Top 3 Treatments for Itchy Dog Ears

Itchy, sore, and smelly ears aren’t fun for you or your dog. There are several reasons your dog could have overly itchy ears but the most common ones include season allergies and ear infections. Give your pup some relief by using one of the three itchy ear treatments below.

  1. Otomax
    Otomax can be used to treat outer ear infections in your dog. This treatment is particularly useful for treating bacterial infections by combating bacteria while also soothing inflammation. This product should not be used if your pet is experiencing a fungal or viral infection. Otomax is administered by applying several drops of the antibiotic ointment into each ear.
  2. Amoxicillin
    Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that can be used to treat your dog’s ear infection. In addition to ear infection, Amoxicillin can also treat a skin infection, urinary tract infection, and dental infections. Typically, Amoxicillin is administered by oral pill, but drops are also available if your pup has a hard time taking medication.
    If your pup has seasonal allergies that result in frequent scratching or even cause ear discharge or odor, ask your vet about APOQUEL. APOQUEL works fast to provide itch relief to your dog and is administered through a small pill. This medication is not a steroid or antihistamine, so side effects are less severe.

Itchy and sore ears can make your dog miserable so don’t wait to treat allergy symptoms or infections. Ask your vet about prescription medication treatments so you can give your dog quick relief.

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