Dog Ear infection Types. What are the inner otitis symptoms
Dog ear diseases and infection types vary greatly and are very important and their severity is catalogued according to what segment is affected. The ear is comprised of three sections: outer ear (the part of the ear that projects from the side of the head and functions to gather and guide sound waves toward the eardrum), the middle ear (The space between the eardrum and the inner ear that contains the three auditory ossicles, which convey vibrations through the oval window to the cochlea. Also called tympanum) and inner ear (The portion of the ear located within the temporal bone that is involved in both hearing and balance and includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea. Also called internal ear, labyrinth). The symptoms that characterize an "outer otitis" are otorrhea (Discharge from the external ear) and irritation with shaking of the head, running or scratching the ear and pain. The violent shaking can produce the formation of blood clots or tearing on the tips of the ears. The dog, when he suffers an earache, usually tilts his head towards the affected side. In "middle otitis", there are similar symptoms and the ear seems to hang more than it usually does. The dog might suffer a lot of pain; he'll be lying down all day, won't want to eat and his temperature will go up. If you want to examine his ear, the dollar will manifest his pain. In "inner otitis", the symptoms are similar to those found in outer and middle otitis, with some nervous manifestations. The dog can make involuntary movements of the eyeballs or move his back in an abnormal way. The dog usually turns around in circles or falls to the floor on the affected side with evident pain. "Secretion" is generally a sequel to cases of an unattended parasite otitis. There is a constant secretion of pus-infected matter and a foul smell. An excess of wax can be one of the causes of great inflammations, which is why you must periodically check for that. If there is little wax, you can clean it with a cotton swab soaked in warm water and, with the finger (never use a hard sharp object), clean well. If there is a lots of wax, dated dog to the vet. Long and droopy ears can retain a lot of humidity, which is why it is important to observe them frequently and, if they're humid, dry them really well with the cotton swab. If there is inflammation (reddening of the conduct), you can alleviate it and at the same time clean the conduct making the following preparation: 2 parts water, 1 part boric acid & 1 part alcohol. Makes it well and introduce a small gush into each ear. Let your dog shake his ear well and after a few moments, clean and dry well with another cotton swab. However, there are earaches that may have other origins, which only the vet we'll be able to discover and which, if left unattended, can have serious consequences for the animal, from nervous lesions to deafness. Foreign objects that are difficult to remove or wounds that net aggressive germs inside are a dangerous. Always consult your vet.