Pseudomonas Otitis is a condition found in dogs that can be incredibly painful and tricky to treat.
There are many different causes pseudomonas otitis, and tumours can be a cause due to them causing occlusion of the ear canal. However, the majority of cases are due to mismanagement of an otitis that originally started as a yeast or staphylococcal infection.
So, how can we treat Pseudomonas Otitis?
At DermVet there are several options when it comes to treatment.
The majority of cases can be cured medically at Dermvet with the help of deep ear cleaning using the video Otoscopy, high doses of steroids and biofilm-busting ear cleaners and topical antibiotics, but some do indeed end up needing TECA-LBO surgery.
If we need to remove all the diseased and painful tissue in order to end the pain, we can look at performing a Total Ear Canal Ablation and Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-LBO).
The surgery involves removing the whole of the vertical and horizontal canal, the integument that is adherent to the bone at the opening of the middle ear, the ear drum and part of the lateral wall of the middle ear. Afterwards, we will thoroughly clean out the middle ear and removing the diseased middle ear lining with a curette.
If you would like to speak to us about how we can help your dog, get in touch today.