Canine Ear Diagnostic Exam
Symptoms Your Pet

Has Ear Issues

Scratching or rubbing ears
Head shaking
Strong odor
Ear discharge, redness or swelling
Hair loss around the ears
Head tilting
It’s Time to Get Those Ears Checked

Here’s What You Can Expect

1
Thorough Exam & History
Your pet's ear exam will begin by investigating your dog or cat's history. Our veterinarians will closely inspect your pet's ear canal and search for any fleas or ticks, buildup, growths, skin lesions, cysts, pus, excess hair, or inflammation. They will also note the odor of the ears and any discharge. If your pet in in pain, they may need to be sedated in order to have their ears examined.
2
Ear Cytology
Diagnostic testing is necessary to identify the cause of your pet's ear problems. Once the problem is accurately identified, proper treatment and management can be implemented. An ear cytology is collected by carefully inserting the tip of a cotton swab into your pet's ear. Once the sample is collected, it's placed on a glass slide so it can be microscopically examined. By examining the slide, we can determine if yeast, bacteria, ear mites, or fungi are present.
3
Treatment
Once your pet's ear diagnosis is confirmed, the veterinarian will determine an appropriate treatment plan for your pet. If needed, our veterinarians will also instruct you on how to safely clean your pet's ears at home.
Canine Ear Issues
Cat eye close up
Can You Spot The Symptoms?

Eye Issues

Squinting or holding eye(s) shut
Discharge
Swelling of the eye(s) or eyelid(s)
Sensitivity to light
Redness
Cloudiness or change in color
Watery eyes
Excessive scratching or rubbing at eye(s)
Tenderness around eye area
Common

Eye Problems

Some of the most common pet eye issues that we treat and diagnose at Countryside include: cataracts, glaucoma, corneal ulcers, dry eye, tumors/growths, eyelid problems (cherry eye), conjunctivitis, uveitis (inflammation inside the eye), traumatic eye injuries, and many other ocular diseases.

Eye issues in dogs and cats
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