Ear Infections (Otitis)
When your pet has an ear infection, they need care from an experienced veterinarian to get relief from this extremely painful condition. Although many treatments can work well, ear infections can become severe if left untreated.
If you suspect your furry friend might have an ear infection, call Mission Veterinary Clinic in Granada Hills, CA, to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians and get it treated quickly before things get worse.
Ear Infection Causes
Otitis is an ear infection that can affect any breed of dog or cat, as the shape of their ears makes them more susceptible to otitis. Pet ear infections can have many causes, including:
- Yeast infections
- Bacterial, fungal, or viral infections
- Endocrine system issues
- Water trapped in the ear
Ear mites can also cause infections in dogs and cats, but this issue is more commonly seen in cats.
Symptoms of Otitis
No matter the cause of your pet’s ear infection, getting treatment as quickly as possible is essential whenever symptoms present themselves. Pay attention to your pets’ behavior. Are they acting strangely?
Many pets with ear infections start scratching or rubbing their ears frequently. Others may shake their heads rapidly to help them cope with the pain of the infection. You may find discharge or a nasty smell coming from their ears. The ears may also look red, exhibit swelling, or have visible scabs.
Don’t Let Otitis Linger
Pets displaying ear infection symptoms need prompt treatment to avoid further pain or severe complications.
The veterinarians at Mission Veterinary Clinic in Granada Hills, CA, are here to help. Call our animal hospital at (818) 363-8143 to today learn more about our dedication to providing excellent care for your furry family members.