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Treatment For Otitis Externa (An Ear Infection) In Dogs

Treatment For Otitis Externa (An Ear Infection) In Dogs

In most cases, your dog’s ear should clean and dry with no signs of discharge. Most certainly, however, it should never be painful to the touch. 


While some dogs may produce a little bit of excessive wax (which would be a brown, oily substance in the outer canal and ear flap),  an infected ear will usually produce an abnormal ear discharge, which may or may not be observably present on the outer ear. 


The discharge can appear in a range of colors from dark brown to green to white. The color of this discharge can be very helpful in determining the cause of the Otitis Externa. 

Signs And Symptoms Of Otitis Externa (an ear infection in dogs)

Signs of an ear infection include headshaking, odor, redness of the skin, swelling, scratching, increased discharge, and scaly skin. The affected ear canal may be painful or itchy depending on the cause or duration of the condition. One or both ears can be affected, and signs can be sudden or longterm. 

Causes Of Otitis Externa

Otitis Externa can be caused by many different factors. Some of these factors (such as parasites, foreign objects, and allergies) appear to directly cause the inflammation, while others (such as certain bacteria, yeasts, or a middle ear infection) perpetuate the condition.


Identifying these factors is key to successful control of the inflammation. Unless all the causes are identified and treated, the condition may return. Based on these factors, your veterinarian can determine whether the condition can be cured or if longterm or lifelong treatments are necessary.

Treatment For Otitis Externa

If your dog shows signs of ear smell, inflammation or infection, consider trying Mister Ben's Ear Care Products at  


100% GUARANTEED FAST RELIEF. This ear cleaning solution is the best way to stop itching, scratching, ear pain, and head shaking within a few treatments! 


With this dog ear cleaner, you will notice almost immediate relief from infections, inflammation, swelling, redness & irritations. This is one of the most effective treatments for dog ear infections available. For best results, use with Mister Ben's Ear Wash with Aloe for Dogs.


Always go to your vet to have any issues diagnosed prior to using any ear care treatment.

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