Yes, yes... although we would all like to pretend that our four legged furry friend does not have that gooey sticky gunk in their ears- I hate to break it to you, but just like us- they have earwax. However, the components making up your dog's earwax is different than that in human earwax.
Detecting ear and hearing problems requires careful observation by us, their loving pet owners.
And, as much as we would like to think our animals are all unique, all mammals generally share the same ear anatomy. Therefore, basic knowledge of the ear's structure and functions can aid pet parents in the care of this remarkably sensitive organ.
So, whether your furry animal's ears are long and floppy, pricked, erect, or triangular- your pet can suffer from a variety of ear complications.
According to the PetMed website, about 1 in 5 dogs and 1 in every 15 cats that visit the vet suffer from an ear disease, from mild inflammation to severe middle ear infection.
As a pet owner myself, I've learned that it is essential to notice the signs and symptoms of your pet's ear pain.