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When Should I Use An Ear Infection Test?Updated 10 months ago

The MySimplePetLab “Ear Infection Test” is a microscopic exam (cytology) of material (earwax or discharge) from the surface of your pet's ears. Ear cytology is the first test used by vets for signs of ear infection (otitis).

Some common signs of ear infections and reasons for testing include: 

  • Scratching Ear / Head / Neck
  • Head Shaking
  • Rubbing Head / Ears
  • Red / Moist / Swollen Ears
  • Smelly Ears
  • Ear Discharge
  • Scabby Ear Flaps
  • Ear Irritation
  • Hearing Loss
  • Sensitive Ear

The MySimplePetLab Ear Infection Tests for Dog and Cat are from home tests designed to identify the common causes of ear infections including mites, bacteria and yeast. All MySimplePetLab from home test results are designed to be shared with your veterinarian.  You should always contact a local or virtual veterinarian right away if your pet is acting sick.


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