What can I do for a sore on my dog’s ear?

Question: 

My dog has a sore on her ear and I think she scratched it to much, making it worse. So far I have put alcohol and Neosporin on her ear but it looks like she has scratched it even more since then. What else can I do?

Answer: 

I would recommend that Ivory is evaluated by your local veterinarian. It is possible that a course of antibiotics or topical anti-inflammatory medications may be needed. Though Neosporin is typically safe to apply in an area that cannot be licked, alcohol may be drying and irritating to her sore.