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
Pet care is always important, but as your pet ages, that importance only grows. Caring for an elderly animal has many complications and many joys. Where they were once active companions who could run across the yard in a second flat, they now have stiff joints, making them move more slowly.
As pet owners ourselves, we at Staten Island Veterinary Group want your pets to be as healthy as possible. Their wellbeing is what helps them bring us joy and companionship. Making certain that every aspect of their health is taken care of is vital for their longevity and comfort.
If you have pets, it’s likely you’ve heard of giardia, but may not know much more than its name and the fact that it tends to cause diarrhea in your pets (and in people as well, if they are contaminated).