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Does my dog have an ear infection?

asked 2017-04-09 16:09:47 -0600

My dog's right ear seems to be in a lot of pain. I can't tell if it's too red, but I'm worried his ear is infected. Is there something i can give him for this? And how do I check for infection, just to make sure?

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answered 2017-05-18 22:58:48 -0600

Main symptoms to look for at home would be pawing at the ears or side of the face and shaking of the head.

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answered 2017-05-18 14:26:10 -0600

A veterinarian can usually diagnose an ear infection by examining the ear canal and ear drum with a magnifying ear cone similar to devices used on people. This may require sedation, especially if the dog is very painful. A sample of ear discharge may be examined to look for bacteria, yeast, and parasites.

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answered 2017-05-18 20:26:52 -0600

You should never treat an ear infection yourself or you could make it worse. Vetrinary care is required.

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