Types of Dog Ear Infections

Several types of dog ear infections are worth noting.

Otitis externa is a condition caused by dog ear infections and is characterized by inflammation and redness of the outer ear. It is similar to swimmer’s ear but it occurs in dogs. Otitis is a common cause of pain and itching in your dogs ear. Similar, but less common conditions are otitis media which is otitis of the dog’s middle ear and otitis interna (also known as labyrinthitis), which cause the infection of the dog’s inner ear. If the eardrum is not punctured and pus or blood blood are not present, the infection is most likely otitis externa. While discharge is often associated with otitis externa, the color is normally brown or black and is accompanied by bad odor. Otitis-related infections commonly include bad smell, itchiness, ear sensitivity, and redness.

Types and Causes of Dog Ear Infections

Types and Causes of Dog Ear Infections (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE)

Bacterial infections in dogs ears caused by Staph bacteria are a fairly common occurrence but can also be secondary to other infections. Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria that can infect various places of your dog’s body including the ears. Staph bacteria are usually Gram-positive and anaerobic. When your dog’s ear is infected by Staph, you will notice that the standard symptoms of dogs ear infections apply. Treatment should include ingredients which have disinfectant properties 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. Treatment should include compounds known for their effectiveness on Gram-negative bacteria.

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. Similar to Pseudomonas, treatment should include ingredients known to be effective 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 dog’s 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 dog’s 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 checked for symptoms at the same time. For treatment of ear mites, we like borates as well as a target pH range known to kill ear mites.

Yeast infections in your dog’s ears have several of the same characteristics as other dog ear infections, but are characterized by itching and flaking as well. Yeast infections are commonly caused by overgrowth of Malassezia, a type of fungus found almost everywhere.  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. Natural alternatives are also extremely effective on yeast infection symptoms and have few or no side effects. As with most dog ear infections, long-eared 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 a lot 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 dog’s environment.

Here’s What to do Now for These Types of Ear Infections

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EcoEars® is specially formulated to eliminate the symptoms and causes of all of the main kinds of dog ear infections. Our special formula includes several all-natural disinfectants that are safe not only for your best friend but also will not harm you!

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  • Little-known botanical extracts relentlessly fight ear mites, bacteria, fungus and yeast eliminating the causes of most dog ear infections.
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  • EcoEars® has been successful on tens of thousands of dogs whose owners reported mites, yeast infections, fungus and a wide range of bacterial infections.
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  • It takes just two minutes per day and once you begin treatment with EcoEars® the symptoms will improve in 24 to 48 hours and in most cases, totally be eliminated in less than 72 hours. (But keep using it for the full 10 days to make sure it’s gone.)
  • Treatment is very simple and is the same for all types of ear infections. Simply lay your dog on her side, gently fill her ear with EcoEars, and massage the ear base for 90 seconds. That’s literally all it takes.
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Types of Dog Ear Infections обновлено: November 7, 2016 автором: Craig Davis
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