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Does your pet have healthy ears?

Most dogs and cats scratch their ears a lot, so how can you tell when it’s time to drag your pet to the animal clinic? Since Rufus and Clifford can’t tell you when they have an ear infection, here are some signs and symptoms to look out for:

• Shaking the head
• Redness
• Odor and/ or discharge from the ear
• Tender to touch
• Scabs and/ or hair loss around ear

Several factors may be triggering your pet’s discomfort. It is important to keep your pet’s ears clean to prevent complications from chronic inflammation such as hearing loss.

6 reasons why you pet might have inflammation in the ears:
• Parasites such as mites, fleas or ticks
• Objects in the ear
• Yeast infections
• Swimmer’s ear
• Hypothyroidism
• Allergies

Breeds at risk:
Water-loving dogs such as Labrador retrievers are more likely to get ear infections if they spend time in the lake or swimming pool. Hounds are at risk because their long ears trap moisture, while bulldogs are more likely to get a yeast infection because of their extra skin folds.

These common problems lead to inflammation of the outer ear (otitis externa) and may become infected, itchy, and painful. What pet owners might not know is that these conditions, if left untreated, could lead to loss of hearing!

Most Americans would do anything for their fur baby…. But when it comes to ear infections, administering drops up to three times a day can be challenging! We are now able to make a product that is administered once weekly by the veterinarian that works the same way other ear drops do without all of the hassle. Ask us about what we can do for your pet’s health today!

Dogs with chronic ear infections

Did you know that many of our customers are not human?  We love our four legged patients!  We are excited for the opportunity to work on something for the four legged member of your family. Recently I visited with a veterinarian and he said that one of the top three reasons that you might bring your dog to see him is for an ear infection.  He said that many dogs have allergies that lead to chronic ear infections.


“Salem” – Winner of Cutest Dog Photo Contest! Submitted by Angela Russell


Since there are a lot of dogs with ear infections, we decided to work on improving the medications that are commonly used for this condition.

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We asked a few veterinarians about problems that are common with these medications and here is what they said:

Owners don’t use the ear drops as often as it is prescribed.  Many of the ear drops that are prescribed have to be administered 2 to 3 times a day.  

Dogs will sometimes shake their head so hard that the medicine slings out and make a mess or they will go home and want to rub their ears on the floor or furniture. Ear drops on the couch don’t work as well as in the dog’s ear.

So almost 2 years ago we attempted to solve these two problems.  And what we came up with has been impressive to say the least.

We were able to formulate a combination of medications for the treatment of common ear infections that is administered one time at the veterinarians office.  This formulation is a liquid when administered and within seconds goes down into the ear canal of the dog and forms a gel.  This gel stays in place for five days up to a week and then dissolves into the ear.

We now have 5 veterinarians that use this product on all of the ear infections that they see.  The response is overwhelmingly positive from the veterinarians and from the dog owners.  If you would like your veterinarian to try this formulation out for your dog, let me know and I will contact your veterinarian to discuss this option further.

The featured dog photo above is of “Salem” sent to us by Angela Russell, the winner of our Cutest Dog Photo Contest we had last week.  The other darlings are the ones that we couldn’t resist publicizing also because they were all so adorable.  It was very difficult for us to choose a winner.  Thanks to all who participated!

If you would like to know about other challenges we can help you with in treating your pet read more here:

What kinds of challenges have you faced with previous ear solutions you have tried in the past?  Comment below.


Pets need Specialized medicine too

When commercial medications will not work for your pet’s medical problem, we can help to:

¨ Reassure the quality of your animal’s life.

¨ Offer a solution for a difficult situation.

¨ Offer relief to an animal in an uncomfortable situation.

¨ Assist your vets in keeping your animals healthy.

¨ Relieve you from any stress by offering easier ways to administer medication with flavored tablets, solutions, or syringes in doses that work for your pet’s size.

No Matter What Type of Pet You Have, Your Vet Can Treat  it More Specifically With a Compounding Pharmacy at Hand!

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Common Challenges We Can Address For Your Pet:

¨ Seizures

¨ Turning bitter drugs into flavorful medications

¨ Thyroid Issues

¨ Ear Infections

¨ Gastrointestinal Issues

¨ Urinary Incontinence

¨ Motion Sickness

¨ Behavioral Issues

¨ Topical Antifungals

¨ Lack of Appetite

¨ Heart problems

Hear what the pet owners who have used Regel PharmaLab have to say: 

“I could not be more thrilled with the services I get from Regel.  They can even make my cat’s medicine taste like tuna fish 🙂  Josh and his staff are very professional, caring, and could not do a better job for me and my pet.”

“Friendly, efficient and willing staff to help any way and answer any question.”

“The compounded medication that was given to my dog for her ear infection cleared it up in one week without any side effects.  She was happy, which made me happy!  Thank you, Regel Pharmalab!”

Ask your vet to contact Regel PharmaLab to help with specialized medicine for that special member of your family or contact us and we will be happy to make a recommendation to your vet.  We love to help any way we can.

Has your pet had an ear infection lately?  Comment below



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