Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

The dog or cat is not responding to sounds because of a hearing problem. Deafness is more common among older pets, but it may be a sign of tumors, nerve damage, or toxins. If you notice your cat or dog not responding to sounds, a visit to a veterinarian is necessary to determine the cause.

How to Recognize

If your pet does not respond to calling or its name, and is not woken up by loud noises, your pet may be suffering from hearing loss.

Causes of Hearing Loss

Inflammation of the ear, birth defects, brain disease, trauma, infections, canine distemper, tumors, nerve damage, toxins, and medication side effects are possible causes of hearing loss in pets.

Similar Symptoms

While not all underlying conditions of hearing loss can be treated, some may be treated with surgery. Hearing aids for pets are also an option.

Treatment for Hearing Loss

While not all underlying conditions of hearing loss can be treated, some may be treated with surgery. Hearing aids for pets are also an option.

Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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