Ear disease is a common problem we see quite often in our patients. This is a photo of a dog taken under sedation for diagnostic testing and treatment. This pet’s ears were oozing a dark foul-smelling liquid. As the ears were cleaned under sedation, large amount of inflammation was noted in the eat tissue.
In most cases, ear infections have an underlined cause. Sometimes the cause is quickly identified, and sometimes the cause is only revealed after extensive testing.
This case has been very expensive for the owners and is another reason we recommend pet insurance. “Nationwide wellness plan” is the insurance and plan we recommend.