I did allergy testing that showed that he is allergies to lamb, duck, turkey, salmon, rice, peas, corn and then also human dander and a bunch of grasses and trees and stuff. Basically mostly all the ingredients in dog food, he is allergic to it. I put him on hypoallergenic dog food which is so expensive $85 a bag! It *kind of* helps. His poor ears just itch him all the time. I clean them out and q tip around.
Since the hypoallergenic food only sort of helps I thought I'd try one that only had one allergen listed. Peas. And now I can hear fluid in the one ear and there's a tiny hematoma. So, I gave him some antibiotics this morning, cleaned out the ears really well and stuck the CONE on him. The cone helps stop the force of the ear flapping. He's back to his regular food, he only had that other food for a few days. But he's not too happy about it. He's been laying on the kitchen floor ever since.
Oh and don't mind all the throw rugs strewn around the kitchen. Those are to help Rocky, my other dog, keep some traction. He's got arthritis and I think has lost some strength to grip on the linoleum. The rugs help but they get thrown all around.
P.S. doesn't Joey kind of look like a chunk in that picture? LOL he acts like I starve him but clearly I don't!