Several types of dog ear infections are worth noting.
Otitis externa is a condition which causes dog ear infections and is characterized by the inflammation and redness of the outer ear. It is similar to swimmers ear but it occurs in dogs. Otitis is a common cause of pain and itching in your dogs ear. Similar conditions are otitis media which is otitis of the dog’s middle ear and otitis interna (also known as labyrinthitis,) which causes the infection of the dog’s inner ear. EcoEars Dog Ear Infection Formula is a disinfecting ear cleaner which is highly effective at eliminating the symptoms of otitis externa cause by dog ear infections such as bad smell, itchiness, pain and redness.
Bacterial infections in dogs ears caused by Staph bacteria is a fairly common occurrence but it can also be secondary to other infections. Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria that can infect various places of your dogs body including the ears. Staph bacteria are usually Gram positive and anaerobic. When your dogs ear is infected by Staph, you will notice that the standard symptoms of dogs ear infections apply. EcoEars’ includes natural ingredients which are are widely known as disinfectants and which kill Gram positive bacteria causing this type of dog ear infection.
Pseudomonas are a group of 200 different species of bacteria which cause dog ear infections. Pseudomonas are Gram negative infections and are mostly aerobes. Although Pseudomonas are not sensitive to Penicillin based antibiotics, they are sensitive to others including Ciproflaxin. Additionally, the natural ingredients in EcoEars have been selected due to their effectiveness on Gram negative bacteria as well.
Proteus mirabilis infections are a common bacterial infection in dog ears. These organisms are commonly found in the intestines of humans and dogs, however they can also infect the ears and cause the same symptoms as other ear infections. They are Gram negative, anaerobic, and generally respond to antibiotics which target Gram negative species. As noted above in this article, EcoEars natural ingredients were formulated due to their effect on Gram negative bacteria.
Ear mites infections in dogs are less common than in cats but they are common nonetheless. They are identified by frequent scratching of your dogs ear and a brown substance which resembles fine coffee grinds. Ear mites are tiny arthropods in the same class as spiders and ticks. Most mites are microscopic, so identification normally requires viewing a sample of the discharge under a microscope. Ear mites spread rapidly between animals and just a brief encounter with an infected pet can cause an infection in your dogs ears. Ear mites have become resistant to various insecticides including pyrethrins, thiabendazole and carbaryl, though use of Ivermectin is common in the veterinary community for ear mite infections. Many pet owners, however, prefer natural remedies (either home remedies or pre-mixed) to solve their pet problems because of their relatively low cost and high effectiveness. It is suggested that when ear mites are found, all pets be treated at the same time. EcoEars contains natural ingredients which target the pH range known to kill ear mites.
Yeast infections in your dogs ears have several of the same characteristics as other dog ear infections, but are characterized by itching and flaking as well. Often yeast infections are secondary infections to primary bacterial infections or other conditions such as allergies or even tumors and polyps in the ear canal. If your dog is frequently exposed to water, yeast infections are more likely to occur as well. Dog ear yeast infections are often treated with topical antifungal ointments and creams such as miconazole and ketoconazole. EcoEars, however, uses all natural disinfecting ingredients which are extremely effective on yeast infection symptom and at a fraction of the price. As with most dog ear infections, long ear dogs are more susceptible to ear yeast infections than others.
Some pets are hypersensitive to flea bites and can develop infections due to poor response of the immune system. If your dog is infested with fleas, it is suggested that the fleas be treated in tandem with the dog’s ear infection.
Allergens affect the propensity for ear infections in dogs. Allergens which can affect dogs ears include mold, dust, pollen and certain foods. There is alot of information on the internet which claims food allergies cause ear infections in dogs, however there is no scientific proof available to back this up. In humans, the reaction from molds, dust and pollen is often respiratory, however in dogs the reaction can be skin related, anal gland related or ear related. The dog’s reaction to the allergens often creates an ideal environment for infections. Even though EcoEars can eliminate the symptoms, the pet owner needs to be aware of which allergens the pet is exposed to and remove them from the dogs environment.
Regardless of the type of dog ear infection, when you use EcoEars, you’ll notice the symptoms begin to improve in 1-2 days and be gone in a few days. (You should always complete the treatment according to the directions on the label.) Will it work? It is extremely likely. If it doesn’t, we offer a 100% money back guarantee.