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Deafness in spaniels

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by linaston, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. linaston

    linaston PetForums Newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
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    My friend has a spaniel pup whlich seems to be quite unresponsive to We wonder if she is deaf, but dont have the first idea what to do about it. How can we prove it? Is there a test?

    Any information gratefully received.
  2. Jenny Olley

    Jenny Olley PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2007
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    I've worked with a lot of spaniels over the years but never met a deaf one, I've met quite a few who pretend to be deaf, they are busy dogs, with lots goingon, but get the pup checked at the vets if your friend is worried
  3. Brainless

    Brainless Guest

    They could go to a specialist to have it BAER hearing tested.

    I have known a few elderly deaf spaniels, and suspect because of the heavy floppy ears that make them prone to infection, that over time the hearing is damaged.
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