Dogs at Risk for Yeast Infections in Ears

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Yeast might be common in all dogs, but when it comes to ear infections, certain breeds are at higher risk.

Dogs at Risk for Yeast Infections in Ears

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Infection is more likely in breeds with long, pendulous ears — such as Basset Hounds, Cocker Spaniels and English Setters — because their ears are more likely to trap in moisture.

Because of the role moisture plays in yeast growth, dogs in warm, high-humidity climates may also be at a slightly higher risk of infection.

Other at-risk dogs include those with weakened immune systems, allergies, hormonal imbalances, high levels of earwax or who are taking medications such as glucocorticoids (prednisone) or antibiotics.

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