Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Why Does My Pet Get Ear Infections?

Ear infections can be caused by many different factors.  Some breeds are more prone to them just because the way the ear falls to the side or the amount of hair in the ear, ear getting wet all the time from swimming or just genetics.  Some disease process can result in ear infections.   Did you know allergies can cause inflammation in the ear causing your dog or cat to scratch?  Let’s face it, no matter how many times you wipe their feet. There are bacteria and dirt hiding.

How can you tell your pet might have ear infections.? Constantly shaking their head, scratching their ears, smell from their ears or even discharge.  Some ear infections can get so bad that the ear is painful even to touch and can bleed because of the constant scratching.

Dogs/Cats with long ears or prone to ear infections should be checked at least once a week for brewing infections.  It’s easier to treat the faster you notice.  For prevention using an ear cleaning solution once to twice a week to help with the ph of the ear.  The cleaning solution is not a substitute for medication or coming to see us.

Written by Angie Waters, RVT

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North Town Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital and our Doctor will communicate the results of the examination via telephone. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 905-451-2000, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

Online consultations are now available!

- If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.