How Do You Know if Your Pet is Suffering From an Ear Infection? Here are Nine signs to look out for that your cat or dog may be suffering from an ear infection. Many pets have ear infections that sometimes go undetected if you are not sure take your pet to the veterinarian to be checked.
Ear infections can become very painful to our pets, just like they can be painful to humans. Dogs and cats have vertical ear canals which allow moisture as well as debris to easily become backed up in the ear canal. Extra hair, moisture, wax, yeast, allergies or ear mites can cause your pet to have an ear infection.
Nine signs to look out for that your cat or dog may be suffering from an ear infection:
- Head shaking
- Scratching or rubbing their ear
- Odour coming from the ear
- Loss of balance
- Hearing loss
- Walking in circles
- Hair loss near their ear
- Scabs on outside or inside of the ear
- Swelling on outside or inside of the ear
If your pet’s veterinarian diagnoses your pet with an ear infection they will first clean your pet’s ear thoroughly. In addition, your pet’s veterinarian will prescribe your pet a topical or oral medicine. It’s crucial to ensure your pet receives the treatment suggested by their veterinarian to clear up any infection.
Incorporating a routine of cleansing your pet’s ears is extremely beneficial as well. Beaphar Ear Cleansers is specially formulated to aid the removal of wax and other debris from the ear canal of dogs and cats.
If you know your pet has ear mites then Beaphar Ear Drops is a licensed veterinary medicine against ear-mites (Otodectes cynotis). It also softens wax, soothes irritation, & assists healing.