Staying Healthy

Healthy Doggie Ears

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When cleaning your dog’s ears always avoid using what so many dog owners use—Q-Tips! These can become lodged in the ear and are very easy to push further into the ear canal resulting in pain for the dog and possible damage to his hearing abilities. Use a clean cotton ball or gauze swiping pads with a light damping of lukewarm water. Once the ears are clean, use the same method to dry the inside of the ears with dry pads. The long wooden-handled Q-Tip-like product found at some drugstores can be used, but once again, be extremely careful that you do not push too far into the ear canal.

If there is evidence of ear mites or other ear critters, place a few drops of the medicine recommended by your vet and then gently rub each ear to work the medicine down into the ear canal. If the problem doesn’t clear up within a few days, a trip to the vet is in order.

Ensuring you pooch has healthy dog ears is the responsibility of all people who own a dog and it is simply the right thing to do.

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  1. Avatar Of Chris



    Ahh, prevention is always the best cure! In both humans and animals.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Avatar Of Sharon Labean

    sharon labean


    My cocker Maddie keeps getting ear infections I keep taking her to the vet he wasn’t really fixing the problem so I switched vets after 8 years it got a little better but now it is back, money is a problem as they charged to much, could it be her food that I have her on? she eats the can food nature’s recipe. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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