Ear infections must always be treated! By neglecting changes in the ear occur that impede healing. The ear infection can also spread to the middle ear or inner ear.
If the ear infection is chronic otitis media can occur. Very serious chronic ear infections can even cause incoordination and severe brain disorders.
Certain breeds are known to be more likely to get ear infections.
Important factors in the development of ear infections:
• In dogs with drooping ears or ears that are almost fully covered by a lot of hair, the ears can not be well ventilated. That is why these animals have an increased chance of getting an ear infection. If you can remove the hair on a regular basis, you reduce this risk.
• If your pet likes to swim, the ears are moist. A warm, moist ear is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. In warm weather, the bacteria multiply faster.
• An ear infection can also be caused by an injury to the outer ear. In the removal of hair or by cleaning the sensitive skin of the ear it may be damaged. Sometimes there is also an innocent pimples in the ear, which opens during cleaning. The skin damage can be infected by bacteria or fungi, and then lead to an infection.
• Inflammation can also arise as a result of an allergy. This way the body is trying to get rid of “impurities”. In this situation your pet usually has a skin disorder, with or without pruritus.
There are two types ear infections:
1. The dry infection in dogs and cats.
This mostly relates to the external auditory canal, called the pinna (outside of the eardrum).
Unusual behavior of your pet in a dry ear infection may be:
– Head shaking
– Scrubbing the ear
– Scratching the ear
If the infection is not so serious, your animal will often find it pleasant when you rub their ear. In serious cases, the touch of the ear may be painful and the animal will show this most clearly.
In a dry ear infection the inside of the auricle is almost always red (to dark red) and the skin is swollen. In the ear is often found a wax-like substance or shed. If the ear infection gets worse it will also begin to smell badly.
With ear drops on the basis of colloidal silver, you can treat a dry ear infection very well.
Colloidal silver is used in the form of drops and ointments as an alternative to chemical antibiotics. Especially in the control of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi it has been found to be very effective.
Beginning of 1900 it was demonstrated by Western science that silver has a strong antibiotic effect. Colloidal silver has been used by many doctors to treat bacterial infections. But at that time to make colloidal silver it was too expensive to patent it. At the same time, the pharmaceutical industry developed its own antibiotics, which is why the clinical use of silver fell into oblivion.
Nowadays it is known that many pathogenic bacteria have become immune to the effects of antibiotics. It was also found that most antibiotics also destroy the beneficial gut bacteria. In practice it has been found that colloidal silver is able to kill many harmful bacteria without attacking the useful intestinal bacteria; the intestinal flora remains intact.
Colloidal Silver is also available as an ointment; this is used in skin diseases.
For the treatment of a fungus with silver ointment the skin must be rubbed locally. The silver ointment should remain on the skin for at least 5 minutes. This is repeated 4-6 times a day; after a few days only success is visible.
2. The wet ear infection in dogs and cats.
In wet ear infection ear in depth is usually moist and sometimes pus is running out of it. In some cases, the ear is red and swollen. It “oozes” at the bottom of the ear. Large amounts of bacteria and / or fungi have formed in there.
Symptomatic Homeopathy can be additionally used for the treatment at the vet.
The following agents have proven their worth in an acute dosage – 1 tablet or 5 granules at the beginning up to once an hour – until an improvement occurs:
1. Nitric acid at D6 when secretion with fishy odor is appearent
2. Aconitum D4 at the beginning of an ear infection, also Belladonna D4, if the ears are red and swollen
3. Ferrum phosphoricum for mild signs of inflammation
4. Hepar D30 infection with pus
5. Sulfur D12 when the animal smells extremely bad
6. Pulsatilla C200 with otitis media (middle ear infection) – An acute dose for two days if there is no improvement or addition fever is detected, the veterinarian may need to continue to treat with antibiotics.
Suitable complex agents are Traumeel, Apis cum Levistico D3, Vetokehl Not D5.
Color Light Therapy
The Color Light Therapy is particularly recommendable because touches are usually not tolerated or endured by your pet with a painful ear infection. With Color Light Therapy, the healing process can be accelerated and pain can be reduced, so that your four-legged friends can be healthy again as quickly as possible.