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Ear Infection (otitis externa)

Otitis externa (commonly known as an ear infection) is an inflammation or infection of the external ear canal. Bacteria, yeast, ear mites, allergies and hormone imbalances can all cause otitis externa. Once an ear infection starts you may see your pet scratching at their ears, shaking their head or holding one ear slightly dropped. Discharge and odour may be noticeable as well.



Preventing your pet from licking or scratching

After your pet has had surgery or if they are suffering from a rash or hot spot you will need to make sure that you do not let your pet lick at their incision site or affected skin. If your pet is suffering from a severe ear infection or eye issue you will also need to stop them from scratching at their ears and face. Here’s a quick look at a few options for accomplishing that.