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stephbray
06-01-2005, 08:23 PM
I have a 10 yr old poodle. She gets frequent ear infections and now her neck is so stiff she can't even lay her head down. Her neck extends forward and thats where it stays. Any ideas?

kerryclair
06-02-2005, 03:28 AM
Frequent ear infections with no apparant cause is very often a sign that the dog is allergic to something, perhaps in her diet. I had a dog that would get ear infections no matter what I did...found out she was allergic to wheat, corn and "air". Changed her diet, and she never got an infection again. Unfortunately she suffered for years before a good vet finally advised us of this and did an allergy culture.

Have your vet do a complete allergy test for your dog.
In regards to the neck, why are you waiting? Get your dog to the vet ASAP.