Chronic ear infections are the bane of long-eared dogs, swimming dogs, recently vaccinated puppies, old dogs, dogs with an abundance of ear wax, and dogs with allergies, thyroid imbalances, or immune system disorders. In other words, ear infections are among the most common recurring canine problems.
In conventional veterinary medicine, infected ears are often treated with oral antibiotics, topical drugs, or even surgery. The problem is that none of these treatments is a cure. Ear infections come back when the dog eats another “wrong” food, goes for another swim, experiences another buildup of excess wax, or in some other way triggers a reoccurrence.
Sometimes, old fashioned care is better than the newest antibiotic. Holistic veterinarian Stacey Hershman, of Nyack, New York developed her own method of dealing with ear infections. “These are simple, old-fashioned remedies,” says Dr. Hershman in her article ‘Chronic Ear Infections in Canine‘. “There is nothing high-tech about them. But after 30 years of treating ear infections, I’m convinced more than ever that they are the best way to treat canine ear infection.
This is a fascinating article and it arrived in my ‘in-box’ just when my 5 month old puppy is going through something similar. So when I return to the vets after administering ‘Fabi’ her liquid antibiotics, I shall go armed with this vital information.
Because it appears ear infections are among the most common recurring canine problems, I recommend you grab a coffee and take a 5 minute break and have a read of this article. It’ll be worth it!