Dog Ear Infection: Treatment At Home

Treating ear infections in dogs

Ask any veterinarian about the most common medical problem that dogs experience. The answer will likely be ear infections — those incredibly uncomfortable conditions where a dog’s ears stink and itch. Today, one of the most sought-after treatments at vet clinics is how to treat dog ear infections.

  • Does your dog have itchy ears?
  • Does he scratch and shake his head?
  • Have you noticed your dog has smelly ears or heat around them?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above symptoms, your dog could have an irritating ear infection. Many pet owners realize that something’s wrong when their dog has itchy ears or painful, smelly, stinky ears with a black discharge. If this sounds like your pup, check with your veterinarian as soon as you can to get a detailed diagnosis.

Fortunately, because Banixx Pet Care is both an antibacterial and antifungal for dogs, it provides an easy answer to the question: how to get rid of a dog ear infection. For more information on natural ways to manage a dog ear infection treatment at home, please visit our most recent blog post.

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I would highly recommend Banixx for every pet owner - from dogs, to cats, to horses, and everything in between. This stuff is seriously amazing and has saved me multiple trips to the vet. From hot spots, to ear infections, to flea bites. I always keep this on-hand!
Sunni
This product has been very helpful for my dog's allergies. I also use it to clean her ears. I am very pleased with Banixx.
Anne
This stuff is great. I definitely recommend it prior to going to the vet and throwing money away. We still made sure to clean our dog's ear out every couple of days but this stuff worked miracles.
Hali
Absolutely amazing! Cleared up my Dog's ear infection in 3 days with no odor or drama. My dog gets a lot of hotspots and is very itchy in the summer due to allergies. I can't wait to test it out then.
Donna
I was very skeptical of this product until I tried it. It works great on my dogs nose and ears I love that it's non toxic and it healed his cut right up in a couple days also cleans his ears better then the ear cleaner we got from the vet.
Lacee
Banixx is a great product for ear infections for my dog! I really recommend trying it! it lives up to expectations.
Carol
As other comments stated this treatment is really good. Since it's odorless and it is very watery you would not be able to tell if it is actually working. After a week it looks like the ear infection is getting better, but I may have to order another bottle.
CDO
Another great Banixx product. It was costing me over one hundred dollars every time my lab had an ear infection. Now every time I notice him shaking his head I start putting the Banixx in his ear. No doctor!
Edna
I have a hound who is prone to ear infections and yeast infections, I used this for a week and his ears have really cleared up!
Kathryn

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What Causes Dog Ear Infections?

Common causes of dog ear infections include ear fungus, ear yeast infection, a bacterial infection or ear mites. Here’s a look at some of the most likely culprits that could be affecting your pup:

 

Bacterial Infections

Ear infections are common in some popular dogs, such as the cocker spaniel, basset hound, beagle, and dachshund, all of which have long, heavy ears.  These breeds are predisposed to ear infections because this ear type does not allow for good airflow and traps moisture, providing a fertile ground for bacteria. Dogs that are frequent swimmers, such as Labradors, often succumb to this disease. Regardless of the breed, when harmful bacteria becomes trapped, it can lead to an infection and possibly inflammation of the inner ear — known as otitis interna. It’s important to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as symptoms are detected to identify the type of infection and treatment. Since excess moisture is a common cause of bacterial infections, it’s essential to thoroughly dry your dog’s ears after baths and swimming. Moreover, preventing infections is best, and many ear infections can be managed quite effectively once they are properly diagnosed.

After the underlying cause is identified, treating the infection and keeping the ears clean can help prevent chronic outbreaks.  If the infection does not clear up in a few days, a follow-up examination may be required.

Dog Ear Mites

If ear mites are the issue, getting a prescription for a simple, fast-working anti-parasitic formulation should get rid of the problem. Unfortunately, however, mites tend to burrow into the ear tissue, which means they can literally live off your dog's ear tissue, such as ear wax. This “burrowing” causes open sores that subsequently get infected.

Banixx Pet Care, used in conjunction with the anti-parasitic prescription that your vet provides, will clear up the infection and repair the damage left behind by the ear mites. Banixx is especially beneficial in soothing the damage resulting from your dog's intense scratching with his claws that may have even caused the ear tissue to bleed.

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Yeast Infection (Ear Fungus) in Dogs’ Ears

When it comes to fungal ear infections in canines, yeast is the most common culprit. Even so, many dogs also experience bacterial ear infections that can either be picked up from an outside source (pathogenic) or come from common bacteria on the body (non-pathogenic). In any case, Banixx Pet Care is a formidable antifungal, antibacterial product for dogs, so you can rest assured that you’re on the right track when you use it.

