Our dog Louis has had ongoing issues with his ears since he was young. This included countless infections which over time, failed to respond to any treatment permanently, leaving Louis with both ears constantly infected. Not only was this awful for Louis but also costly for us.
When Di suggested Louis undergo surgery to reconstruct his ear canal, I was initially quite hesitant and doubtful anything would work well. Louis was also 10 years of age which added to my hesitation as I was uncertain I wanted to put him through invasive surgery. Eventually, with Di’s wonderful support, we made the decision to tackle one ear at a time to see if it was effective. We were also faced with the prospect of permanent damage occurring to Louis’ ears if we didn’t intervene soon.
Louis coped exceptionally well with the surgery. He didn’t appear to experience any discomfort or pain and recovered quickly despite his age. Post recovery, Louis has not experienced any infections since which convinced us to operate on his other ear.
Louis no longer experiences ear infections. We’ve noticed that if we bump into him, he doesn’t wince or cry anymore as his ears are no longer a source of pain for him.
I couldn’t recommend this surgery more to those dogs that are suitable. Not only does the dog not have to suffer and endure the ongoing pain of ear infections, but we as owners are not having to manage his ears, medication, and regular trips to the vet.