Dayton Pet Store
Since I was thinking of getting a dog I decided to attend some workshops at a Dayton pet store aboutand their needs. I learnt that dog's ears are very important as they help the dog communicate and the dog also needs them for his sense of balance. Dogs that have long and flexible ears are more likely to suffer from ear infections than others. These tend to shake their ears vigorously, scratch them, lose hair on them, get scabs on them, and they sometimes becomes swollen and red causing them to have pus and a nasty smell. When a dog has an ear problem the veterinarian will try to find out which is the infected part and if the problem is a hearing one, or if it is a more generalized disease.
On occasions it will be necessary to anesthetize or sedate the dog so that the veterinarian can examine theear a little deeper. Other times an x-ray is necessary to check the middle and inner ear. There are also other types of tests and diagnosis that can be done such as through biopsies, superficial scrapings, allergy tests, etc. The skin that covers the external ear is the most prone to getting allergies. When this happens it causes the ear to swell and itch a lot, and because humidity accumulates in those areas, it can cause bacteria and funguses to grow. These kinds of problems usually cause secondary infections and they are usually associated with some type of allergy. Whatever the case of the dog, the veterinarian will usually do some tests to find what the cause of the allergy is in order to prescribe the correct medication. The Dayton pet store staff can also give you more advice.