Treating a Yeast Infection in a Dog’s Ears

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Generally, a veterinarian will recommend that you clean your dog’s ears one to two times a day with a solution containing acetic or boric acid. This will create an environment in the ear that can help control yeast growth.

Treating a Yeast Infection in a Dog's Ears

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You will need to follow the cleaning with an application of a topical medication like clotrimazole, nystatin or thiabendazole. Your veterinarian may also prescribe an oral antibiotic.

It usually takes about a week of treatment for your dog’s symptoms to start subsiding. However, the veterinarian will probably request that you bring your dog in for follow-up tests to determine that the yeast levels in her ears are returning back to normal.

 

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