Ear Infection

Ear infections are highly common in pets. There are several signs that you may see if your pet has one. A pet ear infection can cause a lot of discomfort and pain, so it's a good idea to see a veterinarian when you believe your pet is suffering from one. Some things can be done to make the duration of the infection shorter and reduce its severity. There are some over-the-counter medications, but many pets need a prescription medication to fight the infection. If you suspect an ear infection in your furry friend, contact Westside Animal Hospital in Augusta to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hawkins.

Symptoms of an Ear Infection in Dogs

In dogs, there are a lot of symptoms that can be present when there is an ear infection. A dog who is whining a lot, scratching at his ears, or shaking his head may have one. These are early symptoms that can tell you that a pet ear infection is developing. There may be a dark discharge that comes from the affected ear, and there may be an odor from the ear. The ear canal may look swollen and red, and he may have obvious itchiness of the ear or show signs of pain. The ears may also have scabs on them or crusting.

Symptoms in Cats

Cats with an ear infection may have some of the same symptoms as dogs, or they may be a little different. Cats with an ear infection may have a discharge from the ears that is yellow or black. They may tilt their head a lot or have an obvious loss of hearing. They may have a discharge from the ear that looks like coffee grounds. The ear flap may be swollen or red, and there may be a waxy buildup around the canal of the affected ear. Many cats also experience disorientation and may often lose their balance because of the infection.

See Our Veterinarian for Pet Ear Infection Treatment

If you would like to have your pet's ears examined, contact Westside Animal Hospital in Augusta. Dr. Hawkins will perform a comprehensive exam and create an appropriate treatment plan to help your furry friend. Call our team today at (706) 738-4589 to schedule your appointment.

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