Black and Granular Discharge
How to spot it: Look out for coffee grind-like discharge around your dog’s ears.
What it means: Black granular discharge is usually a sign of ear mites, which can also cause ear infection in dogs.Treatment: You need to get rid of the ear mites as soon as possible. For this, you will need an ear flush, cotton balls or swabs, rubber gloves and ear mite medication. Clean out the dog’s ears twice daily until the discharge and ear mites are gone. This might be a messy affair so do it in an open area and with clothes that are easy to wash. If you suspect that your dog already has an ear infection, use reliable products like our very own EcoEars Dog Ear Infection Formula to provide proper treatment. "I know the cleaning is a little messy, but you are going to prevent an ear infection. Thanks!"
Smelly Yellow to Green Discharge
How to spot it: This type of discharge will range from yellow to green, but you will really know because of the unpleasant smell that’s hard not to notice.
What it means: It might signal that your dog is having a bacterial ear infection.Treatment: A bacterial ear infection can be treated at home with natural products like EcoEars Dog Ear Infection Formula. Because of the rapid growth of bacteria, you should attend to this as soon as you realize there is an issue. The treatment will normally take around 12 days, but you should see improvement in just 3 days. If you don’t see any changes within 72 hours, your dog might be in need of antibiotics. If this happens, it’s best to pay a visit to the vet or the bacteria could spread into other organs.
Dark Brown Discharge and Pungent Odor
How to spot it: In this case, you will see dark brown discharge, but most of all notice a pungent, fermenting-like odor.
What it means: This is frequently a sign of a fungal infection caused by yeast. This can happen after exposure to excessive moisture, for example swimming or bathing. To prevent fungal infections, thoroughly dry your dog’s ears after water activities, especially if your dog has long droopy ears.Treatment: You should take almost the same steps as you would for an ear mite related infection. Clean out the dog’s ears twice daily until you don’t see any discharge and there is no smell. EcoEars for Dogs is a great option (or EcoEars for Cats) that works in 94% of all infection cases. It's also very easy to use by following the instructions in this video. "Sorry that I'm smelly today! Will you please help me clean my ears?"