If you notice your dogs scratch their ears, shake their head, or you smell discharge from their ears, it might be the rashes in dog’s ears case. It is normal for rashes to occur on the inside or outside of dog’s ears. They usually start with inflammation in the outer area caused by bacteria or fungi. However, they can also be caused by food allergies, parasites, foreign objects, trauma, excess moisture in the ear, and heredity. In this case, you may find your dog ears dry and flaky.
In fact, rashes can be very annoying, so these should be treated immediately. Here are some treatments you can do with the advice or supervision of a veterinarian.
Avoid releasing any object stuck in your dog’s ear
If you suspect a foreign object that’s stuck in your dog’s ear, rashes may have occurred. These will not go away until the object is removed. Never unplug or remove it yourself. Ask your veterinarian for a help. Since the dog’s ear canal is L-shaped, the foreign object may not be visible. Special equipment and chemicals are usually required to remove it. Therefore, you need professional to handle it.
Keep your dog’s ears dry and clean
When you find rashes in dog’s ears, make sure the ears are not too moist. Do not allow them to play in the water, swim, bathe, or be petted until the infection clears up. Excess moisture will worsen the condition and make it take longer to heal. In addition, follow your vet’s instructions on how often in a day or week you should clean the dog’s ears. Moreover, ask the vet for a help to make sure the eardrum is not damaged or ruptured. Cleaning the ears with a damaged eardrum can only make things worse. Cleaning them too often may also have a negative impact on the ear’s health.
Give medicine or other medication to relieve rashes
Some dogs may become more violent or will show you that they are in pain. Meanwhile, some other dogs did not show any pain. However, the prompt treatment is important because untreated rashes will damage the ears, from their appearance to the overall function of your dog’s ears. It has been stated above that rashes are often caused by fungi, bacteria, or both at the same time. The vet may ask you to give medicine to treat the infections caused by bacteria. For many cases of rashes in dog’s ears, you may also be asked to use antifungal ear washes, injection medications, and oral antifungal medications.