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Ear Infections

Herbal treatments to help relieve chronic ear infections for dogs and cats.

The immune system is a complex array of cells that are found throughout the body, designed to function in conjunction with one another to provide a fortified defense against unwanted invaders, as well as to provide a multidimensional approach of nutritional factors directed at facilitating normal function and is not intended to be suppressive or stimulating, but in cases of dysfunction, requires whole body systemic support.

Dogs and cats develop allergies just as humans do, and for the same reasons. An allergic reaction occurs when your pet develops a hypersensitive response to a foreign substance or irritant and creates a histamine attack to ward off the invaders.

Dogs and cats are often prone to ear infections and due to their amazing sense of hearing, infections are accompanied with extreme discomfort and pain. Because animal ears are shaped intricately, earwax, debris and parasites can easily become trapped and lead to an ear infection.

The most common ear infection is otitis externa, which is an infection of the external ear canal. Another common ear infection is otitis media, which is an infection of the middle ear. Ear infections tend to affect certain dog breeds more than others, including Basset hounds, Cocker spaniels, Schnauzers and Miniature poodles. In cats, Persian breeds are also more susceptible to ear infections.

Most ear infections are caused by bacterial or yeast infections. Other factors include the accumulation of wax, debris, thick, matted hair trapped in the ear canal or other foreign bodies. Allergies, ear mites, improper cleaning of the ear or impaired drainage of the, ulceration and tumors can also cause ear infection.

Common symptoms and signs of an ear infection include:

Shaking of the head on one side.

Pawing at the affected ear.

When an middle ear infection occurs, symptoms of facial Shaking the head or holding it one side

Scratching or pawing at the ears

Pain in the ear

Rubbing ears against furniture or carpet

Yellow, brown or black discharge in the ears

Ears are red, inflamed or tender

Foul odor from the ears

Cparalysis may present. (Your pet’s eyelids may droop, may have difficulty swallowing, the eyelid could be covered due to drooping skin and balance can be affected)

Ear infections are a serious problem and can lead to hearing loss and neurological difficulties, however, prompt treatment (prompt treatment) can successfully treat ear infections. .

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies are used to promote ear health in dogs and cats, to help keep the ear canals clear and free of blockages, to soothe itching ears and to maintain the normal balance of flora in the ears.

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Clean your pet’s ears regularly with a cleaning solution to remove dirt and prevent ear wax build up

Avoid using cleaning solutions that contain fragrances and dyes as these can be an irritating – use an alcohol-free and non-toxic solution which can be obtained from your vet

Avoid using Q-tips to clean your pet’s ears rather use cotton wool or soft gauze

If your pet has a lot of hair inside the ear flap, ensure that you have those hairs plucked by their vet or groomer

Keep your pet free of fleas, ear mites and control allergies

If an infection is caused by ear mites, add a few drops of olive oil or almond oil to stop the mites. Continue this treatment everyday for next few weeks.

Start cleaning dogs and cats ears at an early age and make it a pleasant experience so that they will get used to being handled

Ensure that your pet is fed a healthy, all natural diet that is free of preservatives and colorants

Incorporate immune boosting supplements and vitamins to your pet’s diet to keep him in peak condition

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Conventional Remedies:

The diagnosis of a middle or inner ear infection is based on symptoms and a thorough examination of the ear, including an otoscopic exam to view the ear canal and determine if the eardrum is intact.

If the eardrum is ruptured or filled with fluid, this is usually a sign of a middle and inner ear infection. Anesthesia or sedation may also be used if the pet finds the otoscopy too painful. X-rays as well as a sample of the material in the ear canal is taken and examined under a microscope to determine the cause of the infection.

The treatment for ear infections depends on the underlying cause and severity of the infection. Very often underlying conditions such as allergies, tumors or polyps may bring about ear infections, but if treated immediately, can greatly reduce the infection. Medications to treat the symptoms of ear infection include antibiotics or antifungal drugs.

Cleaning your pet’s ears daily for the next week will also be recommended, and your vet will demonstrate how to do this properly without hurting your animal. Please use an ear cleaner specifically formulated for dogs and cats that is free of harsh chemicals and preservatives. Independent pet retailers will offer such products.

In more severe cases, surgical procedures which involve an incision of the eardrum, the removal of the ear canal or bony covering of the ear may be required.

 

 

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