These conditions respond well to diet, herbs and acupuncture – particularly laser therapy of the ear. We do use medical drugs to treat ears simply as the law states herbal remedies are not allowed to be placed in places like the ear.
The most important point to understand is that if you are having to treat your dog for ear conditions, or have to use an ear cleaner on a regular basis – you have got the management of it wrong. Almost all patients can live a life without the constant need of ear treatments.
There are those few patients who have slipped through the net and end up with severe chronic ear infections. Some very chronic ear cases do require surgical treatment when there is total disruption of the normal anatomy. However surgery is the last option but for these patient’s surgery is curative.