Ear infections are not only a common occurrence among dogs and cats, but also a frequent source of frustration for pet owners.
Watching a beloved pet struggle with ear pain can be emotionally draining, particularly if infections return after treatment. To effectively manage ear infections and satisfy clients, you want treatment options that deliver fast and reliable resolution of signs, as well as a long-term plan in place to promote proper ear health.
How can veterinarians improve communications with dog owners about ear infections?
A recent study highlights the key sources of frustration for pet owners and veterinarians regarding canine ear infections and offers solutions to help improve dialogue and client satisfaction.
EAR HEALTH PRODUCTS
Important Safety Information
EASOTIC® (hydrocortisone aceponate, miconazole nitrate, gentamicin sulfate) Otic Suspension for Dogs: For otic (ear) use in dogs only. Humans with known or suspected hypersensitivity to hydrocortisone, aminoglycoside antibiotics, or azole antifungals should not handle this product. Contraindicated in dogs with known or suspected hypersensitivity to corticosteroids, imidazole antifungals, or aminoglycoside antibiotics. Do not use in dogs with known tympanic membrane (ear drum) perforation. The safe use of EASOTIC Otic Suspension in dogs used for breeding purposes has not been evaluated. Do not administer orally. For full prescribing information, contact Virbac at 1-800-338-3659 or view the Product Insert.
How Important Is an Ear Cleaner in the Short and Long-Term Management of Otitis Externa in Dogs?
Otitis externa is a very common condition in dogs, yet can be difficult to manage, successfully, in practice. Once the patient has been examined and a diagnosis has been established, the choice of treatment prescribed will be the key to success in treating otitis externa.
Looking Deeper Into Chronic Otitis Externa
Otitis externa (OE) in dogs is a common presentation in small animal practice, but while most cases of acute, early OE will respond well to symptomatic therapy, chronic or recurrent OE can present a frustrating clinical challenge.
EASOTIC® (hydrocortisone aceponate, miconazole nitrate, gentamicin sulfate) Otic Suspension for Dogs
Proven results for the treatment of canine otitis externa. Harnessing the potency of hydrocortisone aceponate (HCA), the broad-spectrum efficacy of gentamicin, and the consistent results of miconazole.
EPIOTIC® Advanced Ear Cleanser
Keep ears clean, dry, and smelling fresh with EPIOTIC® Advanced Ear Cleanser.