If your dog is experiencing frequent fungal ear infections, it’s probable there’s an underlying condition. This needs to be resolved if you are to achieve a long-lasting cure. We recommend you speak with your veterinarian about potential food and/or environmental Allergies.

How to Use Banixx To Treat Ear Infections in Dogs


Perhaps the best thing about Banixx is the fact that it is very effective at treating the infection in record time without the side effects of other treatments. Moreover, it can be used regularly as a dog ear cleaner to keep the infection from coming back. Many of the available ear infection medicines are not the most pleasant because they (1) are oily (getting onto your carpet and furniture), (2) have an unpleasant odor (this frightens your dog, who has an incredible sense of smell) and (3) burn or sting. Banixx, on the other hand, has no clinical odor/foreign scent and no burn/sting to alarm your pooch, making treatment a breeze for both of you!

Here’s how to use Banixx for a dog ear infection treatment:

  1. Gently wipe the inside of your dog's ear with a cotton ball saturated (but not dripping) with Banixx, 2-3 times daily.
  2. Make sure to coat the inside of the ear liberally with Banixx, and massage it into the ear tissue.
  3. TIP - Soak time is important, so you may need to temporarily distract your dog with his favorite treat or toy immediately after applying Banixx so that your dog gets the full benefit.  It's always good to bring a little positivity into the experience

Results should be seen in a couple of days. As long as the Banixx solution comes in contact with the infected area, it will do the job. Of course, Q-tips or other cotton swabs should never be used in your dog's inner ear. The lining of a dog's ear is quite delicate, and you wouldn't want to damage it, causing further harm. Swabs can be used for the outer ear but should never be used on the inner ear.

Because Banixx is highly potent, yet tender on tissue, it can also be used regularly as a dog ear cleaning solution. You can use it up to three times daily, and it won't harm your dog’s eyes if it should accidentally get in them. If your dog is fearful, due to the pain of the infection, you may begin with a dry cotton ball and gradually moisten it. As you progress, be sure that the inside of the ear is wet with Banixx since it works on contact with the ear tissue. As the ear infection subsides with regular applications, it will manifest as a good pain reliever for your dog – no infection equals no pain!

As an alternative method, you can spray Banixx into your dog’s ear, which, surprisingly, many dogs handle well, without fear. Here are some tips to make the process easier:

  • Bring Banixx to room temperature. If in doubt, run the bottle under some warm water to ensure this; no one likes a cold liquid sprayed into his/her ear.  NEVER use the microwave or any other external heat source!
  • Close off the ear. “Close” off the ear, using the dog's ear flap, and massage the Banixx gently around inside it. This will help prevent your dog from shaking his head post-treatment, covering you and your environment with Banixx.
  • Apply a good coating. A good coating of Banixx, throughout the inside of the ear, is required since Banixx works on contact and goes to work immediately.

If you’re tired of using antibiotic after antibiotic for your dog’s ears, get Banixx to provide the perfect home remedy when your dog starts to develop an ear infection. Use it at the first hint of an infection so that it never gets a foothold requiring a visit to your vet.

Find Banixx in local stores and online. Offering the potency of a dog ear medicine prescription without the high cost and medical bills, Banixx is not only pain-free, but thanks to its affordable price, it doesn't hurt your pocketbook either!

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Dog Ear Infection Causes


Yeast is the most common cause of fungal ear infections in dogs, but bacterial infections, both pathogenic (picked up from outside) and non-pathogenic (such as staph) are also quite common. Moreover, yeast is a fungus, a predominant member of the fungal family, and Banixx Pet Care is a formidable anti-fungal product for dogs so you can know you’re on the right track when you use it.

Ear mites can also be a cause of your dog’s head shaking and scratching; a veterinarian can quickly determine if mites are the cause.  Your vet may then prescribe an anti-parasitic formulation (not expensive and not complicated to use) to eliminate the mites in short order.

Use Banixx as a soothing agent, home remedy for dog ear care and to treat the infection areas caused by the ear mites. Unlike other ear infection treatments, Banixx has no clinical odor/foreign scent and no burn/sting to alarm your pooch, making treatment a breeze for both of you!

Since Banixx is potent yet mellow on tissue, it can be used regularly as a dog ear cleaning solution.

