Dog ears

Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear infections in dogs is one of the common health problem. Most ear infections are caused by bacteria, yeast, excessive hair, moisture or wax and ear mites.

Symptoms of Ear Infections in Dogs

The next symptoms may sign that your dog have an ears infecction problem:

  • Rubbing at his ears.
  • Scabs around ears (from scratching)
  • Often whining when he rubbing at his ears, ear infections can hurt.
  • Inflammation, Redness, irritated ears.
  • Odor in the ear.
  • Head tilt.
  • Discharge from ears.
  • Shaking head frequently.

If you notice one of these symptoms or another strange sign, you should bring your dog to the veterinarian for more careful examination.

Treatment

If your veterinary diagnoses an ear infection in your pup, first, he will clean your dog’s ears.¬†If your dog has excess ear hair he probably will recommend cutting it because this does not help remove the infection.

In addition, your veterinary may prescribe liquid ear medication to be placed straight into the ears. Your vet may also show you how to clean your dog’s ears regularly.

Depending on the severity of the infection, your veterinary may prescribe medications like antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory.

It is very important to follow the prescriptions and recommendations of your veterinary. It is also very important that you bring your dog back for rechecks if recommended.

Above all, do not attempt to treat your dog’s ear infection using home medicaments without your veterinary’s advice.

Dog at the vet

Information source: thesprucepets.com