Call (07) 3216 0045

Call (07) 3216 0045
Call (07) 3216 0045

Find Us

Find Us
Shop 15 Emporium

Free parking at Emporium

Free parking at Emporium
Free Parking!

Help! My dog has sore ears, New Farm Vet. Part 2

teneriffe vet emporium pet shop animal fortitude valley newstead dog sore ears



Finishing up from yesterday's post on sore ears, today we will look at treatments available to reduce the occurrence of sore ears.

Help! My dog has sore ears, New Farm Vet. 


What can you do if your dog has a recurrent ear infection?

Visit your local vet. He may do an ear examination, take some samples using swabs, conduct allergy trials or refer you to a veterinary dermatologist for further work ups.

What treatments are available?

The goals are to identify the different factors, remove or control pre-disposing and primary factors, reduce inflammation and resolve secondary infections (e.g. bacteria or yeast infection). Generally, your vet may recommend using ear drops that have steroidal, bactericidal and fungicidal properties or oral therapies to control infection and inflammation. These treatments require a re-visit to the vet within 1 week to assess their effectiveness and success. Anti-parasite treatments may take a longer time to see a resolution of the problem. If the second ear examination is satisfactory, your vet may then recommend the use of commercial ear cleaning products with drying agents to keep residual moisture at bay.

It is important that the tympanic membrane (ear drum) is not ruptured before any treatment is given as it can aggravate the problem further. Hence it is important to seek your vet’s advice before you attempt to clean your pet’s ear.

If you are looking for a New Farm Vet, call (07) 3216 0045 to make an appointment to see Dr Nic at Fortitude Valley Vet.