Dark brown or black—This type of earwax is commonly associated with yeast and/or bacterial ear infections. It's a good idea to consult with a veterinarian if earwax is this color. Brown—Light brown earwax is normal and expected. If the wax is accompanied by odor or inflammation, it can be a sign of infection.
Signs your dog has an ear infection Ear mites can also be the cause of ear infections in your dog. If mites are present, they may have coffee ground looking clumps, thick black or red/brown crusts and scratches and cuts in and around their ears.
Wondering if your dog's earwax build-up or color is abnormal? Here's what to look for. Healthy earwax should be a pale, yellowish color. If your dog appears to have dark brown or black earwax or if the earwax looks dirty gray instead of golden, this isn't normal.
Healthy earwax should be a pale, yellowish color. If your dog appears to have dark brown or black earwax or if the earwax looks dirty gray instead of golden, this isn't normal. A noticeable increase in wax build-up can be a sign of a problem as well. A healthy dog's ears should have no smell.
Healthy earwax should be a pale, yellowish color. If your dog appears to have dark brown or black earwax or if the earwax looks dirty gray instead of golden, this isn't normal. A noticeable increase in wax build-up can be a sign of a problem as well.
Cerumen, what we call earwax, is a normal, natural component of all dog ears. Earwax is secreted by special glands in the ear, and functions to collect dirt, debris, dead cells, microbes, pollen, etc.
A small amount of wax is part of the ear's self-cleaning system. If the ears look red or have a dark brown or black discharge, or if your dog frequently shakes his head, paws at his ears, or rubs them against the carpet or furniture, he needs a visit to the veterinarian to see what's causing the problem.
If your dog's ear wax appears to be black, red, or dark brown, it could be a sign of infection or ear mites.
There's nothing like a little taste of ear wax to make your day! Ear wax is apparently salty, and many dogs love salty stuff. So they will sometimes grab a little ear wax if they're peckish.
Canine melanomas are tumours involving cells that give pigment to the skin. They can be benign or malignant2 and appear as dark lumps on the skin that grow slowly. More aggressive tumours grow on the mouth and legs. They have to be removed but they can recur.
There are several possible reasons for your dog's nails to turn black. One of them is an infection caused by bacteria or a fungus. If this is the case, topical medications can be used for treatment. If the infection is more severe, the dog may require a course of oral antibiotics or other medication.
Causes of Black Spots / Hyperpigmentation in Dogs Most commonly, the dark or black spots, along with the other signs of redness, scaling, crusting, and itchiness, are secondary to trauma. Allergies, parasites, injuries, and other things may all cause skin irritation and itching, leading to hyperpigmentation.
Thanks to the motion of talking and chewing, as well as the shape of the ear itself, earwax naturally moves up and out of the ear. Old earwax eventually moves out of the ear canal and falls out naturally, taking any debris and dead skin cells along with it.