Combatting Chronic Ear Infections In Dogs: The DermVet Way

If you’re a dog owner, you’ve likely faced the troubling and often recurring issue of ear infections in your furry friend. Chronic ear infections in dogs are not just a cause for discomfort but can also lead to more serious health issues if left untreated.

At DermVet, we understand the importance of tackling this problem head-on, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

Symptoms to Watch Out For

As a responsible pet owner, you should be aware of the symptoms of ear infections. These include:

  • Redness and swelling in the ear
  • Discharge from the ear
  • Foul smell from the ear
  • Shaking of the head or scratching at the ear
  • Whining or discomfort when the ear is touched

We understand that spotting ear diseases can be difficult as they are hidden deep inside the ear, but you play a crucial role in your dog’s health. Regularly check your dog’s ears for signs of infection and seek veterinary care at the first sign of trouble.

Remember, early intervention can prevent the infection from becoming chronic, so if you’ve noticed these symptoms in your pet, it’s vital that you get in touch and book an appointment with our small animal skin and ear experts before symptoms worsen.

Preventative Measures

Prevention is always better than cure. Here are some tips to help prevent ear infections in your dog:

  • Regular ear cleaning with a vet-recommended solution
  • Keeping ears dry, especially after bathing or swimming
  • Regular check-ups, especially for breeds prone to ear issues
  • Maintaining overall health through a balanced diet and regular exercise

At DermVet, we’re committed to providing the best care for your furry family member. If you suspect your dog is suffering from a chronic ear infection, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Give us a call on 0116 326 0402 or email via Alternatively, fill in the contact form here to send us your details and register as a client. Together, we can ensure your dog’s ears stay healthy and infection-free.