How to Clean a Dog’s Ears

Dog’s ears are highly sensitive and can be prone to ear infections. For this reason, it is important to clean their ears the right way, because if it is done wrong there can be serious damage.
Unfortunately, dogs don’t like getting their ears cleaned, so while it is better to leave the work to a trained professional here are some tips on how to do it yourself, or just some info for those who are curious about how it works.

What do you need?

Cotton balls and ear rinse – Cotton swabs that humans use aren’t the best option for dogs because it can hurt their ears. The best option is to use cotton balls or using gauze wrapped around a gloved or washed finger. Ear rinse has to be safe for dogs, and should not include antibiotics, alcohol, or other potentially unsafe substances.

How is it done?

Wet the cotton ball with ear rinse and gently wipe the inside of the ear flap. Then, with a new cotton ball gently clean the inside of the ear. Stop pushing as soon as you feel resistance, and do not try going further in. You should not be pushing hard or exerting pressure on the inner ear as this can cause damage.

It is important to note that while doing this you should exercise care and patience as this is an unpleasant experience for the dog that they need to get used to. Having some treats handy and doing it in a comfortable environment can help turn this experience into a positive one and have them be more relaxed in the future! You may always hire a professional dog ear cleaning service from us 😉

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