Monday, May 15, 2023

Why Is Your Dog Shaking Their Head?

When dogs are shaking their heads, it’s a sign they are uncomfortable. Owners watch helplessly as their dogs scratch their ears, shake their heads and try to rub their ear into the carpet. It might be a foxtail or that something got into their ear, but most of the time it’s an ear infection. Ear infections are much more common during the spring and summer as the pollen and heat create a moist environment for bacteria and yeast to overgrow. If you notice your dog shaking his head, take them to the veterinarian right away as the problem only gets worse. Left untreated, ear infections can lead to deafness and they can often become a chronic problem. While ear drops and ear cleaners help immensely, making diet changes and using supplements like AskAriel’s Power Probiotic and Olive Leaf Extract can help as well. Food allergens like poultry and too many carbohydrates can weaken your dog’s immunity making it easy for ear infections to return. If your dog is getting ear infections, consider a low carbohydrate raw frozen diet using a novel protein like rabbit or venison.