Pet Ear Infection

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Ear infections in dogs are very common, but they are also preventable. Learn the causes today, so you can prevent your pet from suffering in the future.

Causes: There are a few different things that can cause an ear infection in your pet. Moisture in the ear canal, from bathing, grooming or swimming, can foster the growth of microorganisms and cause infection. Secondly, dogs who suffer from allergies – either environmental (pollen, dust mites, etc.), or food (beef, chicken, fish, etc.) – are predisposed to ear infections. This is due to the microscopic inflammation that occurs with an allergic reaction, which allows the overgrowth of bacterial and yeast organisms.

Prevention: Routine cleaning with a gentle dog-approved ear clearer can help reduce the frequency of recurring ear infections due to allergies. This will help to keep the bacteria from being able to fester and spread. For dogs who suffer from ear infections due to moisture in the ear canal, cleaning your dog’s ears after a both or grooming may prevent potential infections.

If you think your pet is suffering with an ear infection call CVA at (516)825-3066 or visit www.centralvets.com for more information.

5 thoughts on “Pet Ear Infection”

  1. I think that my dog may have or be developing an ear infection, and while I’m planning to take her to a vet soon, you’ve really helped me understand why a lot better. She’s weird in that she loves to swim and get baths, and so getting water in her ears may very well be the cause. I’ll be sure to take your advice and ask the vet about a special ear cleaner, for sure, so that it can heal up and she doesn’t get this again.

  2. Avoid drugs and chemicals whenever possible, including vaccines. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and ear infections are often a sign that something isn t right in the body. Treating ear infections with antibiotics and steroids will only worsen the bacterial imbalance and the problem might move from the ears to the gut creating immune dysfunction.

  3. If your dog suffers from chronic ear infections, it s time to improve his diet. Of course switching to a raw diet will solve the issue of too much carbohydrate in the diet and will help heal the leaky gut.

  4. If your dog suffers from chronic ear infections, it s time to improve his diet. Of course switching to a raw diet will solve the issue of too much carbohydrate in the diet and will help heal the leaky gut.

  5. Great to know that ear infections in dogs are preventable. Right now, I’m looking at prevention for my new dog. I actually need to find a clinic near me to get her vaccinations done.

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