We saw Coco initially for a weight check (being a pug she does love her food!) but it was noted that her ears were rusty and seemed to be itchy. After a quick check, an ear infection was confirmed and we sent Coco home with some ear medications and booked a revisit appointment.
Ear infections can have a range of symptoms including:
- Redness inside the ear, or even a thickening of the skin
- Discharge - this can be yellow, dark brown, black or even green
- Head shaking, scratching at the ears
- Unpleasant or unusual odour
- Pain on touching ears
Despite her owner’s compliance with her medication, Coco's ear infection was quite persistent and took a few weeks to resolve. But she was such a good patient with her medications and ear checks; she would sit so well during consultations and gave everyone a big puggy smile, which always brightened our day.
Ear infections are common, so are persistent ear infections. One handy tip to remember is that even if you feel that the issue is taking a while to resolve, don't stop giving the medication unless your Veterinarian says otherwise. Give us a call, we can dispense advice or help you book your pet in for another assessment.