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Ear Infections may not always be obvious

Ear Infections may not always be obvious

Dog and cat ears are different to ours. Because they have a very deep ear canal, it’s possible they can be harbouring an infection that you are not aware of. Occasionally they can `catch’ ear infections from other animals as is the case with ear mites, but in most cases, and particularly in older dogs, infections develop when the environment in the ear allows the local flora, normally not a concern in small numbers, to fluorish. It’s therefore a good idea to check your dogs ear regularly especially if they have floppy ears or like to swim. If you notice that their ears are dirty or smelly, or if they are shaking their head or scratching at their ears, it may be worth getting them checked. Overly enjoying an ear rub may be a sign of itchy ears. Sometimes the only way to identify an ear infection is with an otoscope that allows us to examine the entire length of a dog’s ear canal. Ear infections are usually straightforward to treat and preventable with regular cleaning protocols. Sometimes recurrent ear infections can be an indication of an underlying food allergy and dietary modification may be necessary.

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I have been a patient of Yeronga Vet Clinic for over 20 years and wouldn’t go anywhere else. Dr Lisca and the team are second to none. Recently my 3 year old Labradoodle Daisy ruptured her cruciate ligament and underwent surgery. The professionalism and care Daisy received was top class. I would recommend Yeronga Vet Clinic to anyone looking for a great vet service for their fur baby.

We first came to Yeronga Veterinary Surgery nearly 4 years ago, carrying our tiny black Labrador puppy Delilah in, hoping to find some guidance and caring attention, and just a little bit of shared dog-madness. Well, we were in luck, and we have never looked back. The team at Yeronga Vet Surgery have been nothing short of exceptional at every step of our journey with them. From the basics of preventative care to important surgeries (and the odd mini-emergency thanks to our hungry labradors…) everyone has been both professional and welcoming, and more importantly, extremely good at their jobs! I am constantly blown away by the care and attention we receive, and the fact that our dogs cry with excitement when we pull into the street says it all. We’ve never had dogs who are so excited to visit the vet. We can’t recommend the team highly enough – they are exceptional.

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Yeronga Vet have alway been wonderful in their professionalism and care over the years for those furrier members of the family, adding a healthy dose of genuine sympathy for those less routine difficult visits.

Ear Infections may not always be obvious
Dog and cat ears are different to ours. Because they have a very deep ear canal, it’s possible they can be harbouring an infection that