Chronic ear disease is a common problem in cats and dogs. Appropriate care and a routine pet exam can develop an ear infection. Depending upon the severity, it may require ear canal surgery to relieve your pet. To learn more about ear canal surgery, speak with our veterinarian at Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital in Noblesville, IN.
What Are Pet Ear Diseases?
Chronic ear infections in pets are caused by various conditions and for many reasons, including allergies, which are the most common cause of ear infections in dogs. Your pet may also experience symptoms of an ear infection caused by foreign material, such as dirt or grass, parasites, or ear canal masses and polyps. Most pet ear infections are easily treated with anti-allergy therapy or parasitic treatments. However, untreated ear infections may lead to an ear disease, which may need ear canal surgery. Ear canal surgery may also be necessary to remove masses or polyps on your pet’s ear.
Can Our Veterinarian Help with Ear Diseases?
Ear disease and infections are common pet health problems observed and treated by veterinarians. Seeing a veterinary dermatologist who treats ear infections in dogs and cats can help because many skin diseases can develop in the pet’s ear. Additionally, veterinary dermatologists are ear professionals with the training and tools to treat your pet’s severe ear infection or inner ear disease. Ear disease treatments may include medications, ear drops, surgery, and more.
Symptoms of Ear Disease
Pets experience ear infections differently; many symptoms indicate a pet's ear infection. The most common ear infections or disease symptoms may include consistent scratching or pawing at the ear. If the scratching lasts several days, there’s a good chance the pet has an ear infection. Other symptoms may include head tilting, shaking, loss of balance, a pungent odor from the ear, swelling, redness, or oozing.
Schedule a Pet Exam with Our Veterinarian
If your pet has experienced any symptoms of an ear infection, it is best to take it to a local veterinarian. If you do not have one, you can search for “Pet Exam or Veterinarian Near Me” or call the offices of Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital in Noblesville, IN. We are here to help treat your pets, keeping them happy and healthy. We are also experienced in helping pet patients with ear disease treatment and, if necessary, ear canal surgery. Call us at (317) 770-1111 to schedule an appointment for your pet.