Dog Care Tips How to Treat a Dogs Ear Infection
Let's talk about how to treat your dog withan ear infection. Ear infections are very, very common for dogs to have. It has to bediagnosed by a veterinarian first to find out what's going on in that ear. Could bea yeast infection or a bacterial infection or just lots of inflammation from allergy.So there are lots of different things that we are treating. Once the ear infection isdiagnosed, your veterinarian will prescribe you with a type of medication that will treateither bacteria or yeast or both or inflammation of the ear. Ear mites are something that wesee a lot of times too, especially in cats, and so your veterinarian will provide youwith medication appropriately to treat that.
Your veterinarian also may or may not wantyou to clean the ear first, and the best way to do that is to apply a cleanser to a gauzepad and then with your fingertip go inside the ear very gently and remove any debristhat may be there first. After cleaning, then you can apply the medication which generallyis going to be maybe take five or ten days, it just depends on what's going on in thatear. But just always be careful. Ears are very sensitive and dogs don't necessarilylike you messing with them too much.