Why does my dog keep getting ear infection?

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Mites feed on the waxes and oils in your dog's ear canal and cause irritation and inflammation that can lead to ear infections.

Yeast infections can be caused by a number of different factors, from allergies, to excess debris and water, to overuse of antibiotics.


Another common cause of yeast infection in dogs is bacterial skin infections.

As the skin produces excessive oil due to the overgrowth of yeast, the dog is prompted to itch thus causing secondary sores for the yeast to further thrive in.


When it comes to dogs, the most common internal parasites are worms.

Cestodes or tapeworms are flattened worms that live exclusively in the intestines.

These internal parasites can cause severe diseases if they consistently take away the dog's essential nutrients, block the intestinal tract, or damage its walls.


Dogs often get infested with fleas through contact with other animals or contact with fleas in the environment.

The strong back legs of this insect enable it to jump from host to host or from the surrounding environment onto the host.

(Fleas do not have wings, so they cannot fly.)

Excess moisture is a common cause of ear infections, so be sure to thoroughly dry your dog's ears after swimming and bathing. If your dog is prone to chronic or recurrent ear infections, identifying and managing any underlying causes such as allergies can help prevent new infections from occurring.

Abscesses have many potential causes but typically form when a wound becomes infected with bacteria.

Pasteurella multocida is the bacteria that most commonly causes skin infections in dogs.

Staphylococcus intermedius is another bacteria that causes Abscesses, and it can usually be treated with ointments.


Conjunctivitis can occur as part of an upper respiratory tract infection, a condition that resembles a common cold.

It can also be associated with a localized problem that causes trauma to or irritation of the eyes.

Causes include: Airborne irritants, such as cigarette smoke, dust, and perfumes.


"A number of diseases and conditions can cause the inflammation that is called cystitis." The most common cause of cystitis in dogs is an infection caused by bacteria.

Other common causes include bladder stones, tumors or polyps in the bladder, and abnormal anatomy (especially in female dogs).

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