Guide to Canine Ear Problems
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"Identifying the trigger for canine ear problems can be frustrating with possible multiple causes including infection (bacteria, yeast, mites, fungus), allergy (atopy, food), water (swimmers ear), foreign objects and tumors. Symptoms include head shaking, rubbing the ear against furniture, head tilting and ear scratching.There may or may not be inflammation (called otitis), red skin or itch. Dogs with advanced cases may appear wobbly or lethargic and act in pain when the ears are touched. Treatment includes medicated drops and possibly antibiotics with most dogs showing improvement in several days with complete resolution of the problem in 2 weeks. Some cases can be frustrating and require multiple tries before the right approach is identified. If it is a frequent problem check if hair is blocking the ear and try a supplement such as natural drops."
Dog ear infection in 3 year old Cocker Spaniel. Wax discharge and inflammation present
Source: Joel Mills