Dog Ear Problems

From the outside, the dogs ears are pretty, but from the inside they tend to loose their charm. Ear problems are the most treated by veterinarians. The interior is moist and hot, for which is ideal for acarus and other noxious organisms to develop. To tell the truth, acarus is the cause of all the major problems of ears that dogs suffer. Acarus like most to live on young dogs than in adults, while bacteria and yeast affect both. Allergies also cause itching on the ears. These are also a magnet, for example, with herbs, that can provoke irritations and infections. On the ears you find the sense of hearing, but also that of equilibrium, for which even a small problem could be annoying. Without an appropriate treatment, minor infections can end up in deafness or a more serious infection all over his body.

Most infections have place on the external ear. If the internal ear gets infected, there could be serious trouble. If you see that your dog stumbles or looses his equilibrium it may be caused by an infection of the ears that will require the caring of a veterinary, that wil give him a prescription for antibiotics. Luckily, most of the ears problems are detected immediately. It takes only a slight look and to smell the. Healthy ears are pink and don't smell, If they are sandy or swelled, or have a bad odor, you can be sure it means problems.

Acarus: If your dog doesn't stop shaking its head and of scratching its ears it is worth to observe if there is any acarus. This white acarus, similar to the crab louse, feeds from scales and the accumulated filth on the internal ear, and produces an intense itching. Some dogs will injure themselves when scratching to ease the itching. Although the acarus are hard to see, the grayish crust they leave on their way is very visible, although if knowing that your dog has acarus, it's not always easy to get rid of them. Medicines will finish with some, but others will travel to the tail or another place and will return when the medicine has ceased to be effective. Whatever the treatment chosen, you must apply it during 6 or 8 weeks. Because, although the acarus life cycle is of 4 weeks, it is worth taking precautions. The observation to detect acarus also must be part of the routine of home caring.

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