Scratching, digging and rubbing their head on the ground can all be signs of an ear infection in your pet. The problem can be not only irritating for the pet, but also for the owner as it can often mean a loss of sleep at night for both parties. Ear infections are more common in dogs than cats with many causes and predisposing conditions. In most cases, the problems are easily resolved with medications, but in others, the condition can be recurrent, happening over and over again. The good news is that there are options!
The itching, the scratching and more often than not, there is a foul odor noted with your dog. They seem miserable and uncomfortable most of the time, often requiring multiple visits to your veterinarian. You’ve checked them for fleas. Skin infections have been addressed, but the problem still persists. What is the cause? Why do they scratch and why do they always smell irregardless of multiple baths?