Dog Otitis

Does you dog shake his head much too often? Does he on occasions scratch his ears, or tilt his and exhale a strange smell from his ear? Ten, he has a frequent and unpleasant canine disease: Otitis, a chronic inflammation of the outer ear, caused by an anatomic peculiarity: a dog's ear conduct is very curved, which means that all the accumulated dirt and wax will be hard to take out, or simply won't come out.Otitis appears when there are a lot of bacteria, fungus, or even mites in that area: If so, you must visit the veterinarian, who will inspect the ear and will clean it, keeping a rigorous control over it.Cleaning it is a great help, but it alone will not get rid of the disease. Many companies manufacture ear cleaning products which contain alcohol, disinfectants, and lubricating and aromatic substances. Generously pour or inject these products into the ear until it is full and give it an exterior massage. This way, you dissolve the filth. After the massage, release the dog, who will shake his head violently. Be careful, because the liquid will go flying out everywhere, and it might ruin you furniture and carpets. Repeat this treatment once or twice a week following your veterinarian's indications until the otitis has disappeared – simple otitis, that is. In the case of pus-infected otitis, polyps (a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane) in the ear conduct, and tumors, the veterinarian must act in a specific way. The polyps have to be extracted through a surgical intervention; otherwise, he will prescribe a preparation after performing a thorough cleansing. The veterinarian will tell you what measures you must take after the difficult process has passed. There are, sad to say, cases which are simply resistant to all normal treatment. The doctor, in this case, must vary the preparation, and, maybe, precisely identify the infectious germs in order to have better results. In extreme cases, the only solution would be to operate and eliminate the cause. The ear conduct opens in the intervention, making any treatment easier and, as a consequence, leads to your dog's soon recovery.
Important: If your dog is often around cats, tell that to your veterinarian; he will then pay particular attention to the possibility of mites in the dog's ear.

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