Pet ear infections are a common problem for many pet owners. They can be painful and frustrating for both the pets and the owner. However, there are ways to treat and prevent pet ear infections. At Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital in Canyon Lake, we provide treatment for a variety of conditions, including pet ear infections.
How to Spot an Ear Infection
If your pet constantly scratches its head or shakes an ear, it may be experiencing an ear infection. Other symptoms include redness inside the ear, a foul odor coming from the ear, and discharge from the ear. If you suspect your pet has an ear infection, take it to the vet for an evaluation. The vet will look in your pet's ears with an otoscope and may need to collect a sample of the discharge for testing. It's best to be proactive and bring your pet to us right away if you notice any signs of an ear infection.
Treating Ear Infections
Treatment for ear infections typically includes antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication. A veterinarian from our team may also flush the infected ear with an antibacterial solution. Sometimes, your pet may need to have the ear cleaned out and flushed a few times daily. We will also advise you on how to clean your pet's ears at home.
Preventing Ear Infections
You can do a few things to help prevent ear infections in your pet. First, keep their ears clean and dry. You can do this by wiping them off with a cotton ball or soft cloth after they have been in the water. Secondly, avoid letting your pet get water in their ears when bathing them. Put cotton balls in their ears or use dog earplugs. Lastly, if your pet has allergies, try to control them by using medication prescribed by your veterinarian. Following these tips can help prevent ear infections and keep your pet healthy and happy for years to come.
Contact Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital in Canyon Lake, CA
Treating and preventing ear infections is a part of pet wellness that shouldn't be overlooked. If your pet suffers from an ear infection, our staff at Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital is here to help. Call our team today at (951) 244-4199 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.