Regular ear cleaning is essential to prevent infections, discomfort, and ensure your dog's ears stay in top condition.
Gather the necessary supplies: a dog-specific ear cleaning solution, cotton balls, and treats to reward your pup after the cleaning.
Be gentle when cleaning your dog's ears. Hold the ear flap up and squirt the cleaning solution, then gently massage the base of the ear.
Use a cotton ball to wipe away dirt, debris, and excess cleaning solution from the ear. Never insert anything deep into the ear canal.
While cleaning, keep an eye out for signs of ear problems, such as redness, swelling, foul odor, or excessive discharge. Consult your vet if you notice any issues.
The frequency of ear cleaning depends on your dog's breed and activity level. Consult your vet for specific recommendations.
Regular ear cleaning, when done correctly, is an essential part of your dog's preventive care routine to ensure their ear health.