With proper treatment and care, most pets can recover from ear infections and return to their happy, healthy selves. If left untreated, dog ear infections can cause a range of complications and potentially serious health issues. Some of the consequences of leaving a dog’s ear infection untreated will result in a chronic infection with the risk of developing permanent changes to the ear e.g narrowing of the ear canal due to skin thickening, middle ear infections and deafness.
t is of utmost importance to take your pet to vet if you suspect an ear infection. This is what you can expect in the consultation with the Vet: – A proper ear exam to see what the ear canal looks like (inflammation/ear wax), if there are any parasites or foreign bodies and to see whether the eardrum is intact. – The Vet will take an ear smear to see whether there is an ear infection or only inflammation. If an ear infection is present the smear will show what is causing it (bacteria/yeast) as well as the severity of the infection. – Treatment will be prescribed that will focus on removing the debris and wax build up and allow the treatment to penetrate into the ear – If there is an infection an antibiotic ear ointment will be prescribed to resolve the infection – if the ear is very inflamed and painful a Veterinarian might prescribe pain medication or medication to help resolve the inflammation quicker. Please do not leave your pets ear infection untreated.
Treating an animal diagnosed with a infectious ear condition can be tricky for the pet owner to treat at home as they may have to deal with the following challenges:
● Pets with sensitive ears and therefore struggling to administering ear drops
● Pets that do not sit still for very long, making application difficult and messy
● Pets who are averse to any kind of medication and run off
What are the benefits of using an ear cleaning solution?
● Removes irritant substances eg. exudate, debris and ear wax
● Reduces bacterial and yeast proliferation
● Improves the penetration and activity of topical antibiotic therapy
● Neutralises bad smells
The ear is an extension of the skin and also has a skin barrier that is either defective or disrupted due to inflammation. The ear struggles to maintain proper hygiene and to protect itself against microbial overgrowth. Cleaning your pet’s ears on a regular basis will assist in the effective management of otitis externa.
Once your pet has had otitis externa, the ear struggles to maintain proper hygiene and protect itself against microbial overgrowth. Using an effective ear cleaning solution, like Epiotic can help prevent potential ear problems. EpiOtic is an ear-cleansing agent, intended for use in dogs and cats. A complete home care treatment designed to give your pet quality of life by offering the following:
• pH neutral
• Neutralises bad smells
• Anti bacterial (contains 2 plant extracts that activate the body’s own immune system to prevent infection)
• Anti-adhesive (the glycotechnology forms a protective layer that prevents adhesion of bacteria and yeast)
• Cleansing and drying properties * Removes necrotic tissue and debris
• Used for routine cleansing of the external ear and ear canal
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