What to Do About Ear Problems in Dogs

June 2015 by Karen Moriello, DVM, DACVD

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 1:31

Itching, pain and infection in the ears can be a major hindrance to finding a home for a shelter or fostered dog. That's because the suffering these symptoms cause can affect a dog's personality, as well as raise concern in potential adopters about the difficulty of treating ear problems. Resolving the condition, however, can be difficult for shelters and rescue groups, too. What can they do to help these dogs? Join Dr. Karen Moriello as she presents a free webcast, What to Do About Ear Problems in Shelter and Foster Home Dogs.

This is the fourth in a four-part series on veterinary dermatology by Dr. Moriello. In the presentation, she will cover the role of both veterinarians and foster families in the treatment of ear problems.



Attendees will learn:

  • How to spend money wisely on this condition
  • The importance of foster homes for dogs with ear problems
  • Which tests are helpful, and which aren't
  • What everyone needs to know about ear cleaning
  • What you need to know about transitioning dogs to a permanent home

This four-part veterinary dermatology series by Dr. Moriello is part of an ongoing series of educational programs from Maddie's Institute®, a program of Maddie's Fund®, the nation's leading funder of shelter medicine education. Maddie's Institute brings cutting edge shelter medicine information from universities and animal welfare leaders to shelter veterinarians, managers and staff as well as private practice veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.5 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.

Karen Moriello, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Moriello is a clinical professor of veterinary dermatology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison where she has been a faculty member since 1986. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and received the ACVD Award of Excellence in 2005. She has authored three teaching textbooks and is currently the co-editor of Veterinary Dermatology, an international journal.  She has authored more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters on all aspects of small animal dermatology. Her research primarily focuses on the practical aspects of the management and treatment of dermatophytosis.

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