How to Clean Your Pet’s Ears

How to Clean Your Pet’s Ears

I find the best way to clean a pet’s ears is to obtain a water-soluble solution that contains drying agents such as salicylic acid. I find that these agents are often most effective in breaking and drying  up the wax and discharge that may develop especially in floppy eared dogs, and which is often is responsible for the development of secondary bacterial and yeast infections. One of my favorite ear […]






Recurrent Ear Infections in Pets

Recurrent Ear Infections in Pets

Recurrent ear infections in pets can have many possible causes.  Rather than just prescribing more topical antibiotic/steroid medications like Mometamax or Otomax, it is important for animal guardians and veterinarians to look at underlying causes to avoid frustrating relapses and repeat veterinary visits.Many animal guardians will often erroneously think that their animal companions have ear mites; however, ear mites can be easily ruled out by having the ear discharge examined […]






PetMeds® Helping Pets with Chronic Ear Infections

PetMeds® Helping Pets with Chronic Ear Infections

Zymox Otic is one of my favorite nonprescription ear topical medications that works wonderfully for many acute and chronic ear problems in dogs and cats. This product contains natural enzymes that help inhibit bacterial growth often involved in ear infections.  Most commonly bacterial ear infections are secondary to underlying allergies in affected pets. Ear problems are amongst the most frustrating problems to clear up and often recur in many pets.  This often […]






Pet meds to Help Floppy-Eared Dogs

Pet meds to Help Floppy-Eared Dogs

If you own a floppy eared dog such as a Golden Retriever, Basset Hound, or Beagle, you know they can often develop waxy and smelly ears. Many pet owners frequently visit the veterinarian to treat secondary yeast or bacterial infections that often accompany allergic conditions as well. In such dogs prone to recurrent ear infections, it is often helpful to use topical preparations that can allow the development of an […]






PetMeds® Remedies for Dog Ear Infections

PetMeds® Remedies for Dog Ear Infections

This week we highlight questions asked by our PetMeds Facebook fans and answered by Dr. Dym. Both my labs get ear mites/infections on a regular basis. I clean them regularly with ear cleanser then drying lotion. Is there anything more I can do or maybe something stronger I can use to completely get rid of it? One of the most common frustrating dermatological problems in our pets is the recurrence […]






PetMeds® Diagnosing Pets with Chronic Ear Infections

PetMeds® Diagnosing Pets with Chronic Ear Infections

For pets that have chronic ear issues it is important to see your veterinarian to help sort out the many potential underlying causes of this frustrating condition. As discussed in previous blogs, chronic ear issues are most commonly due to pre-existing allergic skin disease, sometimes affecting other areas of the body as well. Most commonly these are due to inhalant/contact allergies and/or food allergies. In dogs with floppy ears like […]






PetMeds® My Dog Has Red Ears – Is It An Ear Infection?

PetMeds® My Dog Has Red Ears – Is It An Ear Infection?

Ear disease is one of the most common presentations in the veterinary clinic. The rest of the skin and coat may or may not be involved in the ear condition. Pets with ear disease can often present with red itchy ears with varying amounts of discharge, odor and sensitivity, with one or both ears involved. The most common cause of red ears is underlying allergies, either to inhalant/contact allergies and/or […]