Your Pet's Vet

Blenheim Vet

Blenheim Vet

Marlborough's only exclusively small animal vet - 7 days a week

Springlands Vet Centre Ltd

11 Boyce Street
Blenheim 7201

Phone: 03-578-0661 24 hrs

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Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 9am-4pm


Your Pets Ears

Healthy ears should be clean, odour free and have a minimal accumulation of wax.

Common signs of Ear Disease

  • Excessive scratching and pawing at the ear or head
  • Sensitive to touch around the ears
  • Unpleasant Odour
  • Constant tilting or shaking of the head
  • Black or yellow discharge
  • Accumulation of dark brown wax
  • Redness or swelling
  • Loss of balance or hearing

The Veterinary Examination

When seeking treatment, act quickly because if your pet has an ear infection, they can be in considerable discomfort. Some breeds are more susceptible than others to ear problems, such as poodles as they have hairy inner ear flaps. Ears can also be affected by other underlying problems such as allergies, hormonal abnormalities or hereditary factors. Our vets will determine this during your visit to Springlands Veterinary Centre and suggest the best course of action.

How to Administer Ear Drops or Ointment

- It is always helpful to have someone to hold your pet so you can concentrate on administering the medication

- Support your pets head with one hand and gently hold the ear flap over the head

- Using your other hand, squirt or drop the correct amount of medication into your pets ear

- Gently massage the base of the ear to help work the medication deeper into the ear canal. If there is enough medication in the ear, you will just begin to hear a 'squishing' noise as you massage

- Repeat in the other ear if needed

Marlborough's only exclusively small animal vet - 7 days a week