All dogs ear infections may have some or all of these symptoms, however there are subtle differences in symptoms between infections. ie. dog yeast infections are accompanied by flaking in the outer ear. Also, a dog can have more than one infection in her ear (called a secondary infection.) It is suggested for all of these symptoms that an all natural, wide spectrum ear product be used.
While dog ear infections can occur in any dog, they are far more common in long ear dogs. Ear infections can affect the outer ear, middle ear, or eardrum. Otitis externa, infection of your dogs outer ear, is known as swimmers ear in humans. Through identification of the symptoms, one can narrow down the cause of the infection and find a suitable treatment. Common symptoms for your dog’s ear infection include:
- Dog ear pain
- Sensitive when you touch the area around your dogs ears
- Dog whines or cries periodically
- Atypical eye motions
- Your dog frequently shakes her head
- Tilting of the dog’s head to one side
- Your dog is constantly scratching or rubbing her ears
- Your dog is whining or crying or yelping
- There is bad smell coming from dog’s ear
- You see drainage in your dogs ear
- The dogs ear is oozing thick gook or gunk of any color
- There is a brown or black or yellow discharge from the dogs ear.
- You can see redness in the outer ear area
- There is blood coming from the ear