Signs of an ear infection include shaking off the head and scratching in, near or under the ear. Some animals may try rubbing the ear against other objects to relieve pain and discomfort. Ear infections often result in a darker red ear, dirt in the ear or a generally inflamed appearance.
Treatment of ear infections
In mild cases, a product with anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial ingredients is often used. In more severe cases, ear cleaning under sedation or anesthesia may be required and evaluation for otitis media be indicated. You can treat ear mites with specific drops.
Ear cleaning is very important in the treatment of ear infections. You can use home made or prescribed remedies for this.
In some recipes, povidone-iodine (betadine) is also added. Some natural ear cleaners can slightly lower the pH levels in the dog’s ears, making the ear less susceptible to recurrent infections. Many commercial ear cleaners are also available in shops and online.
Home treatment with PowerCure Pro
PowerCure Pro provides cutting-edge laser therapy, offering the power of professional lasers used in clinics, in an easy-to-carry device that can be used from the comfort of the home.
With no medication required, the treatment is safe, effective and provides lasting pain relief.
PowerCure Pro’s restorative power is provided by advanced laser technology.
PowerCure Pro is placed in contact with the skin so that the photon energy can penetrate the tissues. This stimulates the body to produce adenosine triphosphate, also known as ATP, which carries energy into the cells. ATP interacts with various biomolecules inside the cells, promoting normal cell function and enhancing the body’s natural healing processes.
Low energy laser therapy (LLLT) is a treatment method that is gaining in popularity. Using lasers, we can manage pain, swelling and inflammation throughout the body. By focusing on affected tissues at the cellular level, these Class 3B medical lasers trigger beneficial physiological activities to promote healing and repair – where and when it is needed most. This results in:
- Increased production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate)
- Increased cell metabolism
- Increased collagen production
- Increased enzyme production
- Increased protein synthesis
- Improved blood circulation
- Improved lymphatic flow and drainage
- Reduced inflammation
All of this serves to increase the body’s natural healing power, targeting the root causes of pain and providing rapid relief.
The benefits of these therapeutic effects on dogs and cats are many, including accelerating the healing process and reducing chronic pain, as well as reducing inflammation and drug consumption. LLLT has been proven to be safe and effective with no known side effects and can be safely used at home.
Please read the PowerCure Pro user manual carefully before performing any treatment.
Always wear protective eyewear when using your PowerCure Pro. Do not expose others in your environment to the laser beams when treating with PowerCure Pro. Therefore, do not use the massage lens if there is a risk that someone else may be exposed to the laser beams.
- Continuous – Immediate pain relief
- Pulsating – Long-term healing & reducing inflammation
Select energy level:
- 1 superficial – 3 deep treatment
For most dogs with ear infections, you can follow the following protocol. In small cats and dogs, placing the PowerCure Pro next to the ear canal should be sufficient to cover the entire area.
- 30 seconds below the vertical ear canal
- 30 seconds along the side of the ear canal
- Go over each point 3 times and work up to holding the laser steady over each point for 60 seconds.
For optimal results, repeat the treatment at least twice a day. You should see significant improvement after a few days of treatment.
The effect varies, so continue to use your PowerCure PRO. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.