Is Your Dog Going Deaf?

Is Your Dog Going Deaf?

Is your dog going deaf? Perhaps they’re just getting older, but there are other causes of hearing loss in canines, so it’s always a good idea to have them checked out by a veterinarian.

Here are some common causes:

1. Normal aging

2. An ear infection involving both ears

3. Hypothyroidism or low thyroid disease

4. Cognitive disorder (doggy Alzheimer’s)

5. Organic brain diseases, such as GME, encephalitis, or a brain tumor

Deafness in dogs can have a variety of causes and treatments. In many cases, it results simply from “old age” and treatment is neither needed nor effective. However, it’s important to rule out other conditions rather than let a dog that could be cured remain deaf for the rest of his life.