Itchy ears, in particular, can be diagnosed as several things. Worst-case scenario, your pet could be battling an ear infection. Of a lesser concern, your pet may have fleas or having a test of wills against unwanted pests, such as ear mites.
On the flip side, pets have allergies just as humans do. Whether it pollen, hay fever, dander or any other foreign object in the atmosphere, your pet could have an allergic reaction to it, and that reaction may be itchy ears, watery eyes or the occasional sneeze. If this is the case (consult with your veterinarian first), switching to a hypoallergenic diet should assist in keeping those allergies under control.
Sometimes, it can be just as simple as you pet just needing to scratch. It’s all a part of normal behavior. If you spot a pet digging in his ear or even shaking his head, because they do not have thumbs, this is their method of solving the small-but-annoying problem.
If you notice your pet digging at his ears frequently, this may be a sign of something wrong. Our Colleyville TX veterinarians are here to assist you with all pet problems and ailments. Contact our Colleyville animal clinic today, or visit us online for details.