Unlike humans, dogs and cats have a sharp curve in their ear canals. This L-shaped curve can make it difficult for air to pass through and dry up any moisture that bacteria and yeast need to thrive.
Cats have delicate ears that can be easily damaged. That’s why it is important to ask your veterinarian for his or her recommendations on your cat’s ear care before you attempt a cleaning.
One of the most common ear problems in pets
If your pet suffers from allergies, don’t be surprised if he or she develops a condition called Otitis Externa. This common condition affects dogs and cats all across Australia and can be a pain for both them and you.
Allergies can cause a pet’s outer ear to become red and swollen. When that happens, bacteria and yeast are able to grow inside the ear and cause infection. This condition is called Otitis Externa.
Don’t ignore the signs
Talk to us if you notice the below:
Help keep your pets ears healthy by practicing good ear hygiene. That means regularly cleaning and drying the ears to help minimise the risk of infection.