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Dog Ear Infection Treatment

Dog Ear Infection Treatment in Winnipeg

Does your dog have chronic ear infections?  If you are looking for a dog ear infection treatment in Winnipeg our veterinary compounding pharmacy may have the answer.

We have unique dog ear infection medications that are compounded at our pharmacy.  Our compounding pharmacists will work with your veterinarian to get the right ear infection treatment for your dog.

Learn all about it below…

Dog Ear Infection Treatment

Chronic ear infections in dogs can be a very challenging problem.  They can be extremely irritating and bothersome for your pet and time-consuming and costly for you to treat.

Dogs often experience repeated episodes of ear infections.  If experienced too often, ear infections can lead to chronic pain and deafness.  However, these severe complications are rare if treated quickly and properly.

Let us help you get it right.

We will work closely with you and your veterinarian to make sure your dog gets the right combination of medication for their particular infection.

What are dog ear infections?

Canine otitis externa is an inflammatory condition of a dog’s outer ear.

It is an inflammation of the external auditory canal from the pinna (pink area on the inside of your dogs ear) often extending all the way to the tympanic membrane (ear drum).

This inflammation is often due to bacterial or fungal (yeast) infections.

Some bacteria and yeast are always present in healthy dogs ears.  However, inflammation, pain and infection develop when there is an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the dog’s ear.

Certain types of dog’s ears are especially susceptible to infection due to their “closed”, moist and hot environments.  Particular bacteria and yeast flourish in that type of environment.

Other causes of inflammation in your dog’s ears may be allergic/hypersensitivity reactions, keratinization disorders, parasites or even autoimmune disorders.

The signs that your dog may be experiencing an ear infection include:

  • inflammation/redness in the ear
  • pain or soreness
  • a bad odor emanating from the ear
  • ear discharge
  • excessive scratching
  • head shaking

What is the best dog ear infection treatment?

The best ear infection treatment for your dog depends on the infecting agent.

If the ear infection is caused by bacteria you want to treat with an antibiotic.

If the ear infection is caused by fungi then you want to treat with an antifungal agent.

In both cases you usually also want something to help with the pain and inflammation that your dog may be experiencing.

In many cases, canine otitis externa is caused by a combination of bacteria and fungi.

Our compounding pharmacy makes a dog ear infection treatment that contains a combination of three medications.  This dog ear infection medication contains enrofloxacin, an antibiotic, ketoconazole, an antifungal, and triamcinolone, a steroid medication that reduces inflammation and pain.

This combination seems to work very well in treating canine otitis externa.

What is so special about this dog ear infection treatment?

What is really cool about these treatments is that these medications are mixed in what is called a poloxamer-based ear gel.

These poloxamer-based ear gels are liquid when stored in the fridge but when applied to the warm skin of the dogs ears they immediately form a gel.

This rapid gelling action allows this medication to stay in place on the surfaces of your dog’s ears in order to focus the medication where it is needed.

Essentially, the rapid gelling makes it so that the medication can not be shaken out of your dog’s ears by your dog shaking their head or the medication simply running out of the ear because it is in a liquid format.

The gel adheres directly to the surfaces of the ear and does not block the ear canal.  This allows your dog to hear normally.

The other great thing is that the medications put into the poloxamer-based gel can be adjusted to suit your dog’s specific needs based on your veterinarians microbial tests.

To learn more about this dog ear infection treatment please feel free to call our compounding pharmacists at (204) 233-3469.

Or you can ask your veterinarian about it and have them call our compounding pharmacists.  We are happy to work with you and your veterinarian.

To learn more about our other veterinary compounding pharmacy products visit our veterinary compounding pharmacy page.