Pet Ear Care & Ear Infection Prevention
Watertown Animal Hospital in Watertown, CT understands that it is inevitable to keep your dog or cat free of infections. For this reason, we provide information about how to prevent pet ear infections and proper ear care for your pet. There are three types of ear infections, and to prevent ear infections, it is important to have as much information as possible.
What are Pet Ear Infections?
Ear infections are most common in dogs. The floppier the ears, the easier it is to contract an ear infection. While ear infections are most common in dogs, otitis externa is the most common ear infection that affects both cats and dogs. Otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear canal that runs from the eardrum to the outside of the head. Ear infections can be painful or even can be debilitating. An ear infection can also lead to other health issues that will cause your pet difficulty. Symptoms of ear infections include pain, ear discharge, fever, and can lead to hearing loss in the affected ear. If your pet has an ear infection or if you feel that they might have one, take the time to visit our animal hospital and make sure they receive proper care. One of our veterinarians can prescribe your dog or cat with antibiotics to help clear up the infection.
It is important when caring for your pet’s ears to their ears for bugs and mites, as they can also cause major infections. Other causes of an ear infection are a build-up of dirt or debris, allergies, yeast or other bacteria, and wax build-up.
Pet Ear Care & Prevention
Pet ear infections can be avoided with simple ear care. To reduce ear infections we recommend preventing moisture from seeping into your dog or cat’s ear. Excessive moisture can be avoided by using cotton balls and cleaning ears after swimming or bathing. Removing dirt or debris you immediately notice in your pet’s ears, can make all the difference in preventing an ear infection. To further reduce the risk of infection, t is important to groom your pet’s ears as often as. However, if your dog or cat does contract an ear infection, we are here to treat it.
Treat Pet Ear Infections at Watertown Animal Hospital
Antibiotic treatment is the most efficient way to treat ear infections. However, proper ear care at-home or during regular check-ups is the best way to prevent the occurrence of ear infection. If you suspect your cat or dog to have an ear infection and live in the Watertown area, give us a call at (860) 274-2212. Our team of experts is here to provide your pet with the proper remedy to cure its infections. Make Watertown Animal Hospital, PC your first call for your pet’s ear care needs.