Health Concerns

Ear Infections

Just like humans, pets are vulnerable to ear infections caused by many factors in their environments. Animals with floppy ears are especially susceptible to infection as water or moisture can become trapped in the ear canal, causing bacteria to grow. Ear infections can worsen quickly, so it’s important for your pet to be evaluated and treated by a skilled veterinarian as soon as you notice the onset of symptoms.

When to visit VCA Urgent Care 

  • You notice redness of your pet’s ear canal
  • There are large amounts of debris in your pet’s ear canal
  • There is a noticeable odor coming from your pet’s ear canal
  • Your pet is scratching/pawing at their ear
  • Your pet’s ear is swollen