ok girls i need some advice. Q-tip has been scratching the inside of his ears and shaking his head alot. Could this be an ear infection or ear mites?? The inside has a bad odor and has a brownish color to the hair inside. I asked the Vet about a month ago and he really didnt help me much all he said was "he might need his hairs to get plucked soon" but it seems to have gotten worse. I bath Q once a week and clean the outer of his ears with a q-tip (not him) and i often remove brown stuff is this normal?