Is your dog suffering from ear pain? Ear pain is usually the result of infection, ear mites, obstruction, or physical damage of the ear. Signs of ear pain are, repetitive shaking of the head, rubbing or scratching at the ears, or whining when the head is touched. The good news is that most causes of ear pain are correctable without major surgery.
Are your dog’s ears red or do they smell funny? Chances are your dog has an ear infection. Infections are the result of bacteria and fungus that grows in the warm, dark, and moist areas inner, middle or outer ear. To prevent ear infections, clean your animals ears regularly.
Ear mites are nasty little creatures that left untreated may cause tissue damage that can lead to permanent deafness in your dog. An ear mite infestation will look similar to a buildup of coffee grounds inside your dog’s ears. The essential oils within Wally’s Animal Ear Oil are a safe and effective way to eliminate ear mites and loosen ear wax.
An obstructed ear canal is usually a result of impacted earwax but may also be the result of water from bathing or swimming, narrow ear canals, and even insects or plant seeds. If you have identified an obstruction in your dog’s ear do not try to remove it. Visit your veterinarian. Depending on the severity of the obstruction, the dog may require surgery.
Physical damage often occurs in conjunction with the symptoms above. Irritation may cause your dog to scratch at its ears excessively resulting tissue damage, tears, and bleeding of the ears. In addition to scratching your dog may shake its head excessively causing small blood vessels to break and form pockets of blood under the skin.
If your dog is suffering from ear pain, visit a qualified veterinarian for an accurate diagnosis.