How to treat my dog's ear infection and ear fungus? | Solutions from Banixx Pet Care

Dog ear infections are one of the most commonly diagnosed problems at veterinary clinics nationwide.  

  • Does your dog have itchy ears?
  • Does he scratch and shake his head?
  • Have you noticed a foul odor or heat around the ears?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, your dog may be suffering from an irritating dog ear infection.

Yeast is the most common cause of fungal ear infections in dogs, but bacterial infections, both pathogenic (picked up from outside) and non-pathogenic (such as staph) are also quite common. Ear mites can also cause head shaking and scratching, and a veterinarian can quickly determine if dog ear mites are the cause, and may prescribe a small dose of Ivermectin to eliminate the mites in short order.

Banixx is then used to soothe and treat the infection caused by the dog ear mites.

Below are two actual case studies using Banixx for ear and skin infections.  View all Dog Case Studies


Case Study: Dog with Skin Infection

Dog skin infection - before Banixx

Dog skin infection - before Banixx

Dog skin infection - after Banixx

 

Sunshine arrived at SunCoast Bassett Rescue in Florida with a severe case of Demodex all over her body and into her ears (Demodex is a common infestation of a dog's skin caused by mites). She was treated with Ivermectin liquid to eliminate the mites. Banixx was applied as a soothing, healing agent for the outward skin infection and outbreaks all over her skin and inside her ears. Sunshine made a complete recovery (final picture) and found a forever home.

Photos Courtesy of SunCoast Bassett Rescue, FL


Case Study: Dog with Skin Irritation

Dog skin irritation - before Banixx

Skin irritation gone after Banixx

Happy Dog!

 

Sasha presented with a very irritating skin condition and she was biting and scratching the area. Banixx was applied twice daily and her diet changed slightly to include more protein and less grain based foods. Hitherto these changes, Sasha's owners had spent hundreds of dollars searching for a cure. After a couple of weeks of Banixx and a new dog food, costing much less than previous approaches, Sasha was completely cured and back to being a healthy, happy member of the family.


More Information About Dog Ear Infections

Ear infections in dogs are one of the most commonly diagnosed problems at veterinary clinics nationwide. If you suspect an infection might be the cause of your dog's itchy ears, it’s a good idea to check with your veterinarian first to confirm the diagnosis and determine whether the cause is bacterial, fungal, or the result of an ear mite infestation.

Dog ear mites can also cause head shaking and scratching, and a veterinarian can easily and quickly determine whether your dog is suffering from mites or an infection. If mites are the cause, your veterinarian might prescribe a small dose of Ivermectin to eliminate the mites in short order.

Yeast is the most common cause of fungal ear infections in dogs, but bacterial infections, both pathogenic (picked up from an outside source) and non-pathogenic (such as staph, which normally inhabits the body) are also quite common. Chronic fungal ear infections may indicate an underlying issue, such as a food allergy, that needs to be resolved before the infection can be cured, so be sure to consult with your veterinarian to be sure you're on the right track.

Once you know what kind of infection you’re dealing with, the next step is treatment. Unfortunately, many traditional medications for ear infections are awfully unpleasant for man and beast alike. Thankfully, Banixx is a gentle solution that can help resolve this painful condition, without the goop, stink, or sting of other conventional treatments. It is totally odorless, so there's no foreign scent to cause alarm, and it will not sting or burn upon application, so it won't make your dog skittish or difficult to treat. It can be used as often as needed (2-3 times a day is recommended) and is safe around the eyes.

Best of all, once the offending infection is gone, Banixx can be used on a regular basis as a dog ear cleaner to help prevent a reoccurrence. To treat, simply saturate a cotton ball and gently moisten the inside of the ear canal. Make sure that Banixx makes good contact with the infected area, and never use cotton swabs (Q-Tips) since they may damage the delicate workings of a dog's inner ear. Use swabs only to clean the outer ear.

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Banixx™ Benefits

  • No steroids, no antibiotics
  • No odor to alarm your pet
  • No color, non-staining
  • Safe around the eye and mouth
  • Non-irritating, no sting or burn
  • Long shelf-life, temperature tolerant
  • Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial