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How to Clean Your Dog's Ears?

posted on 2017-01-24  09:58:41 By Thomas J Schmidt

Every dog will develop some kind of ear infection at least once in their lifetime. In most cases, an ear infection is non-life -threatening. But that does not mean owners can neglect dog’s ear infection. We will tell you all about dog’s ear infection today.

Visible signs of infection

  1. Your dog starts to scratch the ear area more than usual.
  2. Blood or any other type of liquid discharge from the ears.
  3. Your dog smells bad.
  4. Red swollen ear
  5. Your dog starts to rub his ear on a solid surface
  6. Loss of balance
  7. Loss of appetite, trying to hide from you
  8. Not answering when you call (temporary hearing disability because of infection).

Reasons to clean your dog’s ear

Cleaning your dog’s ear regularly will keep away infection. Prevention is better than cure. Keep an eye on your dog’s ear, check if there are any mites.

Steeps to clean your dog’s ear

Here are the steps to clean your dog’s ear. Start the cleaning process with a little cuddle, just to make your dog feel comfortable. Now gently grab your dog’s ear. Put the liquid cleaner inside dog’s ear. Message the ear very gently for about 20 seconds. Repeat the steps for other ear. If your dog starts to act weirdly after ear cleaning, take him to the doctor immediately.

Dog ear cleaning cycle

Clean your dog’s ears every time you give him a bath. This will create a routine for both you and your dog.

Products recommended for dog ear cleaning

The most important tip we can give you is “always use products that has no chemicals.” Human body can deal with chemicals. Dogs just cannot. This is why you need to be extra careful when you choose a product for your dog. Particular Paws makes a great ear cleaning product. This product is made from Aloe Vera, and different types of Tree oil. These kinds of products have no side effects. Earthbath makes natural wipes, great for a quick cleaning after outdoor trips.
Make the ear cleaning session fun for your dog by giving him cuddles and hugs.

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