I don't know what to do about this dog anymore :( I took him in because he had medical issues that weren't being addressed properly. He has had constant ear infections for years and has recently lost a lot of hair of his sides. He has been extremely itchy since around the time the ear infections started. So I took him to the vet where they also discovered his anal glands were extremely plugged an infected. The vet prescribed antibiotics, told me to give him fish oil and put him on a fish based food ( I gave him Taste of the Wild). His thryoid levels also came back borderline low so he is on meds for them but I am thinking that he doesn't have a thyriod issue but it was the infections that were stressing it and causing the levels to be slghtly low.
Fast forward to now. I switched him to a raw diet last month and he is still taking thyriod meds and fish oil. And he is still losing hair, extremely itchy and his ears are all pink inside. I am 99% sure they are infected again. His terrible smell is also starting to slowly come back. What am I missing? What do I do? I can take him back to the vet for the infections but what about the itchiness and hair loss? I feel so sad. This is so hard. The vet wants to put him on steroids that i've already tried.
Does anyone have advice?