Q. Hello, my name is Kathy. My dog has an ear infection and I think it's getting worse. I don't have time to go to the vet. Do you have any solutions?
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Unfortunately you will have no choice but to make time to go to the vet, as ear infections cannot be solved without prescription antibiotic/anti-fungal ear drops. sometimes there is also the need for systemic antibiotics depending on the severity of the ear infection.
Most ear infections in dogs are due to Fungal agents (Malasesia) or bacterias, in rare cases it can be caused by ear mites but this is less common in dogs. the treatment usually lasts between 1-3 weeks, depending on the type or ear drop and the severity of the infection.