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How to deal with dog allergies ears?

Ear infections can be very painful and can cause inflammation. When you notice that the dog is always rubbing or scratching its ears, you should pay attention to see if its ears are red and swollen, whether it is hot to the touch, smelly or not, whether there is running water or pus. There are many causes of ear infections, including ear mites, bacteria, and yeast. So how to deal with dog allergies ears?

Take the dog to the vet

If your dog keeps scratching its allergies ears, you have to take it to the vet. The vet will use an otoscope to check the depth of the dog’s ear canal to see if the eardrum is injured. The veterinarian will also do other tests to see if the dog’s itching has other causes. If the dog’s ears are infected, he will apply medicine to the dog.

If the dog is too painful for the vet to examine it, the vet will give it a sedative and clean its ears. In this way, the veterinarian can clearly see the dog’s eardrums and allow the dog’s skin to absorb the ointment.

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You’d better not apply ointment to the dog without authorization. If the eardrum is damaged, the medicine may flow into the middle ear or even the inner ear. The dog may cause serious hearing problems and may even become deaf.

Use tea tree oil carefully.

Although many people say that using tea tree oil can relieve skin inflammation or infection, the terpenes in tea tree oil are toxic to dogs. Animals can only use diluted tea tree oil, usually to a concentration of 0.1%-1.0%. In fact, shampoos, disinfectants and skin care products sold in pet stores are more harmful to dogs.

When you give your dog tea tree oil, you ought to pay attention to whether it has symptoms of poisoning. Poisoned dogs may cause nausea, vomiting, weakness, and even more serious coma, fainting and even death.

Antihistamines can be given to dogs.

If you don’t know what causes the dog’s itching, you must ask the veterinarian if the dog can be given antihistamines before the problem is resolved, especially when the dog is taking other medications. The dosage of this medicine is carried out according to the standard of 2 mg per kilogram, taken orally three times a day. Antihistamines release histamine in the body to prevent inflammation.

It is possible that after you start the treatment, the dog’s allergies ears has not been relieved. Antihistamines are only effective for 10%-15% of dog itching symptoms, so after taking the medicine, you have to observe closely to see if your dog is better.

Let the dog get temporary relief.

The veterinarian may prescribe a short-term cortisol medication for your dog to relieve your dog’s itching symptoms of dog allergies ears. When other medications begin to take effect, you can stop using this medication. Cortisol medications are very effective in relieving itching. Or you can ask the vet to prescribe an over-the-counter ointment with a hydrocortisone content of 0.5%-1%. You’d better apply the ointment to the auricle and the root of the ear to relieve skin inflammation.

When your dog has used non-hormonal anti-inflammatory drugs, you can no longer give it hormonal drugs. Mixing these two drugs can cause severe gastric ulcers, which can cause bleeding and even death.