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How to Tell if Your Puppy has Hearing Lose and What You Have Done


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Are your dog doesn’t response on suddenly dropped pan or to the squeak of toy be alter your dog is face hearing problem which may lead to deafness of dogs. Some time you call him with name but it does not respond to you it the fist sing that your dog hearing is not good. It may cause to over aging effect of ear disease.  Good hearing is important to your dog for safety reason otherwise it loses balance.  Lake of hearing ability may leads to deafness may be completely or partial.   Both conditions are harmful for your pet dog.  Some dog deaf at birth due to congenital reason or most dog face deafness at the age of maturity or when they spend most of their life.

Dog breeds facing deafness:

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•    Australian Shepherd
•    Cocker spaniel
•    Dalmatian
•    Jack russlee terrier
•    German shepherd
•    Maltese
•    Miniature poodle
•    Toy poodle
•    Boston terrier
Sings alerts you that dog is not hearing:

The dog

1.    Unresponsive to everyday sounds like TV sound
2.    Does not retort to cues
3.    Does not response to sound of squeaking toys
4.    Do not distinguished familiar or unfamiliar sounds
5.    Does not show response to unexpected sounds
6.    Excessive Braking then routine
7.    Not woke up from sleep on loud noises

How dog tells you:

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Dog are sensitive breed behave unexpected way when they face something wrong. The most common symptoms shown in dog when they are going to lose their hearing ability are:
1.    Timidity
2.    Anxiousness
3.    Snapping
4.    Biting
5.    Excessive bark

What to do next when you find “the dog is not hearing”:

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When you notice any one or more symptom in dog be alert and quickly take step to bring your dog out of this condition.  Take it to related veterinarian for hearing checkup and do anything possible for curing.  First check what the cause behind the dog hearing losing. It may be minor or major.

 Causes of dog hearing lose:

1.    Wax-build up
2.    Conduction
3.    Degenerative nerves
4.    Anatomic disorder
5.    Tumors
6.    Cancer
7.    Inflectional diseases

How to test dog hearing:

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There are different way of dog hear testing.  Along with careful routine examine you have to follow test   to check dog hearing;

 Behavioral test of dog:

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Take dog near to you and turn of its head, now twist the ear and call for puppy with high or low voices. If they do not response in low call louder the call if they response then they partially lose hearing or if not then it totally   face deafness.

 Otoscopy test:

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Otoscopy exam test is basic proves of checking the hearing in which the auricle (outer ear) pull up ward and backward to check ear infection and diseases.

Radiography and MRI:

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Take your pet to related vet and asking him for radiography if you already check for first two tests. Basically this test is done when the dog is sedated.

 Drugs and toxin best in this condition:

•    Antibiotic
•    Antiseptic
•    Remove excess fluid with medication
•    Prescribed vet medication

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