General information on Otitis Media
Otitis Media is an inflammation of the middle ear.
This is usually caused by an external ear infection that has infected the middle ear. Other infections of the nose and throat can also cause Otitis Media.
Symptoms of Otitis Media
Symptoms of Otitis Media include fever, depression, head tilted down and tipped to the infected ear side and the dog will move its head as little as possible. Dogs with erect ears may have the ear droop down. There is usually severe pain when touching or moving the dogs ear.
Treatments for Otitis Media
Treatment of Otitis Media will include antibiotics and pain relieving drugs. If this treatment does not work then surgery will be required to drain the middle ear infection.
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