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Customers 5-star Comments Saying Banixx is the Best Treatment for Dog Ear Infections
"My dog Jazzy suffered with ear infections for years. We had tried everything, including multiple trips to the Vet. A friend suggested Banixx and it's changed Jazzy's life! She didn't even mind when we applied it directly into her ears!"Larissa F. (via FaceBook)
"I have been dealing with my dogs ear problems for years. Used this twice and have not had any further problems. She is no longer miserable. Definitely worth the price and then some."By T. S. (Amazon Customer)
"I use this for my dog. He has a tendency to get yeast infections in his ear often. This help heal it without hurting him. Also, helps heal any scrapes or wounds he gets as well!"By Amazon Customer

Treating Your Dog's Ear Infection

Ask any veterinarian what the most common medical problem a dog will experience in their lifetime is, and the answer will be ear infections. Ear infections are incredibly uncomfortable, itchy and can be quite painful.

Pet owners often discover their pooch has an infection when they start scratching their ears or shaking their head quite often.

Other symptoms include a foul smell coming from the ear or a thick black colored discharge, which is typically caused by ear fungus.

If your pup is experiencing any of these symptoms, checking with your veterinarian is the best course of action. Your veterinarian can provide a detailed diagnosis and determine if a bacterial, fungal or ear mite infestation is the cause of the infection. Fortunately, since Banixx is not only an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal for dogs, it’s the ideal product for the treatment of your dog’s ear issue.

For more information on natural treatments and home remedies, please visit our most recent blog post: https://www.banixx.com/blog/dog-ear-infections/

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Dog Ear Mites

When a dog is scratching their ears or shaking their head, ear mites in dogs may very well be the problem. A good qualified veterinarian can determine if ear mites are the issue or if it is an actual infection that is causing the symptoms.

If ear mites are the issue, a fast working anti-parasitic formulation may be prescribed by your veterinarian that should get rid of the problem.

However, mites burrow into the ear tissue and literally live off your dog's ear tissue, such as ear wax. This "burrowing effect" causes open sores that subsequently may get infected.

This is where Banixx is used, in conjunction with the anti-parasitic treatment that your vet will prescribe, in order to clear up the infection and repair the damage left behind by the ear mites.

Banixx is especially beneficial to sooth the damage caused to ear tissue via your dog's intense scratching with his claws, that may even have caused the ear tissue to bleed. Buy Banixx or buy online.

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    Yeast Infection in Dogs Ears

    When it comes to fungal ear infections in canines, yeast is the most common culprit of ear fungus in dogs. Even so, many dogs also experience bacterial ear infections that can either be picked up from an outside source (pathogenic) or can come from a common bacteria on the body (non-pathogenic).

    When a dog experiences fungal ear infections frequently, there may be an underlying condition that needs to be resolved so the ear infections stop.

    One common issue that could result in ear infections is a food allergy. We recommend you speak with your veterinarian about potential food allergies to determine if this is indeed the cause of their ear infections.
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    Using Banixx To Treat Ear Infections In Dogs

    Once the diagnosis of the infection has taken place, the treatment is the next course of action. Many of the dog ear infection medicines used for ear infections are not the most pleasant option because (1) they are oily (gets onto your carpet and furniture), (2) some have an unpleasant odor (this frightens your do-remember he that has an incredible sense of smell) and (3) some burn or sting.

    Banixx, however, can care for this painful issue gently without the stink, mess, and sting seen in those other treatments. Your dog will not mind being treated with Banixx because it does not cause any discomfort, nor does it smell, so it doesn't alarm your dog while treatment is taking place.

    You can use even Banixx up to three times daily, and it won't harm their eyes if it should accidentally get in them.

    Perhaps the best thing about Banixx is the fact that it is very effective at treating the infection. Moreover, it can be used regularly to keep the infection from coming back. A cotton ball that is saturated with Banixx can be used gently on the inside of the ear canal to clean it and/or treat it.

    As long as the Banixx solution comes in contact with the infected area, it will do the job. Of course, Q-tips or other cotton swabs should never be used in your dog's inner ear. The lining of a dog's ear is quite delicate, and you wouldn't want to damage it, causing further harm. Swabs can be used for the outer ear but should never be used on the inner ear.

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    Banixx Is The Perfect Home Remedy

    If you’re tired of using antibiotics after antibiotics for your dog’s ears, get Banixx to provide the perfect home remedy when your dog starts to develop an ear infection. Use it at the first hint of an infection so that it never gets a foothold requiring a visit to your Vet.

    Our ear infection remedy is available for sale in local stores and online. Banixx has the same potency as a prescription that you can get at your vet without the high prescription cost and without the vet visit.

    Not only is Banixx pain-free, but thanks to its affordable price, it doesn't hurt your pocketbook either!

    As always, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By "prevention" we mean being proactive and involved in your pet's welfare.  For example, if you are using Banixx for a particular problem and results are not seen in a few days or, if the situation seems worse--don't hesitate---it's time to consult with your local veterinarian!

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