Itchy Skin and Ear Infections Treatment at Ina Road Animal Hospital
Constant scratching due to itchy skin is a common problem in pets. The causes of the issue often need a bit of investigation to get to the source. Similarly, pets that experience frequent ear infections may be allergic or may have abnormalities in the inner ear structure. At Ina Road Animal Hospital in Tucson, AZ, we offer effective treatment for common problems like pet skin and ear infections.
Common Causes of Pet Skin and Ear Infections
Contact with household cleaners and toxic plants can result in red spots, itching, and even lesions that are vulnerable to secondary bacterial infections. Certain animals may be highly allergic, and contact with seasonal pollen, grass, or other allergens creates a hyper-reaction that manifests as skin problems. Chronic ear troubles may be a result of parasites in the ears, allergy reactions, foreign bodies in the ears, problems with the structure of the ear itself, or excess wax that creates traps bacteria and fungus inside the ear canal.
Symptoms of Pet Skin Infections
You may notice your pet’s skin appears red and inflamed. There may be pimples or sores on the surface of the skin. Oozing can sometimes occur. Your pet may lick at the affected area attempting to soothe the discomfort. Hair loss may occur in affected areas of the body.
Symptoms of Pet Ear Infections
Your pet may show signs of an ear problem by pawing at the ears, shaking their head excessively, or emitting an odor from the ear. Some animals may have a discharge from the ears or experience bleeding from excessive scratching.
Treatment of Skin and Ear Infections in Pets
Testing for allergies may be necessary. In some cases, food allergies can be the culprit. Cortisone creams and ointments can help to soothe troubled skin. In some cases, an antibiotic may be needed to eliminate the infection. For ear problems, our veterinarians may need to clean the ears before treatment to ensure an optimal outcome. Eardrops and ointments can help soothe irritation.
Make Ina Road Animal Hospital Your Tucson Veterinarian
Our veterinarians and staff at Ina Road Animal Hospital are committed to providing quality veterinary care for our patients in Tucson and surrounding areas. We offer many services for pets, including wellness care, vaccinations, dental care, pet acupuncture, and more. Contact Ina Road Animal Hospital today at (520) 544-7700 for an appointment or to learn more about our effective treatments for pet skin and ear infections.