Ear disease can cause discomfort, pain, and even hearing loss for pets. If left untreated, it can also lead to more serious conditions such as infections, abscesses, and in severe cases, neurological damage. We offer safe, painless methods to treat your furry friend. Our goal is to ensure that pets receive the best possible care for their ear health so that they can live happy and healthy lives.
How We Diagnose Ear Disease
We use two main techniques to diagnose ear disease which are computerized tomography (CT) and otoscopy. Both of these techniques are very effective in identifying any possible abnormalities with your pet's ears.
Computerized Tomography (CT Scan)
Computerized Tomography (CT scan) gives us detailed, three-dimensional images of your pet's bones, organs, and tissues; better than a traditional X-ray. A CT scan of the head can reveal disease within the middle and inner ear.
An otoscopy consists of using a small diameter instrument connected to a camera to get a clear look at the inside of your pet's ear canal and ear drum. Any abnormalities, discharge, or foreign objects will be easily identified with this technique.
How We Treat Ear Disease
We pride ourselves in using minimally invasive ear treatments to treat your pet's condition. These techniques include otoscopic removal of foreign bodies, otoscopic resection of polyps, and endoscopic middle ear treatment.
If a foreign body is found within your pet's ear, we can remove it using clear endoscopic visualization and a small diameter foreign body forceps. This is a safe and common procedure for dogs and cats.
Otoscopic Polyp Resection
Tumors and polyps result in chronic ear infections and loss of hearing. When an ear tumor or polyp is discovered, we can non-invasively remove the mass using endoscopic visualization, biopsy forceps, and laser ablation.
Endoscopic Middle Ear Treatment
Our endoscopic middle ear treatment is minimally invasive, more precise, less traumatic, and allows your pet to heal much quicker than traditional surgery. For this procedure, an endoscope (a small diameter tube connected to a camera) is used to view the inside of the middle ear. From there, we are able to administer the proper ear treatment.
Your Pet is Our #1 Priority
We are committed to prioritizing the health, safety, and comfort of your pet when determining the right treatment option. We hope that our passion and expertise in what we do will bring you confidence in knowing that your pet has been placed in the very best hands possible. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your pet's diagnosis or treatment.