Your Local Vet Clinic and Animal Hospital
4213 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton AB

4213 Calgary Trail NW

Edmonton AB, T6J 5P4

(587) 557-2210

Your Local Vet Clinic and Animal Hospital

Eye And Ear Infections

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Are you concerned about a possible eye and ear infections with your pet? Book an appointment with us for an exam and consultation. 

Gateway Veterinary Centre is a full-service canine and feline hospital in the heart of South Edmonton. Please call or text us below to schedule an appointment

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Ear Infections In Dogs

Ear Infections

 Dogs will display various signs of ear infection, some of which we are all familiar with:  pain, redness, foul odor, head shaking, dark colored discharge at the ear and in some worst cases, you may see a hematoma formation in the ear pinna itself. Ear hematomas are most likely formed due to the animal scratching it’s ear after an ear infection, although there can be other causes. Some people do like to put a e-collar on when the animals have an ear infection, just to prevent this outcome.

Ear Infections Common Causes

  • Bacterial or yeast infections
  • Ear mites
  • Allergies (food or environmental)
  • Moisture trapped in the ear canal from swimming or bathing
  • Foreign bodies, like grass seeds
  • Hormonal imbalances or autoimmune diseases

Eye Infections

There are plenty of dog eye injury causes, ranging from playing outside too aggressively to an allergic reaction. Your best bet is to talk to your vet to see the issue, so you know what to do, even if it seems minor. Common eye conditions include red eye, cherry eye, allergies or a even a scratched cornea. 

Common Causes For Eye Infections

Eye infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or injuries. Factors such as foreign objects in the eye, allergies, tear duct issues, and anatomical abnormalities (like entropion, where the eyelid rolls inward) can also contribute to infections.

Prevention Tips

For Eye Health:

  • Regularly clean your dog’s face and around the eyes gently with a damp cloth.
  • Keep hair trimmed around the eyes to prevent irritation.
  • Protect your dog’s eyes from harsh chemicals, like shampoos.

For Ear Health:

  • Regular ear cleaning, especially for dogs with floppy ears or those that swim frequently.
  • Avoid water entering the ear canal during baths.
  • Check ears regularly for signs of infection, parasites, or foreign objects.

Please book a  consultation at our South Edmonton Vet Centre and we can evaluate and advise you accordingly. 

Gateway vet centre and emergency vet clinic was established with an aim to serve our Edmonton pet community and provide honest, reliable and independent advice that is evidence-based. We are open late and open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We accept walk-ins normally. (Right now we appreciate if you call us ahead due to COVID restrictions.) 

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Gateway Veterinary Centre is a full-service canine and feline hospital in the heart of South Edmonton. Our newly-built veterinary clinic is easily accessible by Whitemud Drive, Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail. We are located next to LA Fitness and CIBC Bank.

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