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Ear Infections

Ear infections can cause a lot of pain in pets and, if your pet is suffering from one of these infections, we are here to help you get the pet care your pet may need. Visit our animal hospital in Livonia, MI, to get the care your pet needs to feel better. We at Sheehy Animal Hospital offer many treatments to help clear up these infections quickly and effectively with help from a veterinarian on our team. 

Ear infection

What Causes Pet Ear Infections?

It is important to remember that pets have a different shape to their ear canals than humans and the shape that they have makes it more likely that they will get an ear infection.  Ear infections can show up for several reasons. If your pet has any allergies, they may get ear infections as a result. Your pet might also develop an ear infection from getting water in his ears from playing in water or after having a bath. There are also pets, including cats, who can get an ear infection from an infestation of ear mites.

Early detection and treatment of ear infections can save your pet pain and suffering so come visit us if your pet is showing signs an infection. A vet on our veterinary team at Sheehy can give your pet any of a few different treatments to help him overcome his infection and the treatment that he gets may depend on the severity of the infection and what caused it. Bacterial and yeast ear infections are common types that show up in pets. It may also be caused by fungi as well as viruses and other infectious substances which is why we always recommend ear cytology with us so we can determine the best medication and treatment based on the results. 

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Pet

It's important to notice if your pet is showing different behaviors than usual. They might start to scratch their ears a lot if they are infected or they may also shake their heads back and forth because their ears irritated. Often you might also see scabs from scratching, swelling or redness in the ear from the infection itself. Sometimes, there is a bad smell or discharge that comes from the infected ears. 

Get Pet Care from Sheehy Animal Hospital in Livonia, MI

Whether you need vet care or an appointment for a health exam, call us at our office in Livonia, MI, to get your pet the help they need. Call us at (248) 615-7670 for Sheehy Animal Hospital. A veterinarian on our veterinary team is here to help.


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  • "I love this veterinary clinic. Dr. Sheehy and staff are all friendly and seem to take pride in their jobs. I enjoy taking my three rats there and would recommend them to everyone I know."
    Cheyenne H / Livonia, MI

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