Ear Infections

How Can You Tell If Your Dog Has Ear Infections?

Ear infections are a common and annoying problem for dogs. Dogs tend to get more ear infections because of the shape of their ear canal. There are several different factors that can cause ear infections in your furry loved ones. They can be caused by yeast infections, ear mites, allergies, hair inside the ear canal, or bacteria. The good news is an ear infection can clear up quickly with a visit to the veterinary staff at Forever Vets Animal Hospital. 


Symptoms of Ear Infections

There are quite a few signs that your dog might exhibit that lets you know he may have an ear infection. If you see him shaking his head or tilting it to one side, it could indicate he has an ear infection. If you notice an odor or brown, yellow, or bloody discharge coming from his ear, you should take him to the vet. Also, if you notice he is scratching a lot more, that could also be a sign that he has an ear infection. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should take him to his veterinarian right away.

How Can I Prevent Ear Infections in My Dog?

A common cause for ear infections in a dog is extra moisture. You should be sure to dry his ears really well after a bath or swimming. If the ear infections are due to allergies, you should have them treated to potentially avoid ear infections. Your veterinarian can help you keep your dog’s ears clean. 

Why Forever Vets Animal Hospital?

Forever Vets Animal Hospital is the premier veterinarian is Hunter's Creek and Orlando, Florida. The qualified staff at Forever Vets Animal Hospital understands that visiting the veterinarian can be a stressful time for both pet and owner. They strive to make it comfortable and pleasant. Like you, they want the best possible care for your pet and they are happy to provide it. They work with you to help you support your pet and give him all the things he needs. From sick visits to wellness checks and everything in between, Forever Vets Animal Hospital is the veterinarian for your pet. Visit them today and find out how they can make your experience the best one ever. 

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