Does your pet ever shake their head? How about so much that it makes you dizzy? Before you get all shook up, don’t worry. An occasional head shake is normal, but if it’s happening often, it can be a sign of something serious like an ear infection, inflammation, or the presence of a foreign body in the ear like an insect or grass seed.

Other symptoms of ear-related issues include scratching at the ears, red and swollen ears, moaning or yelping when the ears are touched, brown, yellow, or bloody discharge, ear odor, lack of balance and unusual eye movements. Not only are ear issues uncomfortable, if left undiagnosed and untreated, they can lead to even more serious issues for your pet. So keep your eyes and ears open and contact us if you notice any signs of trouble.