Has your dog been scratching her ears a lot, shaking her head, or rubbing her ears on furniture? Do her ears smell bad, or does she walk with her head cocked to one side? Do you notice any redness or dark colored goop in her ears that normally isn’t there?
All of these are indications of an ear infection. If your dog has an ear infection, he may show any combination of these symptoms, or sometimes none at all!
Ear infections can be caused by allergies, ear mites, foreign objects in the ear, or even hair growth deep in the ear canal. Because there are a variety of causes of ear infections, each with its own remedy, your vet cannot diagnose the condition or prescribe medication without examining it in person.
People have a tendency to ignore ear infections, hoping they will clear up on their own. It is far easier to treat them early, and doing so can help prevent other problems later on.
If you suspect your dog has an ear infection, please call us at (970) 586-4703 to schedule an appointment.