HOW TO TREAT DOG EAR INFECTIONS
Grooming is important for the health of your pet, and frequent ear cleaning can help to avoid painful ear infections. Ciara Black is a Global Animal contributor from the Dog Help Network, a resource for dog health related websites. Read on for ear infection symptoms, causes, and remedies.
Dog ear infections are very uncomfortable for your dog, so it is important to identify them as soon as possible so you can begin treatment.
There are many ways a dog can contract an ear infection. If your dog spends a lot of time in moist conditions such as water, he or she may be prone to getting an ear infection. Dogs with allergies seem to contract ear infections as a side effect. Normally, allergy related ear infections are because of a yeast infection. Other symptoms in association with allergies include wheezing, excessive itching and sneezing.
Ear infections can last anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks. You will likely be able to tell if your dog is uncomfortable. Some breeds are more susceptible to ear infections than others. These breeds include Cocker Spaniels, Shih Tzu’s, Dobermans, Poodles or Schnauzers. Dogs with floppy ears are also more susceptible to ear infections.
Types of Ear Infections
There are two primary types of dog ear infections….
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