Keeping a Dog from Scratching a Growth in His EarMy Larry, a rescue, has a large non malignant growth in his ear. He is too old for surgery and the vet isn't sure it would help anyway. About every 6 months we go to the vet as it's infected again from scratching with his dirty back feet. We've tried a cone, nail caps, antibiotic cream, prednisone, itch cream, and watching him, but he continues to scratch. Any ideas?