Dog Ear Infections Of Bacterial, or Non-Fungal Nature


Most dogs will suffer from an itchy, awful ear infection at least once in their lifetime. Dog ear infections happen mainly because those cute little folds of skin going down into the ear canal are a great place for bacteria or fungus to proliferate. Ear mites can also take up residence and create problems, especially in puppies. If you notice your dog constantly rubbing or scratching his ears, then you’ll want to take action right away. Lab tests by your vet can begin to reveal the underlying source of the issue, though it doesn’t change the fact that dog ear infections are very common. Ear problems can really cause your pet to suffer, and are usually an indication of a deeper systemic problem. See VIDEO comments, below, from a California Vet on NZYMES vs. a very challenging ear-infection type.

NOTE:  If you have indications of ‘yeast’ in the dogs ears, or have heard mention of ‘yeast’ from a vet in relation to your dog’s ear issues,  OR notice an offensive odor or Fritos-like smell associated with the ears, please see our page about Chronic Dog Ear Issues.

Bacteria are often the cause of dog ear infections with various strains being more troublesome than others, such as those belonging to the Pseudomonas family. If you care to know more about that, you will get a much better idea of how seriously challenging a Pseudomonas issue can be by reviewing this VIDEO provided (bottom of page) by Dr. K. Kenyon, DVM, of Bakersfield, CA. Since the cases she is discussing are about this particular strain of bacteria, her remarks are, “Pseudomonas is one of the worst bacteria we can get in the ears, it’s resistant to almost all the antibiotics”. She then describes the success she has had with using NZYMES® Ox-E-Drops in her practice in the treatment of several cases involving Pseudomonas bacteria. If the Ox-E-Drops can be shown to be so effective with something as difficult as the Pseudomonas, surely it can be counted on to provide the effect desired for other, less challenging invaders.

Fungal Infection (YEAST) is another common reason people choose NZYMES®. Besides your dog rubbing and scratching his ears, you may also notice a strange and often repulsive odor, sometimes accompanied by discharge, or build-up in the ear canal, along with redness or swelling. That offensive odor is most likely caused by the yeast (candida) which is a fungus that creates very troublesome dog ear infections in both the inner ear and outer ear. The yeast didn’t just suddenly appear in the ears; it appears in relation to the fungal infection in the gut.  For help in dealing with chronic yeasty dog ear infections, the Help you Need is found HERE.

Other Dog Ear Infection Types, Such as Mites

People may also be looking for help on “Ear mite infections”. While such ear issues could be helped by usage of our herbal Tincture of Black Leaf product, applied via cotton-bails or Q-tips, the overall issue of Ear Mites is most likely tied to a MANGE problem with the animal. For more information about MANGE you’ll need serious help, and so please see our Mange in Pets page. Mange problems are most often tied to weak or underperforming immune systems; on the Mange page, you’ll see recommendations for how NZYMES® products are the help you need.

See Video Commentary: Dr. K. Kenyon, DVM, on Pseudomonas Infection

Products Recommended for Dog Ear Infection Concerns

Ox-E-Drops (concentrate)

example Ox-E-Drops bottle

Ox-E Topical (2% Spray Solution)

NZYMES Ox-E Topical Spray Solution


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