We hope your ears are perked for this one! It’s no secret that your pet’s ears look a little different than their hoo-man owners, but they work differently, too. Think of it this way. “Listen” starts with the letter “L” and your pet’s ear canal is shaped like the letter “L” with vertical and horizontal sections. In the vertical, it can be easy for dirt and debris to collect within your pet’s ear, which is why keeping up with regular ear cleanings is so important to maintaining healthy ears.
Did you know that ear infections are one of the top reasons pet parents take their pets to the vet? Bacteria, yeast, fungus, fleas, mites, seasonal allergies, or foreign objects are all reasons for ear infections to app-Ear. And especially for those pets who live in warm homes and have floppy ear, they are unfortunately more vulnerable to infection. Be all ears for your pet’s health, and keep an eye out on these warning signs that may tell you if your pet is suffering from an ear infection.
Ear Infection Indicators:
- Redness or inflammation
- Head shaking
- Excessive scratching
- Head tilt
- Unpleasant odor in the ear
- Walking in circles
- Rubbing the ear on furniture or the floor
- Loss of balance
Ear Care is Pet Care.
Ear infections are uncomfortable. Pet owners & hoo-mans everywhere can agree. And they are no different for your pet, and in fact, maybe even worse. When your pet suffers from an ear infection, they’re not only suffering from the pain within their ear but also excessive itchiness that could lead to blood blister or heratoma. And if gone unchecked, pets can experience dizziness, loss of balance, and hearing loss. What?! You heard that right!
So, just to be safe (and for the people in the back): Clean your pet’s ears!
Help Your Pet’s Ear Infection Disapp-ear.
If you suspect your pet has an ear infection, it’d be best to first consult with your veterinarian.But before a vet visit, take preventive action. Practice weekly ear checks and cleanings to break through any wax buildup or to eliminate any foul odors. While these may seem simple, they can go a long way for your pet to avoid painful infections.