What does an infected dog ear smell like?

What does an infected dog ear smell like?

Inflammation of any parts of the inner ear in dogs can cause irritation and lead to changes that cause a malodorous smell. Sometimes the smell is foul—like garbage or morning breath. Other times, it may smell pungent like cheese or sweet like caramel.

Why is my dog’s ear crusty and smells?

Ear yeast infections are quite common and can cause a more pronounced odor in your dog’s ears. Yeast infections occur when there is an overproduction of Candida in your dog’s body. In many cases, a yeast infection causes what is described as a sweet or musty smell.

Why are my dogs ears full of black wax?

When healthy, earwax is a natural way that ears are self-cleaning. If your dog appears to have dark brown or black earwax or if the earwax looks dirty gray instead of golden, this isn’t normal. A noticeable increase in wax build-up can be a sign of a problem as well. A healthy dog’s ears should have no smell.

Is black ear wax normal in dogs?

A small amount of wax is part of the ear’s self-cleaning system. If the ears look red or have a dark brown or black discharge, or if your dog frequently shakes his head, paws at his ears, or rubs them against the carpet or furniture, he needs a visit to the veterinarian to see what’s causing the problem.

What is the black stuff in your dogs ear?

The black smelly stuff is a yeast infection. Dogs get this when they are having some type of allergic reaction (ears, nose, throat are all interconnected).

What is the black gunk in my dogs ear?

Black gunk collecting in the ears could be a buildup of earwax or an infection, possibly earmites. In either case, if you take your dog to the vet it’s an easy diagnosis as soon as the vet looks in his ears.

Can dogs really get ear infections?

Allergies are not the only cause of ear infections in dogs. Sometimes the breed or shape of the dog’s ear canal can predispose him to ear infections. Conditions like ear foreign bodies, ear mites, gland tumors and polyps, and even endocrine disorders can be at the root of an ear infection.

Does my dog have an ear infection?

If you notice your dog scratching his/her ear, shaking their head, or smelly colored discharge coming from their ears, your dog may have an ear infection. Ear infections are common problems in dogs and can occur in the outer, middle or inner ear.