Pet Ear Disease and Surgery

Your pet is likely to get an ear disease at some point in their life. Most of the time, the disease is treatable using medication. However, surgery could be the only solution in some cases. Does your pet have an ear disease and requires surgery? At Catalina Vet Specialists in Tucson, we offer mobile pet ear surgical services at affordable prices. We are committed to providing the highest standards of surgery and veterinary care.

Pet Ear disease and surgery

The Causes of Ear Diseases in Pets

Some of the most common causes of pet ear disease include:

  • Moisture, which creates an ideal area for the growth of bacteria and yeast
  • Excessive cleaning
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Foreign bodies in the ear
  • Wax buildup
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Allergies

The Symptoms of Ear Disease in Pets

Some of the most common symptoms of ear disease in pets include:

  • Scratching of the ear
  • Odor from the ear
  • Redness and swelling
  • Scabs or crust in the ear
  • Itchiness

How Is Pet Ear Disease Treated?

Before any treatment, the veterinarian examines the pet to look for the symptoms of ear disease. We assess the eardrum and may take some samples of the ear's content for a closer examination to make a precise diagnosis.

If the disease is mild, the vet can use medicated cleaners to clean the inside of the ear. We may also prescribe a topical medication or cleanser to use at home. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial medications can also be prescribed. It is important to take your pet for treatment if it shows signs of ear disease. These diseases don’t usually resolve on their own and may worsen when treatment is delayed.

Surgery for Pet Ear Diseases

In severe cases or when medication fails to work effectively, a vet may recommend pet ear surgery. One of the most common ear surgeries is ear canal ablation, which involves the removal of the canal. Other types of surgery include surgery of the pinna, surgery of the middle ear, and surgery of the external ear. After the surgery, the pet surgeon will advise on post-surgical care to help the pet recover fast and prevent infections.

Contact Our Mobile Veterinary Surgeon in Tucson, AZ

At Catalina Vet Specialists in Tucson, we are a dedicated team that specializes in mobile pet surgery. We first examine your pet and see if it is a good candidate for surgery or if it can benefit from other types of treatment. We have state-of-the-art equipment and we are highly experienced in surgical services. Call our team today at (520) 312-0003 to learn more or to schedule a consultation.

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