What happens if you leave a dogs ear infection untreated?

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If left untreated, ear infections in your dog may cause temporary or permanent damage to the sensitive structures of the ear, leading to hearing damage or loss.

A primary cause of ear infections in both humans and dogs is water in the ear, typically after swimming.

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Ear infections, left untreated, are very serious stuff.

Untreated ear infections that spread to the inner ear can result in permanent deafness, eye problems, loss of coordination and balance and facial paralysis.

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If left untreated, ear infections in your dog may cause temporary or permanent damage to the sensitive structures of the ear, leading to hearing damage or loss.

A primary cause of ear infections in both humans and dogs is water in the ear, typically after swimming.

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Ear infections, left untreated, are very serious stuff.

Untreated ear infections that spread to the inner ear can result in permanent deafness, eye problems, loss of coordination and balance and facial paralysis.

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If left untreated, ear infections in your dog may cause temporary or permanent damage to the sensitive structures of the ear, leading to hearing damage or loss.

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Left untreated, an ear hematoma will resolve in time as the fluid is absorbed back into the animal's body.

However, a large hematoma could take months to heal and cause considerable discomfort to your pet.

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Most umbilical hernias pose no health threats. "In rare cases, a portion of the intestines or other tissues can be trapped and become strangulated." In rare cases, a portion of the intestines or other tissues can be trapped and become strangulated (blood flow is cut off to the tissue, causing its death).
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Parvo virus causes severe life threatening diarrhea, often the diarrhea has blood in it. Once a puppy has symptoms of parvo, if left untreated they can die within 48 - 72 hours. It can be simply diagnosed and survival is possible if treated soon enough. If left untreated the mortality rate is as high as 91%.
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