Twenty Percent of Dogs Experience Some Form of Ear Disease

The shape of dogs’ ear canals makes them more susceptible to ear infections, which can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or ear mites. Dog owners may notice head shaking, scratching, or discharge that indicate an infection. Your veterinarian can relieve the pain and prevent the spread of infection. Unfortunately, most treatments involve touching the affected area of the ear, and animals reflexively resist such therapies. The animal health industry is researching alternate approaches to administering medicines to address ear disease.