Yeast Infection in Boston Terrier's ears?

by Gregory Cooper
(Dallas, Texas USA)

Took my Boston to the vet for check up shots, etc. I told them that she was always scratching her ears. They said she had a yeast infrection in her ears. WHAT?
They also indicated that she had a lot of plaque build up on her teeth and recommended they be cleaned. To do so, whe would need to be put under and monitored due to seizures in the past - We are looking at $300.00 to $400.00 with possible teeth removal.
Question #1 Yeast infection in the ear - are you kidding?
Question #2 Is it really necessary to have your dogs teeth cleaned?

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Oct 26, 2012
ears
by: Dianne

Get a product called zymox from your vet.
It clears up the infection and it doesn't come back. This is a natural product. I don't wash or mess with my Boston's ears or rub them a lot. They don't have infections and I have used the medicine only a couple times. Let me know how it works for you.

Sep 25, 2012
Ears
by: Lisa

One of my mom's dogs gets yeast infections in his ears all the time. he's not a boston terrier though. i was in shock when she told me but she said it's very common for a lot of dogs. As far as my boston terrier, he is 6 months and i have only gotten his ears cleaned once. I looked in and there was so much gunk. i took him to the groomer, they do it, quick and painless. they asked if i wanted them to pluck some hairs but i said no way. i dont care if his ears are a little hairy :) but i can see they are starting to build up again so i'm going to take him for a cleaning again in the next couple weeks.

Sep 09, 2012
yeast & teeth
by: alison

Yeast in ears is very common. It is also called fungal infections. The good thing is it's cured easily with ear drops. Many times the ear infection is caused by an underlying problem such as dermatitis or food allergy. As far as teeth cleaning our Vets has made this part of a money making business. It is true that infections in the mouth can lead to other major health issues it is only in the past 10 years vets try to sell cleanings. If there is no abcess or infection personally I would not risk seizures. The owner must weigh which is worse for the dog. You can start your own brushing with your dog. They sell dog toothpaste in the pet stores.

Sep 04, 2012
Doggie maintenance
by: Melissa

There are products out to help you maintain the health of your dogs ears and teeth. Just like kids, its necessary. They have ear wipes to help you with the build up. They are very gentle. For the teeth, depending on the severity of their condition, you can use denistix; its a snack. It cleans their teeth and gums.

I use both products on both my dogs.

Sep 04, 2012
Teeth and Ears
by: Mary

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A dogs ears CAN get yeast infection. Just use the meds that your vet gives you. It will go away. Since the dog can't clean out his ears as well as you can, you might want to use a q-tip in his ears after each bath you give him (every two weeks?). Also, you can get a tooth brush and even doggie toothpaste to brush his teeth. They need cleaning just like yours do.

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