About Ear Infections in Pets
Ear infections are a common concern at Staten Island Veterinary Group. Many pets will experience this type of infection at some point during their lifetime. Otitis externa is an infection of the external ear canal or more commonly, an outer ear infection. This is one of the most common types of infections seen in dogs. Infections may occur in any breed, but are most common in breeds with large, floppy ears or hairy ears such as poodles or beagles. Dogs with allergies are also predisposed to ear infections.