We recently discovered that ear infections are one of the most commonly searched ailments when it comes to dogs.
So this week, we’d like to share with you a few facts we find most interesting, from what to look out for, how to protect against infections, and even the true body language of your dogs ears!
Sings of ear issues to look out for
Ear Mites or Infection?
Ear mites aren’t the only reason your dog might have discomfort in their ears, so how do you know if your problem is dog ear mites or an ear infection?
Ear infections are common in dogs and can have many different causes. They can be caused by a yeast infection, a bacterial infection, or even secondary to an allergic skin disease. It’s best to consult with your vet who can examine your dog and rule out other potential causes by looking at your dog’s ear wax down the microscope.HELP PREVENT EAR INFECTIONS
Ear mites in dogs may not be as deadly as ticks or heartworms, but they can still make life very unpleasant for your furry friend.
For your beloved dog or puppy, ear mites can cause intense ear irritation and discomfort. These tiny parasites feed on wax and oils in your dog’s ear canals and can result in head shaking or scratching, rubbing of the ears and secondary ear infections.
How pooch can get ear mites?
Contact with other dogs or cats with ear mites is typically what causes ear mites to be transmitted to your pet. Young dogs are also more likely to develop ear mite infestations.
When one puppy or dog is infested, the mites can get onto bedding or transfer directly from dog to dog through play and socialising. As dogs like to play together, the mites find it easy to make their move to a new host.
Our findings & Solution
Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, our whole herring treats provides numerous health benefits to your dog or cat. It’s no wonder why our whole herring for cats and dogs is so popular among pets and pet parents! But the best product is our Plant-based Organic Omega-3 oil.
Many dogs are now deficient in Omega 3. All kibble foods, and indeed some raw foods, are high in omega 6, which is unbalanced for dogs health. A balance of omega oils (3, 6 and 9), is required, which would naturally be obtained by consuming whole prey. OMEGATRON OIL is packed with linseeds, which contain a high amount of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), which needs to be converted to EPA Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) to be used by the body.
However, even though animal-based sources of omega oils may be easier for a dog to digest, unfortunately, most animal-based oils now come with high levels of contaminants and are therefore often not safe for dogs. Linseed oil, thus, provides a great, safe alternative.
When buying linseed oil, you must get cold-pressed oil. This ensures careful production, with no heat, ensuring the nutrients remain intact.