When the dog has chronic ear infection or the infection is advanced,the ear may be completely closed, so the medication or the ear dropscannot be inserted. In this case, surgery must be performed to open thedog’s ear canal. However, it is advisable that the dog gets some antiinflammatory medication first and if the ear canal doesn’t open, theonly solution is an ear surgery.
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To be clear about this, EcoEars is a natural ear cleaner, not a medicine. The all natural ingredients in EcoEars are natural disinfectants which are designed to “dis-infect” your pets ears as opposed to “treating an ear infection.” We are contacted almost every single day by customers who tell us that their pet’s infection went away permanently after years of fighting these difficult symptoms. However, because EcoEars is not listed as an FDA approved medication, no claims can be made regarding its effectiveness for treating dog ear infections.
Causes of Ear Infections in Dogs
For infections caused by parasites, ivermectin is often prescribed. This is an anti-parasitic medication which will kill the parasites and stop your dog scratching. Zymox is another popular medicine for treating ear infections. It comes in the form of ear drops that break down wax and other blockages in the ear canals and leave them clean so that air can circulate around the ear again. It is antibiotic free and, although it works well against bacterial and yeast infections, it can be used as a preventative measure as well.
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Mometamax Otic Suspension is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs only. It is available in 15 gm plastic dropper bottles. Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your veterinarian, even if the pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed. Shake well before use. The usual dose for dogs weighing less than 30 lbs is place 4 drops into the ear canal once a day. For dogs weighing 30 lbs or more, place 8 drops into the ear canal once a day. Therapy should continue for 7 consecutive days. Avoid getting this medication in the pet's eyes, nose or mouth.Different types of infections are treated with Amoxicillin. Aside from ear infections, dogs are also prescribed this medication for skin wounds, tooth abscesses, skin infections, and bladder infections. More often than not, however, Amoxicillin is prescribed to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. There is also another type of Amoxicillin that does not require a prescription.