Redness and swelling at the back of the ear and neck part
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The combination of these signs suggests that your dog may be suffering from an ear infection, possibly an otitis externa, which is an infection of the outer ear canal. This is often caused by bacteria or yeast, and can be exacerbated by moisture, allergies, or foreign bodies in the ear. It may be worsening or spreading, potentially leading to a more systemic issue.
Please keep the affected area clean and dry. Gently wipe around the ear with a soft, damp cloth, but avoid inserting anything into the ear canal.
And given the severity and duration of the symptoms, along with the new signs of lethargy and difficulty in breathing, it is crucial to seek veterinary attention as soon as possible. These symptoms can indicate a more serious condition that requires prompt treatment.
His ear will be carefully cleaned to remove dirt, discharge, and ear wax after your veterinarian has assessed the type and severity of the ear infection he is experiencing. They might use topical treatment or clean the ears with a medicated cleanser. The veterinarian might recommend oral antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs for him in more serious situations.
Remember, ear infections can be painful and uncomfortable for your dog, and early intervention can prevent more serious complications. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.