If your dog seems to have developed a hearing problem, it could be due to dirt, debris and wax plugging the ear canal instead of actual hearing loss. Cleaning can help.
What to do If Your Dog Has an Ear Infection
My dog has an ear infection, what do I do?
While it may be your first instinct to treat a ear infection with a home remedy, ear infections can quickly progress to a serious, and costly, problem for your dog. It’s always best to take your dog to the veterinarian if you suspect he or she has an ear infection.
A home treatment for dog ear infection can actually make the problem worse, resulting in pain and sickness for your dog. It’s simply not worth the risk.
Regular home care as a preventative measure can help keep your dog’s ears healthy.
What Dog Breeds Are Most Prone to Ear Infections?
Unfortunately, some dog breeds are far more prone to ear problems. Is your dog’s breed on the list?
- Labrador Retriever
- Shih Tzu
- Standard Poodle
- German Shepherd
- Cocker Spaniel
- Pit Bull
- Basset Hound
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Mixed Breed
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel