How To Tell If My Dog Has An Ear Infection
Your dog shakes his head like crazy, constantly scratching his ear. Does it sound familiar to you? This behavior may be an indication of ear infection. Not only is this unpleasant for your dog, but it can also have serious consequences, but how to know if your dog has an ear infection?
A healthy dog's ear is clean. The natural protection and cleaning mechanism ensures this. In some cases the lack of nutrition and defective care, or even due to the influence of medications, this protection mechanism may be affected.
How do you recognize an ear infection in a dog?
One of the most common ear infections in dogs is otitis externa, also called ear compulsion. It is an inflammation of the external auditory canal. Affected dogs constantly scratch their ears, often shake their heads or hold them upside down. In many cases, an unpleasant smell comes out of the ear.
Inside the ears you often see a greasy, brownish secretion. This secretion suggests that detoxification and the function of the intestinal flora and digestion are not working well. The metabolic end products that the body cannot use are excreted through the glands of the mucosa of the ear. The cause of ear exudates in dogs is in most cases that the protective function of the gastrointestinal system is damaged.
An ear infection in your dog is not trivial.
An ear infection in the dog should always be treated. Especially in the early stages, this is still easy and successful. On the other hand, if an ear infection goes unnoticed or is not treated properly, it can persist for years and even get worse. Therefore, always look for a veterinarian if you suspect your dog is suffering from an ear infection. An ear infection in the dog should always be treated. If you suspect, go to the vet on time.
How can you treat an ear infection in your dog?
First, the veterinarian will determine the cause of the ear infection. They clean the ear canal from secretions, because secretions are the ideal breeding ground for pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. Depending on the severity the veterinarian will treat the ear with an appropriate medication.
Be sure to treat mild otitis with botanicals and natural products like the Rockwell Pets Pro Natural Dog Ear Cleaner instead of antibiotics. Antibiotics attack your dog's healthy intestinal bacteria and can cause resistance when administered unnecessarily.
Rockwell Pets Pro offers you an eclectic range of products that support a successful treatment for ear infection in dogs. They strengthen your dog's immune system and help prevent new inflammations.
Often, an ear infection is directly related to a functional weakness of the kidneys and gut problems. Rockwell Pets Pro Natural Probiotics and Natural Vitamins can help. These are rich in antioxidant substances to purify the blood and activate natural defenses.
You should also clean your dog's ears regularly, with mild natural solutions to avoid irritating the sensitive skin of the ear.
Rockwell Pets Pro Natural Dog Ear Cleaner (with coconut and lemon extract) is a natural remedy for the external ear canal. The gentle solution promotes the regeneration of the damaged mucous membrane and are smoothly disinfects the affected areas.
It may take several weeks for an ear infection to heal completely and the intestinal flora is intact again. In any case we advise to contact your veterinarian for a suitable treatment for your dog.
If you would like to learn more about dog ear infection, have a look at our dog ear infection knowledge hub.
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