Posted by HardyPet on 3/9/2015 to Blue Box Health Series
Chronic ear infections, or otitis, is a long-lasting ear infection which can affect any dog, causing itchy, painful ears with a distinct odor. There are a number of possible causes for the disease — parasites, allergies, growths — which if allowed to progress can lead to a rupturing of the eardrum or narrowing of the ear canal. Treatments can include cleaning, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatory medications, and in some cases surgery. This serious condition is growing more common each year and can often be prevented with a deeper focus on the nutritional needs of your dog.