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EARS

Ear Infections are extremely common in Newfoundlands. It is good policy to keep the hair trimmed around the ears in order that air may circulate freely. Regular checks should be made to avoid serious infections.

Ear Mites are very common and are often associated with foot chewing! Dogs scratch their inflamed ears & pass on the mite to their feet. It is worth while when treating ears to treat feet as well!.

The life-cycle is about 3 weeks so keep treating for that time or else it is worthless time spent.

Vets will supply you with products suitable for this & remind them to give you something for the feet as well!

Wax Build-up Newfoundland's ears are prone to this & can be seen easily as it is black or brown. Ear cleaner should be used regularly which will be available at Vets or Canine Dispensaries.

Skin Problems Please refer to SKIN pages as all these problems also affect ears.

Treatment of Pseudomonas

Otitis externa is a common presenting problem in clinical practice. In chronic cases, the infection frequently extends to the middle ear. While multiple factors contribute to otitis development and subsequent secondary infections, the organisms found most often in affected ears include Staphylococcus species, Malassezia pachydermatis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

This is a snippet of a great article produced on the veterinary medicine dvm360 site.

Pseudomanas is becoming very prelevant in all dogs including newfies.

Click on the image to read the whole article on the site