If your pup is shaking his head or scratching his ears a lot, it could be due to unwelcome critters living in his ear canal. Ear mites are a common problem in dogs (and even more so in cats). How do you know if your dog has ear mites? And what should you do if you suspect them?
Dogs love to have their ears pet. But what happens when they scratch them often or have issues with their ears. We’ve got the answers.
It’s easy for a dog’s ears to become tainted with parasites, bacteria, and yeast due to the ear’s curvature. Dirty dog ears aren’t just smelly and uncomfortable. If debris becomes trapped, an infection may occur. This fact is why it’s imperative to regularly check your dog’s ears to prevent possible health concerns down the road.
Has your dog been scratching or rubbing her ears more than usual? How can you tell if it’s just normal “ear play” or if there’s something to worry about? Ear infections in dogs are one of the most common problems veterinarians see, but it’s difficult as a dog owner to decipher what’s exactly going on with your pup and when you should seek treatment. Read further to get our tips about how to spot, treat and prevent dog ear infections. It’s important not to wait until it becomes a serious problem for your pup…
Dogs suffer from ear infections much more frequently than humans because of the shape of their ear canals. Our furry friends with long, floppy ears are even more prone to ear troubles. And some dogs suffer from chronic recurring ear infections. Fortunately, you can relieve the pain and itchiness with some over-the-counter (OTC) and home remedies. However, it’s never a good idea to treat a dog ear infection at home without first consulting your veterinarian.
Ear infections in dogs are common and one of the top reasons you may need to seek veterinary treatment for your canine friend. As many as 20% of dogs have some form of ear disease. Dogs are more prone to ear infections than humans because of the shape of their ears. Many dog owners have learned to recognize the first signs of an ear infection in their dog such as scratching, head shaking, and whining. Let’s find out more about how to spot this common disease, what treatment options are available, and when medication such as antibiotics are needed.
Ear cropping and tail docking are common today, but are these practices necessary or merely cosmetic? These procedures seem archaic to some, but it’s still considered the norm for certain dog breeds. We explore this topic and give you the information you need to make an informed decision for your pup.