Well we now have a different med. it's Otomax with the opi otic cleaner for the ears it's both. and also at night, he wants me to put some otomax on my finger and put some on between her pads then put socks on her. like she'll keep them on. I'm going to the $$ store to get her some baby socks they'll be tighter. As for allergies he thinks so to. the tecknician suggested that even after we clear the ears, I clean her ears every second day or so with the opi otic cleaner. Said her retriever is like that always getting infection and if she cleans them all the time then it prevents some. So another 70$$ today the girl's getting expensive don't you think. Ive been lucky with my animals, my Shadow, is a 14 year old almost 15 and she's never had anything at all not even a little thing wrong with her touch wood.