Dog Ear Cleaning
Another aspect of grooming that might not occur to many dog owners to be extremely important is the need to regularly give your dog’s ears a thorough cleaning. Dogs are often susceptible to developing infections in their canals. Not only can these infections be extremely painful and cause a lot of discomfort, but they can also worsen to lead on to other diseases. Therefore, it is vital for you to regularly get your dog’s ears cleaned so that they can live happier and healthier lives.
There are hundreds of different dog breeds out there, and each can have problems and issues that differ from the others. However, the dog breeds that are most at risk for developing ear tract infections are all the ones that have ears that lie flat on their heads. This is because their ears are more prone to holding dirt and dampness against the head and have no proper flow of air to stop the buildup of dangerous bacteria. In addition to this, if your dog has a large amount of hair in its ears, it is much more vulnerable to developing infections because their in-ear hair also plays a role in trapping dirt and promoting the growth of harmful bacteria. To avoid all these health issues, you should always make sure to regularly get your dog’s hygiene and ears looked at and cleaned.
How to know if your dog has ear issues?
The following is a list of the common signs that your dog may be developing ear issues:
How we clean your dog’s ears
The first undertaking of this process is to assemble all the appropriate and necessary supplies. We try our best to make sure your dog is soothed and calm before beginning the cleaning process because this can be impossible if your dog becomes agitated or restless.
Next, we take a specialized, veterinarian-approved ear-cleaning formula and fill your dog’s ear tract with it to fill your dog’s ear canal completely. Then we gently begin massaging the solution into the base of the ear tract for a few seconds. The purpose of this solution is to dislodge the gunk and grim inside the ear canal and on the hair.
Finally, we have to make sure your dog shakes its head. We then use towels to wipe down the dog’s face. After the dog has done shaking its head, we then take a piece of gauze or large cotton swab to clean out the inner ear tract precisely. Once the whole ear canal is completely clean, your pup is good to go! However, if they seem to be in pain during the cleaning of the solution, we would recommend you take your dog to the vet right away.
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