Be on the look out for ear infections
There are many reasons that cause the ear to be sore or itchy and we need to identify that cause so we can treat it effectively.
To do this, we take a sample from your pets’ ear, apply different stains to it, and have a look at it under the microscope.
The different stains help us to identify if it is a bacterial infection, a fungal infection, or some pets even manage to have both.
Bacterial infections can be quite severe and require intensive treatment with multiple medications and regular checks.
Fungal infections are usually less severe but still require regular checks.
If we don't regularly check the ear, the infection might not clear up and may take significantly longer to heal, or worse become a chronic, long term problem.