Noodle’s mama noticed her baby boy had been ear scratching and head shaking more than usual, so she decided to bring him in to see Dr. Emily Leahey for his annual examination.

After a thorough exam and ear swab, Dr. Leahey determined Noodle had an active ear infection. Ear infections cause pain and discomfort because the ear canals are sensitive. Many cats will shake their head and scratch their ears attempting to remove the debris and fluid from the ear canal. The ears often become red and inflamed and may develop a foul odor, and sometimes a black or yellow discharge.

Dr. Leahey treated the infection and sent home pH Notix Enhanced Ear Cleaner and Wax Remover, which is a pH-neutral, oil free, triple action formula. The antimicrobial lipacides in this cleaner support sebum regulation and restoration of the skin acid mantle, bringing balance to the ear environment. It is gentle enough for routine use, will not interfere with topical medications, and does not require rinsing…which makes it less stressful for Noodle and his mama!

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