Pets are part of the family and often they do need medical attention. When your pet is dealing with ear infections or other ear issues, it is important to remember that a great veterinarian can help get your pet into the best health possible. For those in the Clearwater area, Dr. Stenzel and the rest of our staff at Clearwater Animal Clinic can help take care of all your pets.
What Are Ear Infections in Pets?
Pets are susceptible to many different infections, and the ears are areas where infections commonly take hold. Ear infections in pets can be the result of a few different factors including things like ear mites, internal infection, illness, and more. These are all factors that can lead to infection in the ears of your pets and making sure that your pets are healthy and happy.
Your veterinarian can help make sure that your pets are healthy and that any infection is taken care of before it gets too serious. Infections in the ears can be painful, they can be irritating, and they can cause permanent damage to the ears and to pets overall. Ear infections are painful and uncomfortable for your pet and treating them is a must.
How to Treat Ear Infections in Pets
There are a few different ways that your veterinarian might approach an ear infection to treat it. For starters, the vet is going to try to find the source of the infection. He will flush and clean the ear to better visualize the ear drum, and will ask about any symptoms your pet has been exhibiting. Oftentimes when pets have ear infections, they whine and scratch at their infected ears. There may also be discharge that comes from infected ears. Pets with active ear infections also tend to have a fever or be lethargic.
When left untreated, an ear infection can lead to infection in other parts of the body, it can lead to pain and discomfort, and it can lead to hearing loss in the affected ear. It is important that if your pets have ear infections or if you feel that they are suffering from ear infections, that you take them to the vet as soon as possible to take care of the infection and make sure that they are healthy and happy.
For those in the Clearwater area, Dr. Stenzel here at Clearwater Animal Clinic can help with all the ear infections that your pets may be dealing with and help your pets be as happy and as healthy as possible. For more information, visit us online to find out more about what services we offer, what we can do for your pets, and to set up an appointment.