Pet Skin & Ear Infections? Come See City Pet Vets
City Pet Vets can help with your itchy pet! Do you notice your pup scratching his ears excessively? Or maybe your kitty bites his fur and pulls it out? You have treated for fleas but the scratching and biting continues. You may notice your baby, particularly dogs, shaking its head, rubbing its head on the carpet, whining, yelping especially when the ears are touched and also a foul odor in his/her ears. If your beloved family member is experiencing pet skin and ear infections, a trip to the veterinarian is always a good idea.
Animals can have allergies to many things such as food and environmental elements. Even a yeast infection can cause pet skin and ear infections. We all have yeast on our skin, including our pets. It is only when there is an overabundance that an infection occurs and begins to create problems. The issues that arise from overactive yeast or allergies can cause ear infections.
Effective Ways to Fight Allergies
- Food - Common allergies are milk and meat. Discuss with your veterinarian if this could be the problem.
- Grass, plants, flowers - It may seem an impossible task to deal with this particular allergy because obviously, they are everywhere unless you live in the city. Your dog or cat may be able to take allergy medications. However, if you want something more natural, you may try giving him/her an oatmeal-based shampoo bath or wiping the skin with coconut oil.
- Pesticides - If you use pesticides to keep bugs away in or around your home, your pet may have an allergy to these.
- Vaccines - Avoid unnecessary vaccines.
Dealing with Yeast Infections
- Food - As with allergies, food can play a part in exacerbating yeast build-up. Pet foods that contain large amounts of sugar and carbs are likely to grow more yeast than required.
- Moisture - Towel dry by pulling back the fur to dry the skin and then blow dry your pet after a bath. Animals with long or thick fur are prone to yeast infections.
- Toxins - Chemicals can cause stress on the immune system. Stress can increase yeast.
- Probiotics and prebiotics - Often only associated with humans, these supplements will balance the gastrointestinal system.
- Leaky gut - If your fur baby has a leaky gut, there are a myriad of health conditions that result.
Whether your beloved family member is scratching uncontrollably or you suspect he/she may have an ear infection, City Pet Vet has the solution. Our full-service home care clinic will come to you so no stressful visits to the vet. Call us today to schedule an appointment: (212) 581-7387.