm a little unsure about that. I know steroids aren't good given on a regular basis, but should I be concerned about his getting another shot so soon?