Dog ear infections are a known menace to dogs and their owners as they can be difficult to treat and are usually accompanied with an immense amount of pain and discomfort. Apart from the sense of smell, hearing is the next most important of a dog’s senses as they are enhanced to pick up sounds at frequencies much lower than the human ear can detect. Unfortunately, dogs are extremely prone to ear infections and even though you ensure that your dog stays clean, it is almost impossible to stop him from running in the dirt. These infections are often recurrent, i.e. they keep coming back even after treatment.
If you notice that your dog is constantly scratching at his ears until they appear reddish or sore then it is possible that he might have an ear infection. If this infection, whether mild or severe is left untreated, it can escalate to more severe problems for your dog, hence it is important that you pay close attention and treat infections as soon as they are noticed. This piece seeks to throw more light on the types, causes, symptoms and possible remedies for dog ear infections, and we will also look at different ways in which these infections can be avoided.