Ear Infection in Dogs

Ear Infection in Dogs

Cost of Treatment for Ear Infections: $225 to $4,325

What Causes Canine Ear Infections?

Ear infections are common canine ailments, especially for puppies. Most ear infections in adult dogs stem from yeast or bacteria, while ear mites are the most common cause of ear infections in puppies.

Symptoms of an Ear Infection in Dogs

  • Ear discomfort
  • Scratching and rubbing ears
  • Odor or discoloration in ear canal

Ear Infection Treatment

Daily cleaning is a must for ear infections, with antibiotics, anti-yeast or anti-inflammatory medications often prescribed, depending on the cause. Dogs who suffer from chronic ear infections may require surgery.

Most dog insurance plans cover the cost of ear infection treatment, whether your dog requires prescription medications or surgery to correct the condition.

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    Jason Malla 10/29/2016 at 12:34 am

    Two days after we took our dog to a groomer for a wash and trim, she got a massive ear infection. The vet prescribed antibiotics and said the infection was due to water trapped in her ears. We have changed groomers and make sure that her ears are thoroughly dried whenever she is washed or goes from a swim in the river.

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