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Itchy Ears

Itchy Ears

Herbal remedies for relief of itchy ears in cats and dogs to help stop itching and scratching.

The immune system is a complex array of cells that are found throughout the body. Immune cells are designed to function with all other cells to provide a fortified defense against unwanted invaders. The complexity of the immune system requires 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.

Itchy ears are a very common condition that affects both cats and dogs. When your pet scratches and shakes his head uncontrollably, scratches his ears or rubs them against you, the couch or carpet, something may be causing them to itch.

There are a number of reasons that can cause your pet to paw their ears and these include ear mites, allergies to food, airborne particles or toxins, dry skin (seborrhoea), liver dysfunction, polyps, a thyroid condition or even foreign objects that may be lodged in them. This condition tends to more prevalent in hairy-eared dogs such as terriers and poodles.

Other common symptoms and signs of itchy ears include if your pet is tilting his head to one side, has trouble with balance or scratches persistently during the warmer months.

If you notice that your pet scratches his ears frequently, has dark debris in their ears, dry skin or scabs around the ears, there is foul smell emanating from them or they are swollen, then you should see your vet.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies have been used for millennia to safely and gently reduce inflammation, boost immunity, to soothe itchy and irritated ears and to prevent itchy ears, to keep the ear canals free of blockage, to relieve skin allergies, to relieve itching, scratching, redness and infection, to promote ear health, to alleviate ear infections, as a tonic to expel toxins and support the liver.   

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Clean your pet ears regularly with a non-alcoholic cleaning solution to prevent a build-up of wax debris that may contribute to itchy ears

Use a clean, damp cloth or cotton wool with a natural cleaning solution to wipe your pet’s ears

Monitor what your dog or cat eats so that you will be able to determine whether they are allergic to any of the ingredients in their food

Dry your pet’s ears thoroughly after a swim or a bath because the excess moisture can cause an infection

Put a pair of socks on your pet’s hind feet to prevent his nails from damaging the ears or have him fitted with an Elizabethan collar

If your pet has hairy ears, remove or trim some of the hair to allow sufficient circulation of air into the ear canals to keep them dry

If you suspect that your pet may have fleas, ticks or ear mites, use parasite control treatments to eliminate them

Make sure that your house is cleaned thoroughly if household pets are allergic to dust, dust mites or mold

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Conventional Remedies:

Your vet will perform an otoscopic examination or take an ear swab to check for an infection or ear mites. Medications such as antibiotics may be prescribed to treat the infection or cortisone may be given in drop, injection or drop form to alleviate the itching. Itchy ears are extremely uncomfortable for your pet and if left untreated, can lead to bacterial infection and inflammation.

 

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