Do you know that moment when your dog runs up to you with a smile on their face, ears flopping out? That’s the best! But it’s easy to panic if they’re not feeling their best and you notice that their ears are warm or red. After all, dogs have very sensitive noses and skin so any temperature change could indicate an underlying health issue. So, what does this mean? In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common reasons why your dog’s ears might be hot:
Why are my dog’s ears so warm?
It’s not uncommon for dogs’ ears to be hot, but there are a few reasons. One of them is because their ears are infected with an ear infection. This can cause the outer edges of your dog’s ears to become swollen and red, making them feel warm. If you notice that your dog has been scratching at their ears recently (and it seems like they’re itching more often than usual), then it might be time to take them in for veterinary care so that it can get treatment right away!
While some dogs have allergies and others have colds, many people think that their dogs’ ear infections come from being overexposed to the sun during summer months; however, while this may be true on occasion, it doesn’t explain why all dogs seem susceptible when compared with other animals such as cats who don’t seem bothered by sunlight nearly at all–they only need protection from UV rays if they’re going out somewhere else besides home where no one sees them anyway!
Reasons why your dog’s ears may be hot
There are several reasons that your dog’s ears may be warm.
They have a fever
If your dog has a fever, it is essential to get them to the veterinarian immediately. A fever can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites causing infection in your pet’s body.
If you notice that your dog has a high temperature (101°F), then it’s time for treatment with antibiotics to help reduce the temperature and ease their discomfort.
Your dog has allergies.
You may have noticed that your dog’s ears are warm and red. This is most often caused by allergies, which can also cause itching and skin irritation in their bodies. Allergies to grasses, pollen, weeds, and mites are common in dogs living in urban settings with more people than animals around them.
Suppose you suspect your dog has an allergy or become aware of symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes or coughing up mucus (the fluid produced when the respiratory system gets blocked). In that case, it’s essential to treat the condition immediately so that your pet does not suffer any severe side effects from its illness.
Your dog has an ear infection
If your dog has a persistent, red ear, there are two likely causes: an ear infection or a foreign object in the ear. Ear infections are more common in dogs with floppy ears.
If you notice that your dog’s ears are warm to the touch, they may be experiencing an infection. This can cause discharge from the inner portion of their ears (the drum) and pain when touched directly. It would help if you also kept an eye out for signs of swelling around their heads and necks—this could be indicative of lymphatic congestion due to an underlying health condition such as diabetes mellitus or thyroiditis
If you have any of these signs and your dog’s ears are warm, it is essential to get him checked out by a vet. Something serious may happen in the ear, like an infection or tumor, so it’s best to take care of this before anything else happens.