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Ear infections can be quite serious for your pet, so it is important to get regular wellness checkups and also to watch for symptoms of distress. Our vets in Overland Park can quickly discover and diagnose any problems with your pet’s ears and may identify underlying health issues or disease (like seborrheic dermatitis or thyroid disease), that may be causing ear infections.
Examination and assessment allow our vets near Overland Park KS to relieve your pet’s current ear infection symptoms and help prevent ear infections from recurring. Regular ear cleaning is also a crucial preventative measure. Be sure to seek immediate care for pet ear infections, which are typically painful for your animal companion. Allergies and skin problems often cause or accompany ear infections. If you notice signs of ear infection in your pet, contact our veterinary clinic right away. Ear infection can worsen to involve the exterior ear, middle ear, and inner ear and can lead to deafness.
Ear infections can make your pet miserable and you may see the following ear infection warning signs:
Our vets near Overland Park KS will examine your pet’s ears, look for the physical symptoms above and observe behavior. We will clean your pet’s ears and may take a sample of debris or earwax to determine if bacteria, yeast or ear mites are present. If your pet is in pain, we may use sedation to allow a thorough examination of the ears. Further testing may be needed to pinpoint the exact type of bacteria so that the proper antibiotic can be prescribed. Digital x-rays may also be taken to view the extent of the infection, which may be of the external, middle and/or inner ear.
Typical treatments for various types of pet ear infection at our local veterinary clinic include:
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