Poor puppy! I can relate to this situation, my pup is prone to ear infections in the right ear. When my mother was watching her several years back, my sweetie injured that ear and I came home to a raging infection, oozing pus, smell – the works! And ever since then, I watch that cutely trimmed ear and catch the infections and treat them early. Yeah – I treat her at home, something I only recommend with the cooperation of your vet.
So last week, yup, a routine inspection and cleaning revealed the start of some heavy wax production and that familiar scent. Bam! Out comes the fluids, drops, pills and treats. The treats are for her mouth after ‘treat’ment has been endured. (Oh gawd, that was lame! I’m sorry, my humor is a bit off balance today)
But I do feel bad for the dog in the video – and glad my vet doesn’t just want my money and taught me how to avoid the situation shown here.
“This dog had chronic ear infections. The ear canal had a large ear wax/hair plug that could not be removed with routine ear cleaning. With the use of video fiberoptic otoscopy, the plug was removed and the ear drum was visualized. The ear drum was opaque and bulging indicating a middle ear infection.”
BONUS PET CARE TIP: When giving a bath to dogs who are prone to ear infections, place cotton balls in their ears (gently), to avoid water entering in the ear. Excessive water in a dog’s ear can trigger an ear infection. Now you know (I’ll let you fill in the rest of the G.I. Joe 80’s cartoon morality plug at the end of each episode… he he he)
And now, on with the show!
Ear wax/hair plug removal
Uploaded to YT by vetiis on Dec 15, 2011