Ear Infections in Pets
Ear infections are a common and painful problem for pets. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including yeast, bacteria, ear mites, or a combination of these. Dogs are especially prone to ear infections, and floppy-eared breeds are at even greater risk.
If you notice your pet scratching or rubbing their ears more than usual, it’s important to take a closer look. Other signs of an ear infection include redness, swelling, discharge, and crust in and around the ears.
If you think your pet may have an ear infection, it’s important to take them to the vet for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment will typically involve antibiotics or anti-fungal medication, depending on the nature of the infection. Ear drops may also be prescribed to continue treatment at home.
It’s important to complete the full course of treatment, even if your pet starts to feel better sooner. This will help to prevent the infection from coming back and becoming resistant to treatment.