If a dog is consistently shaking its head back and forth, then the dog most likely has a type of ear infection from bacteria, yeast or other allergens, such as ear mites, notes WebMD. If the shaking is violent, then the ... More »

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Dogs often shake if they are cold or wet, notes Dog Symptoms Cure. Smaller dog breeds are also known for shaking. It can be a serious problem if the dog shakes for an extended period of time, in which case a veterinarian... More »

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Healthy dogs shake their heads during routine hygiene practices, such as shaking off water, parasites and debris. Dogs also shake their heads in response to the discomfort or pain associated with an illness or injury. More »

When a dog scratches his ears and shakes his head, it is probably a sign of an ear infection, according to WebMD. The infection is usually caused by yeast or bacteria. More »

When a dog's ears smell, it is usually a sign that an infection is present, according to Jon Geller, D.V.M. Bacteria and yeast are the most common causes of ear infections in dogs, notes WebMD. Ear mites, allergies, exce... More »

According to About.com, one of the best ways to naturally get rid of ear mites is with oil. Oils such as olive oil or almond oil are gentle enough to help soothe ears while also getting rid of mites and mite debris. More »

A dog's ear scratching may be caused by an ear infection, wounds or lesions, allergies or parasites. While some ear scratching is normal, persistent or heavy ear scratching should be evaluated by a vet. More »

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