Inflammation of the middle/inner ear in dogs and cats

Otitis media and otitis media are common ear problems in cats and dogs. The most common cause is an infection. If your dog / cat has had ear mites for a long time, or has a tumor in the ear, or has a foreign object in the ear (grass seeds, insects …) can create an environment for bacteria to grow.

Dogs with long and drooping ears are often prone to otitis media/inner ear infections such as Cocker Spaniel, Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Labrador Retriever, Springer Spaniel… In addition, dogs/cats with otitis media/inner ear infections can be caused by abnormalities in the ear canal. Ear structure or immune imbalance, or eardrum is damaged so bacteria can migrate down to the middle/inner ear. Excessive cleaning when animals have otitis externa is also a cause of deeper otitis.

Signs of otitis media/internal otitis media depend on the severity and extent of the infection. Some animals show no outward signs. Some present with reluctance to chew, pain when opening the mouth, head shaking, ear stroking, head tilt, loss of balance, hearing loss. In addition, the animal has other manifestations of just like lying; red, swollen, and foul-smelling ears; vomiting and nausea, salivation on one side of the mouth, pulling on the third eyelid…

Otitis media/inner ear is a rather serious disease. If your dog/cat is vomiting or unable to eat, he or she will need fluids to prevent dehydration and control vomiting. Treating the right cause is very important. The doctor will prescribe the appropriate medications, antibiotics if the inflammation is caused by bacteria or antifungal if it is caused by a fungus. The treatment time can last from 6-8 weeks, so it is very necessary to cooperate well from the owner. If the animal has lost its balance, you should limit your baby’s movement, especially going up the stairs, and using your hands to feed will limit nausea. In severe cases, the animal may need surgery.

It’s serious, but you can easily prevent otitis media with simple measures: How to clean the ears properly?, prevent ear mites, treat as soon as symptoms appear. Dogs and cats, cooperate well with BSTY in the treatment process. Hopefully with the above information, you will have more reasons to keep your baby’s ears clean, always fragrant, always healthy! Take care of your pet with DANNY PET CLINIC!

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