Are ear infections painful for dogs?

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Dogs with ear infections are uncomfortable.

Their ears are a source of constant pain and they frequently scratch them and shake their head.

This can cause a condition called an "aural hematoma", in which blood vessels in the ear flap break, causing a painful swelling that requires surgical treatment.

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Ear infections in dogs are common and most dogs suffer from this painful condition sometime in their life.

Scratching and rubbing at the ear(s) and head shaking are common signs.

You may also notice an abnormal odor from the ear or see redness or swelling.

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Dogs with ear infections are uncomfortable.

Their ears are a source of constant pain and they frequently scratch them and shake their head.

This can cause a condition called an "aural hematoma," in which blood vessels in the ear flap break, causing a painful swelling that requires surgical treatment.

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Some dogs show no symptoms of ear infection aside from a buildup of wax and discharge in the ear canal. But ear infections often cause significant discomfort and affected dogs may show signs such as: Head shaking.
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A dog has a clear lens in its eyes to help him focus, similar to a camera.

Much like humans, cataracts in dogs is serious and can potentially be painful.

A cataract usually isn't painful, but it does often impair vision and can eventually cause complete vision loss.

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By stage three, the disease is having a real impact on your dog's health, and the heartworm symptoms are correspondingly more severe and noticeable.

Dogs will continue to cough, will experience fatigue after exercise, may be reluctant to exercise, and can have trouble breathing.

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Dogs in stage four of the disease have very visible heartworm symptoms, which are accompanied by long-term implications for the dog's health.

As in other stages, Dogs will be reluctant to exercise, tired after exercising, and will exhibit a cough.

Dogs will probably experience trouble breathing as well.

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Hematomas are painful pools of blood that form outside of blood vessels.

They are fairly common occurrences for dogs and cats, especially on their ears.

When play involves biting or scratching, it's easy to burst a blood vessel, which can cause a hematoma.

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