Pet Ear Infections

Ear infections are a common problem in pets. These infections are caused by several factors like viruses, fungi, bacteria, and foreign bodies. Whatever the cause of pet infection, you have to seek treatment before the condition gets out of hand. Does your pet show signs of ear infections? Are you unsure where to start? A visit to a veterinarian will help you address this problem. If you are in California, please book an appointment with Burbank Vet Call INC for treatment. We serve many regions, including  Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo,  Nipomo, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Pet Ear Infections

What Causes Ear Infections?

Pet ear infections are linked to various causes, including:

  • Parasites
  • Allergies
  • Bacteria
  • Parasites 
  • Viruses
  • Trauma
  • Fungi
  • Foreign bodies
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Tumors

Symptoms

Since your pet doesn’t talk like humans, you have to keep a keen eye on their body changes and how they behave. The common symptoms of pet ear infections include:

  • Thick yellow, green, or brown discharge from the ears
  • Unfamiliar eye movements
  • Unwilling to chew
  • Redness and swelling
  • Scratching beside hard objects
  • Hair loss
  • Frequently shaking their head
  • Losing balance

It’s key to note that pet ear infections can indicate an underlying problem. Whenever you see signs of pet ear infections, please book an appointment with your vet for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnosis

When you notice any signs of an ear infection on your pet, visit a veterinarian or call a mobile vet. The veterinarian might use an otoscope to have a magnified view of the pet’s ear. This will make it easier to determine if there are debris, ruptured eardrums, ear mites, or any other root cause. If the pet has an infection in the middle ear, an X-ray will come in handy. In situations where there’s an infection in only one ear, a biopsy will be done to determine if there’s a tumor growing. Since these processes can make your pet anxious and uncomfortable, sedation might be recommended.

Treatment

Take your pet to a vet for treatment as they can determine the right treatment. Whether it is a bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection, your veterinarian will develop the right treatment plan for your pet. Once given medication, ensure your pet completes the dosage and adhere to any follow-up visits.  

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian Today

Because an ear infection can take a toll on your pet’s health, it’s important to seek treatment immediately. So, if you are in Santa Maria, CA, Arroyo Grande, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Nipomo, CA, and the surrounding areas, please book an appointment with  Burbank Vet Calls INC for comprehensive health care services for your pet. We provide numerous pet care services, including vaccinations and emergency vet care, among others. Call us at (805) 623-6990 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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For Emergencies call (805) 623-6990

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For Emergencies call (805) 623-6990