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Ear Infections

dog ear infections

If you notice that your dog is scratching frequently at their ears or demonstrates recurring head tipping or shaking, you should probably get their ears checked for an infection.

Other indicators can be loss of fur, odour, and redness or swelling of the ear canal. If ear infections are reoccurring, there is also the potential for allergy involvement. Some things you can do to prevent ear infections are drying your dogs’ ears thoroughly after being in the water, using a dog cleaning solution to regularly clean out your pets’ ears, and managing any allergies appropriately.

If your dog is showing any of the common signs of ear infections, it’s important to visit the veterinarian as soon as possible. Quick treatment is necessary not only for your dog’s comfort (these conditions can be painful!) but also to prevent the spread of infection to the middle and inner ear. Do not try to treat ear infections at home.

Your veterinarian will thoroughly clean your dog’s ears using a medicated ear cleanser. Your vet may also prescribe an ear cleanser and a topical medication for you to use at home. In severe cases, your vet may prescribe oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.

When your dog sleeps, he has pain in his ear, has trouble sleeping, has trouble hearing when calling the dog, and cries more than usual. loss of balance and A fever of 100 F (38 C) or higher.

dog ear infections