Pawing At The Ears

Pawing At The Ears

Reaction of a pet itching in the ears, pay special attention if your pet begins pawing at the ears, it can mean several different things. The most common reasons dogs and cats may begin pawing at the ears are due to fleas, ticks or ear mites on the ears or in the ear canals. However, there are many other things that can cause pets to paw at their ears such as excessive wax accumulation, injuries on or in the ear, inner ear infections, skin allergies, aural hematomas and insect bites.

How to Recognize

If your pet begins pawing at the ears, it can be a sign something is bothering him/her.

Causes of Pawing At The Ears

Your pet is most likely pawing at the ears due to an irritation caused by fleas, ticks, or ear mites on the ears or in the ear canals. Other causes include excessive wax accumulation, injuries on or in the ear, inner ear infections, skin allergies, aural hematomas, and insect bites.

Diagnosis

The veterinarian will inspect your pet's ear canal and may test a sample of your pet's ear discharge.

Treatment for Pawing At The Ears

In most cases, the veterinarian will clean out your pet's ears and prescribe a topical or oral medication.

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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