5. Serious Health Conditions:
There are some health issues that can cause your Dachshund to excessively shake their ears. This includes ear vasculitis, neurological disorders, inflammatory diseases, or hypothyroidism.
Ear vasculitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the vessels in the ear flap. This disease mostly affects small breeds like Dachshunds and Jack Russell Terriers. Ear vasculitis can be caused by fly bites or immune disorders.
Don’t Wait: If your dog is constantly digging at their ears or shaking their head, they could actually rupture blood vessels or cause a hematoma.
It is important to get your pup checked out by their veterinarian to diagnose any of these more serious health conditions.
Get into a regular routine of cleaning your Dachshund’s ears every two weeks. If your doxie is itching, licking their paws, and scratching their ears, switch up their dog food and see if that helps.
If your Dachshund is still shaking and digging at their ears, take them to the vet. Your vet can rule out if it is an ear infection, ear mites that need to be extracted, or an illness that needs treatment.
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