Here is the gorgeous Charlie, an 8 week old beagle who came in for his free puppy check with Dr Heidi. He enjoyed lots of treats and mostly snoozed through his health check!
On close examination Charlie was found to have some black discharge in both his ears.
In puppies this can be a sign that they have ear mites, so a swab was taken and examined under the microscope. Sure enough an offending ear mite was found.
Charlie has now been started on treatment to ensure his ears are itch free as soon as possible.
It is a great idea to have your new puppy checked over shortly after they arrive (Charlie had only been picked up from the breeder the day before) so that they can receive the best start in life.