Treatment for Ear Infections in Pets
Ear infections are more common in some animals than others. Our seasoned veterinarian at Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital in Winter Garden, FL, understands that dogs are particularly more prone to ear infections than other animals or human beings. While the infections can occur in dogs more often, we provide treatments for your pet to help them stay happy and healthy. Read more about the causes of ear infections in pets and why treatment is important below:
Symptoms of Ear Infections in Pets
Generally, systems of an ear infections can range from mild to severe, depending on the type of infection, duration, and any additional factors, such as disease. Some of these symptoms include the following:
- Yellow, brown, or bloody discharge
- Constant ear scratching
- Unpleasant odor
- Unusual redness and swelling in the ear canal
- Head shaking
- Scabs in and around the ears
Severe signs of ear infections usually manifest in abnormal behavior and cognitive decline. These symptoms can include:
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Signs of hearing loss
- Unusual movements, such as walking in circles
- Unusual eye movements
Ear infections can cause discomfort and pain in pets. Not only that, but they can also quickly develop into complications that may lead to permanent effects such as complete hearing loss. At Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital, we offer treatment that can help reduce any discomfort your pet is experiencing and keep them healthy.
Diagnosing Ear Infections in Pets
If you encounter any of these symptoms, we recommend visiting our veterinarian for a thorough physical examination. Typically, we will ask a couple of questions regarding the duration of the symptoms, eating patterns, medication, any history of ear infections, and daily routine, including grooming and bathing. These questions help our vet identify possible causes of the infection. Once we determine a diagnosis, we can provide your cat or dog with a suitable treatment plan.
Treatment of Pet Ear Infections
Treatment options for ear infections vary depending on the cause, severity, and any underlying conditions. Our vet will typically thoroughly clean the affected area with a medicated ear cleanser before prescribing further medication. Mild cases usually disappear in one to two weeks with the help of an ear cleanser or topical medication. Severe infections require the oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications. Our veterinarian will speak with you about how you can help your pet recovery quickly.
Contact us for Treatment Today!
At Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital in Winter Garden, FL, we provide quality pet care to help your cat or dog heal. If your furry friend has an ear infection or is experiencing pain due to an injury or condition, we can provide them with treatment to reduce the discomfort and improve their health. Contact us at (407) 554-3422 to schedule an appointment!