What do I do if my German shepherd has an ear infection?

What do I do if my German shepherd has an ear infection?

How are Dog Ear Infections Treated? Your veterinarian will thoroughly clean your dog’s ears using a medicated ear cleanser. Your vet may also prescribe an ear cleanser and a topical medication for you to use at home. In severe cases, your vet may prescribe oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.

Why does my dog keep crying and scratching her ear?

If your dog suddenly starts whining and scratching at her ears, sometimes hard enough to make them red and raw, she may have a common canine health problem—an ear infection. An ear infection is a common condition in dogs, especially those with floppy ears, such as Basset Hounds and Cocker Spaniels.

What’s wrong with my German shepherd’s ears?

As German Shepherds possess an immune system that can be quite reactive, they can also be affected by insect bite allergies including a condition called Eosinophilic furunculosis of face. In regions with biting flies being common in warmer months, fly bite dermatitis of ear tips is also seen in this breed.

Why do German Shepherds need to have their ears cleaned?

All dogs need to have their ears properly cleaned and cared for in order to prevent problems and infections that can be painful and damaging to your dog’s hearing. Not only is it important to keep your German Shepherd’s ears healthy, it is important that they are familiar with their ears being handled.

Why does my German Shepherd have floppy ears?

In addition, German Shepherd floppy ears may increase your GSD’s risk of contracting German Shepherd ear allergies (causing hematomas); in this sense, changes in anatomy make German Shepherds prone to ear infections.

What causes ear itching in a German Shepherd?

What causes German Shepherd ear bleeding? German Shepherd itchy ears are not in and of themselves a major problem, but leaving them unchecked may lead to expensive issues later on. German Shepherd ear bleeding (also known as ear hematoma), happens when your GSD excessively scratches its ears.

Is it bad if a German Shepherd’s ear is red?

German Shepherd ears that are red inside, give off a dark, waxy discharge or smell bad are warning signs you should take note of. Healthy GSD ears should not smell bad.

Why does my German Shepherd have an ear infection?

However, German shepherds still get ear infections for other reasons, including exposure to environmental elements, ear mites, and yeast imbalances. If your dog’s ears are healthy and pink, you don’t need to do anything.

Can a German Shepherd puppy still have droopy ears?

To wrap up, if your German Shepherd puppy is still sporting droopy ears (and is under the age of 6 months), don’t panic! Give those ears plenty of time to develop and get stronger before taking action.

What can I use to clean my German Shepherd’s ears?

Finish an ear cleaning session with a dog biscuit or other reward. You should not use multiple products at the same time in the ears. However, you can use other Vet Organics products like EcoSpot Hot Spot Spray to treat your German shepherd’s other skin problems.

How often should you bathe a German Shepherd with an ear infection?

If you do need to bathe your dog, avoid getting water inside your dog’s ears. Instead, use a washcloth to clean his head and face. Your GSD’s nails should be trimmed two to three times per month depending on how quickly they grow.