Ear infections are one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in veterinary medicine. Common causes of ear infections include yeast, bacteria and ear mites. Infections can also result secondary to other diseases like allergies or hypothyroidism.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of ear infections we see in dogs and cats:
• Ear scratching
• Head shaking
• Brown, black, yellow or red discharge
• Redness or swelling in the ear
• Foul smelling odor from the ear
• Hearing loss
If you suspect your pet has an ear infection, it is important to have your pet examined by a veterinarian. Once the type of infection has been diagnosed, an appropriate medication and treatment plan can be prescribed.
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