It would be smart to have a baseline blood work up completed by your Vet office on the one-year check up. This summary of the findings can prove helpful in the future should something arise. It gives you a comparison (or better known as a baseline) reference point. It can help a great deal in making a diagnosis. The findings will alert you and your Vet to borderline or out of the norm numbers
- Certain hormonal conditions such as hypothyroidism and adrenal malfunctions can cause ear problems. You may notice poor coat quality, behavioral changes and hair loss in addition to itchy, reddened skin around the ears.
- Chronic ear issues with poor coat quality might be associated with hypothyroidism and these concerns should be investigated through a blood panel. Click here to read more about this very treatable condition.
Ears that are red and irritated and have not responded to treatment is another reason you might want to consider looking at the possibility of there being an underlying thyroid problem. It is very treatable and ultimately could be the mystery behind this annoyance.
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