Ear Infections

Several breeds are prone to ear infections, most breeds with floppy ears and those who like to swim are the most susceptible. Many dogs who do get them can be chronic about it.

It is important to check your dog's ears regularly. The ear should be light pink or flesh-toned and clean, and there should be no odor coming from the ear or the ear canal.

Additional Information / Resources:
  • Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats (Otitis Externa) — Learn more about ear infections in dogs and cats (Otitis Externa). Watch the following video from VetVid.com where testing & diagnosis and therapies & treatment are discussed. This video is NOT meant to replace the advice of your regular vet.
  • Causes, Signs And Treatments For Dog Ear Infections
  • Ear Infections - Otitis Externa — From Marvistavet

  • Note: This section of Canada's Guide to Dogs is intended as a source of information only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional care. Always consult with your Veterinarian about health related matters.