Solihull animal hospital cures chronic ear issue for young dog - The Solihull Observer

Solihull animal hospital cures chronic ear issue for young dog

Solihull Editorial 13th Nov, 2023   0

A YOUNG poodle with a severe ear problem is now pain-fee thanks to the determination of his loving owners and a specialist at a Solihull veterinary centre.

Little Sooty’s life-changing treatment took place at Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull.

His ear condition, known as bilateral Pseudomonas otitis, which proved resistant to numerous drugs, was so severe it required the expertise of the dedicated dermatology team at Willows to devise a comprehensive plan to address his constant discomfort.

Tania Rodrigues, European and RCVS specialist in veterinary dermatology, led Sooty’s dedicated care and appreciated it would be a complex challenge to cure the beloved pet’s chronic condition.

Over the course of several months, Sooty underwent a series of treatments with various topical medications, with Tania tailoring each treatment to his specific needs, ensuring it targeted his condition effectively.

Tania said: “As time progressed, the transformation was evident. Sooty’s ears, once afflicted by discomfort and inflammation, began to heal.

“We’re delighted Sooty’s ears are now fully recovered and he has regained his quality of life. It is a testament to the effectiveness of the treatment plan and the dedication of his owners in following through with the recommended care.

“The once distressed poodle is now a picture of happiness, wagging his tail and embracing the joys of being pain-free!”


Grateful owner Stephanie Patrick from Shenstone said: “As soon as I realised what Sooty had, I immediately asked my local vets to refer me to Willows as it is a very difficult condition to treat.

“Willows treated my other dog who had the same condition previously, so I was extremely confident they could resolve the matter.

“Tania was incredible and did intensive research to find new and innovative ways to treat this very difficult condition and I knew she would not let Sooty down.

“Sooty is now a changed puppy – he so much happier, his behaviour has improved hugely, he is no longer clingy and difficult to manage, which was due to him being in pain.”


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