Several different diagnostic and medical treatment options exist for treating otitis in dogs and cats. It is important that the veterinarian know all of the options that are available so that they can make recommendations to the pet owner.
Otitis externa is an acute or chronic inflammation of the epithelium of the external ear canal which may also involve the pinna. It is a common disorder which may present as a primary complaint or concurrently with other problems.
Canine otitis externa is certainly one of the most common problems veterinarians are dealing with in small animal practice. However, recurrent ear diseases can be very challenging to manage and be quite frustrating for the practitioner as well as for the pet owner.