Itchy Skin & Ear Infection

How to Determine a Pet Skin And Ear Infection

How often do you consult a professional veterinarian to cross-check your pet’s health? Perhaps you have not done it for a couple of years now. But honestly, pets are similar to humans. They get infections, and they need regular check-ups—at least once in a year. 

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From our experience in this industry, pet skin and ear infections are the most common forms of diseases. And speaking of pets, we have deployed competent professionals in our team who have demonstrated a history of success in the treatment of different pets like dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, and the like. 

So, let us jump right in and explore some of these anomalies.

Pet skin infections

Over the period we have been offering pet care services in Florence, we can cite about three common types of pet skin infections. They are:

Hot spots (Pyotraumatic dermatitis)

Affected areas become sore, red, and with time, they grow in size. When administering treatment, our veterinarians usually clean the spot and apply some mild antiseptics, as well as antibiotics to reduce inflammation.

Dry skin

There are many reasons why your pet could develop a dry skin. It could result from allergy, bacteria, or even poor nutrition—which is associated with severe itching. Using a humidifier and reducing the frequency of baths often works.

Loss of hair (Alopecia)

Your pet may lose hair either partially or completely. This tells you there are some underlying health anomalies. Consulting a veterinarian immediately can greatly benefit your pet’s health.

Pet ear infections

Depending on the point of the ear affected, ear infections are classified into three. These are:

Otitis externa

This infection attacks the external ear canal and causes inflammation. Typically, Otitis externa may last up to even three months if not treated. And just like many other ear infections, a drop medication works best.

Otitis Media

When otitis externa extends to the eardrum, it now becomes otitis media. It is treated by administering antibiotics through the mouth, or even through surgery if the condition escalates.

Otitis interna

This is when the inflammation gets to the inner ear. In most cases, it will be a bacterial infection—although sometimes it could be fungal infections. And just like otitis media, antibiotics are administered through the mouth of the pet.

Call Our Florence Veterinarian Today!

So, as we pointed out from the beginning, regular check-ups by a veterinarian are very key to the safety of your pet. Do not wait until the pet skin and ear infections overwhelm your adorable pet. Just connect with the best pet health professionals in Florence today for the best experience

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