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Friday 16th of November 2018

Otitis Externa

General information on Otitis Externa

Otitis Externa is an irritation to the external ear canal. There are many causes for this including earwax, allergies, moisture in the ear, bacterial infections, fungal infections, ringworm, foreign objects, ticks and skin diseases.
The irritation causes the ear canal to become inflamed and painful.

Symptoms of Otitis Externa

Symptoms of Otitis Externa include pawing at the ear, the dog frequently shakes its head, a foul odor coming from the ear, ear discharge and the ear is painful to touch.

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Treatments for Otitis Externa

Treatment of Otitis Externa will most likely start with ear cleansing. A vet will inspect the contents of the removal to determine that cause of the problem. If ear mites are the cause than it would be a good idea to have your other animals checked.
Antibiotic ointments and pain relieving drugs might be prescribed by your vet. The dog may also need a protective collar to prevent ear scratching.
If the infection is very severe, surgery could become an option.

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Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.


The information contained on this site is for the sole purpose of being informative and is not and should not be used or relied upon as medical advice.
Seek the advice of your vet or other qualified pet care provider before you decide on any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding a canine medical symptom or medical condition.

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