Dogs Ear Infections are a common occurrence for anyone who has ever had a long ear dog. Whether an ear mite infection picked up from another dog or cat, or excess moisture (due to the pet’s long ears) which led to a yeast infection, an ear infection in your dog is not dangerous if identified early and treated properly. Dog ear infection symptoms such as bad smell and gunky discharge, dog ear infections are not only an annoyance to you but they contribute to your dog’s suffering as well.
In considering the treatment options for a dogs ear infection, veterinarians have hundreds of choices of pharmaceutical drugs to choose from. If bacterial, they must identify the organism or find a wide spectrum antibiotic. If fungal or insect related, fungicides and insecticides are used. If yeast infections, products are also available. Many veterinarians use oral antibiotics along with ointments and powerful chemical cleaners.
Many people today, however, prefer to treat their dog’s ear infections using natural products or at least, products without anti-biotics and enzymatic cleaners. We are fortunate to have such a large list of treatments to choose from, however the choices can be confusing to the pet owner. We cover some of the common products and treatments which are available and also some of the common ingredients in home remedies which are used to treat canine ear infections.