Just like humans, our cats and dogs are sensitive to changes in their environment and can get sick relatively easily if not properly cared for. In addition, your pet doesn't have the ability to do certain grooming procedures we, as humans, are used to. If you notice your pet is suffering from ear issues, such as infection or pain, then it's important to get them they help they need with a veterinarian.
At Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital, we want to help our clients in West Hollywood, CA, and the surrounding area get the pet ear care they need for their pets’ ears. Ear infections in pets are common, and we can help provide a diagnosis, treatment plan, and take preventatives to help your pet find relief at our animal clinic.
What Causes Ear Infections in Pets?
There are a wide range of issues that can lead to ear infections in pets. First and foremost, your cats and dogs are lower to the ground than you are. Rolling around in the dirt and debris can cause some of this foreign material to get stuck in their ear, leading to internal ear infections or external ear infections.
Water getting trapped in ears, improper pet ear care, predisposition to ear infections (such as dog breeds with floppy ears), and parasites can also cause ear infections.
Should I Take My Pet to See a Veterinarian?
Visit our veterinarian to get the treatment and relief for your pet at our animal clinic. Our trained veterinarian may provide treatment for your pet such as:
- Antibiotic medications, including ear drops, which can help get rid of infections and prevent other infections from reoccurring
- Ear cleaning to help flush out foreign debris
- Ointment to help skin infections around the ear
- Pain medicine to help alleviate discomfort
- Lifestyle advice, such as implementing a hygiene program
These are just some of the many treatments our veterinarian can provide to help your pet find long-lasting relief from ear infections. It's important to treat ear infections, as they can easily spread and cause discomfort or even hearing loss in your pet, if severe enough. If your pet is suffering from symptoms such as pain, discharge, skin infections, swollen ears, fatigue, or fever, get them pet ear care from our animal clinic.
Visit Us for Pet Ear Care and Relief, Diagnosis, Preventatives for Ear Infections in Pets
At Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital serving West Hollywood, CA, we're here to help your cats and dogs feel their best and stay healthy by providing diagnosis, treatment, and preventatives. Call us at (323) 469-3000 to schedule an appointment for pet ear care at our animal clinic.