How to treat and help your pup through this common health problem.
Does Fido fixate on his itchy ears? Does he scratch and shake his head repeatedly? Have you noticed a foul odor, redness or swelling in the ears? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your dog may be suffering from an ear infection.
Ear infections in dogs are one of the most commonly diagnosed problems at veterinary clinics. If you suspect an infection might be the cause of your dog’s itchy ears, it’s a good idea to check with your veterinarian first to confirm the diagnosis. It may be bacterial, fungal, or, the result of an ear mite infestation. Ear mites can be quickly determined by your veterinarian and a prescription of Ivermectin or similar will eliminate the mites in short order.
Yeast is the most common cause of fungal ear infections in dogs, but bacterial infections are also quite common. Chronic fungal infections may indicate an underlying issue, such as a food allergy, that needs to be resolved before the infection can be cured, so be sure to consult with your veterinarian to be sure you’re on the right track.
Once you know what you’re dealing with, the next step is treatment. Unfortunately, many traditional medications for ear infections are awfully unpleasant for man and beast alike. Thankfully, Banixx is a gentle solution that can help resolve this painful condition, without the goop, stink, or sting of other conventional treatments. Banixx is totally odorless, so there’s no foreign scent to cause alarm, and it will not sting or burn, so it won’t make your dog difficult to treat. It can be used as often as needed (2-3 times a day is recommended) and is safe around the eyes.
Best of all, once the offending infection is gone, Banixx can be used on a regular basis to help prevent a reoccurrence. To treat, simply saturate a cotton ball and gently moisten the inside of the ear canal ensuring Banixx makes good contact with the infected area. Never use cotton swabs (Q-Tips) except to clean the outer ear. Consult your veterinarian.