Ear infections are a common cause of distress in our pet dogs. Allergy is the trigger in many cases making for a frustrating and persistent problem for owners and dogs.
We are often presented with ears that have been infected for prolonged periods with narrowed painful ear canals. A proper evaluation and cleaning before attempting treatment is often not possible during a consultation. A dogs long ear canal is tricky to see down to the ear drum even when healthy. If medical treatments are not succeeding then a deep clean and assessment of the ear drum with video otoscopy can be very helpful in providing treatment, diagnostics and a prognosis for your pet.