02 Jun

Ear diseases very often disturb our pets. And the fact that the pet constantly rubs its ears or rubs its head against something, showing every time that something bothers it, indicates possible ear pain. And if there is discharge from the ears it is a direct signal that the pet should be taken to the doctor immediately.

Only a specialist will be able to provide professional assistance, correctly prescribe treatment, determining the degree of development of the disease itself. In addition, both dogs and cats have aggravated hearing, which means they are more prone to ear diseases. That said, even otitis media itself is different, with different symptoms and different treatments.

So, the types of otitis media

Ear mite or as it is professionally called otodectasis otitis media - a small mite of microscopic size parasitizes the animal's ear canal. It is equally dangerous to both dogs and cats. And what is interesting is that a cat can infect a dog and a dog can infect a cat. While in humans, such ticks do not take root, which makes contact with your pet absolutely safe. Symptoms characteristic of this type of otitis media itching and discharge from the ear canals, dark in color. It is possible to diagnose by examining a smear under a microscope, when it is possible to see not only adults, but also larvae with eggs.

Malasseziasis otitis media caused by melassezia - normally, this fungus is in the ear of every animal. It also occurs on the skin, both in animals and humans.

But if the norm of this fungus exceeds the permissible rate, then the animal worries about itching, discharge from the ear canals, having a very unpleasant ambergrance, which is certainly not confused with anything else.Bacterial otitis media, which appears when the microflora in the ear canal is disturbed. Who disrupts this microflora? Bacteria in the ear after bathing. And if there are a lot of them, then it is very difficult to cure the animal. The development of a bacterial infection leads to severe inflammation. In such cases, treatment must begin without slowing down, so that otitis media in the inner ear does not develop. Symptomatic symptoms are almost the same as the first two types of otitis, only here added sharp pain when pressing on the ear, sometimes the pet simply does not allow its owner to even touch the ear. If the inner ear is inflamed, then symptoms from the field of neuralgia, such as head tilt, to one side, the pupil changes in size. You can make a diagnosis after taking a smear and examining it carefully under a microscope.

Whatever otitis media is diagnosed in your pet, each requires proper and timely treatment. And it will be the best thing you can do for your pet.