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What should you do if you think your dog has an ear infection?

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Always take your dog to the veterinarian if you think he has an ear infection. In most cases, cleaning and medicating the ear canal will quickly clear up an infection. However, surgery can be needed for chronic infections or if forceful head shaking results in the rupture of a vessel within the outer part of the ear.

From: 6 Most Common Dog Health Problems WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 10, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/10/2018

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: "What You Should Know About Internal Parasites in Cats and Dogs."

Veterinary Partner: "Hot Spots (Acute Moist Dermatitis, Pyotraumatic Dermatitis, Superficial Pyoderma," "Vomiting and Diarrhea," "Ear Infections (Otitis Externa)."

Healthy Pet: "Intestinal Parasites," "Un-Fun Facts About Fleas."

ASPCA: "Fleas," "Ear Infections," "Vomiting," "Diet to Prevent Diarrhea."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: "What You Should Know About Internal Parasites in Cats and Dogs."

Veterinary Partner: "Hot Spots (Acute Moist Dermatitis, Pyotraumatic Dermatitis, Superficial Pyoderma," "Vomiting and Diarrhea," "Ear Infections (Otitis Externa)."

Healthy Pet: "Intestinal Parasites," "Un-Fun Facts About Fleas."

ASPCA: "Fleas," "Ear Infections," "Vomiting," "Diet to Prevent Diarrhea."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 10, 2018

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