Treatment for Dog Ear Infection
This will NOT go away on its own. It could be serious if not treated promptly and properly. You should consult with your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Left untreated, it could lead to a middle ear infection (which affects balance) and even deafness.
What to expect at a Vet exam
Your vet will be able to determine the underlying cause. He may choose to examine the ear canal through an Otoscope, looking for things like:
- Foreign bodies (burrs, thistles, etc.)
- Ear Mites
- Other parasites such as fleas or ticks
He may want to run blood tests to determine if there is a glandular problem. Or he may want to do testing for food or other allergies that could be the underlying cause of the infection.
He will determine if it’s a yeast infection or a bacterial infection.
Dr Tim Klein of “All Pets Medicine, Surgery and Rehabilitation Clinic PA” in Mapleton, MN offers this great advice:
As you can see, there is a myriad of things to consider. There could even be multiple factors involved.
Something specific is irritating the sensitive tissue in your poodles’ ears and causing an imbalance of the natural flora. Your vet is trained to discover what the problem is and then prescribe appropriate treatment.
This is not something you should “self-diagnose”. Nor is it recommended that you buy an over-the-counter medication. They don’t work. Just remember –
Veterinarians are our “FRIENDS” – Help them help your dog.