The importance of the revisit –
Do I really need to come back?
A follow up appointment is important and covers a number of steps:
The long-term planning – Where do we go from here?
In most of otitis cases, there will be a primary factor which led to the current ear problem. It might be a quick fix like a grass seed in the ear canal or parasites living in the ear, but in a majority of cases, allergic skin disease is the problem. This primary problem might be further complicated by ear shape or perhaps a habit of frequent swimming.
Early intervention is beneficial. If you quickly get to terms with the actual cause of your dog's ear condition, you and your vet team will find a long-lasting solution that works for all parties. This might include regular use of an ear cleaner, or an anti-inflammatory ear drop.
A good plan means less pain and discomfort for your dog. You can feel empowered that you understand what to do to help prevent recurrence and when to seek further advice and assistance from your vet team