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How to spot and treat dog ear issues

Learn what causes dog ear issues and what to do about it.

Symptoms

Some very common symptoms your dog might exhibit if they are experiencing ear issues include:

-Shaking of head
-Unpleasant odor
-Redness of the skin
-Excessive ear scratching
-Swelling
-Unusual discharge from the ear
-Scaly skin

Causes

A number of factors can spark ear infections in dogs. Those include:

-Allergic reaction
-Parasite infestation
-Invasive foreign object in ear
-Genetic predisposition

Cleaning your dog’s ears

To clean your dog’s ears, follow these steps:

-Gather real cotton balls and a vet-approved ear cleaning solution
-Fill your dog’s ear canal with cleaner and gently massage around the base of the ear
-Allow your dog to vigorously shake their head and remove all of the solution from their ears
-Use the cotton balls to wipe out the waxy debris from the ears.
-Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 several times until no further waxy debris is found on the cotton balls.

How can I prevent dog ear issues?

The best way to prevent ear infections in your dog is through prevention and identifying the root cause of the ear issues. Examine your dog’s ears on a regular basis, checking for inflammation, redness, discoloration, or unusual discharge. Schedule a visit with a top-rated Dutch vet to talk through ways to ensure your dog’s ears remain healthy by identifying and treating any root causes that could be contributing to your dog’s ear issues.

How it works

  • 1. Choose your subscription plan

    Choose an annual or monthly membership plan with Dutch to get started.

  • 2. Online vet visit

    Pick a time and get care from a licensed vet from home.

  • 3. Prescriptions shipped free to you

    We’ll create a treatment plan to help your pet and deliver it direct to you.

  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

    We’ll keep track of how your treatment plan is going & you can follow up as much as needed.

Prescription treatments, delivered to you

Help your dog live a healthier, happier life with expert vet care — wherever you are. With Dutch, you can connect with a licensed veterinarian online anytime and have prescription and over-the-counter medication shipped free to your door.

Get customized treatment plans that combine medication, education, vet-designed behavior modification (if needed), and ongoing care for an array of health issues — starting at just $15/month.

Top products for ear health

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Frequently asked questions

What is a visit with Dutch like?

When booking a video call with a vet, you'll be asked a few questions about your pet’s health issue. Depending on the issue, you may also be asked to fill out a longer questionnaire about their symptoms and share photographs of them so our veterinarians can better understand what’s going on. You’ll then pick an appointment time that works best for you.

During your video call, one of our licensed veterinarians will talk to you about the symptoms your pet is experiencing, ask you questions, review your pet’s medical history if you’ve provided it, and answer any questions you have. The vet will ask to see your pet and their environment. And they may ask you to perform some simple checks on them if needed.

After your video call, the vet will send you a message with a custom treatment plan to help your pet feel better, including a link to buy any recommended prescription or over-the-counter medications. Place your order and we’ll ship it free.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What states does Dutch service?

As a Dutch member you can chat directly with a vet in all 50 states and access our OTC products.
If you are seeking prescription medication for your pet we currently offer telemedicine services in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

We will continue to service additional states in the coming months — stay tuned!