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Symptoms of the early onset of possible ear infection:

The dog sporadically shakes its head

The dog tilts its head slightly to the side

The infected ear drops slightly

The dog keeps on scratching/rubbing the infected ear 

Symptoms of aggravated ear infection which requires veterinary intervention:


A foul odour emanates from the ear

Loss of balance


Aggressive when ears or head are touched

Circling to the one side

Discharge from the ear

Redness (inflammation) of the ear flap


If the early onset of ear infection is noticed, the following remedy might stop it from getting out of hand:

Use, for instance, Epi-Otic or a similar product

Shake bottle before use

Squeeze the bottle gently, but apply liberally to the ear canal

Gently massage the base of the ear

Wipe the interior of the ear flap and accessible parts with cotton wool soaked in Epi-Otic

Can be used twice or three times per week


If it doesn't clear, consult your Veterinarian. The infection will have to be treated with something like Otomax Ear Drops Suspension that has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal activity. It is a prescription drug which your Veterinarian will have to prescribe.

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