Maintaining your dog’s hygiene is always an important part of their care. Some dogs have clean ears while others need regular care. Though all the dogs can get ear infections, dogs with long ears are most prone to ear infections. Checking on your dog’s ear hygiene is equally important as other routine hygiene check-ups.
Why regular cleaning of your dog’s ear is necessary?
Your fury child’s ear has the potential to be home for fleas, parasites, dirt, and ear wax. It might lead to infections, permanent hearing loss, or chronic diseases.
How to keep your dog’s ear clean regularly?
In your cleaning routine devote some time for your dog’s ear cleaning after bathing or swimming. Make it fun instead of monotonous cleaning as aggressive cleaning may cause serious damage to your dog’s ear.
Inspecting your dog’s ear before and while cleaning
You need to be calm and relaxed to help your friend, playfully hold your friend, pat, or gently stroke them to release anxiety. You may also let them be comfortable with the equipment and then inspect the ear. Be patient enough to let the dog be calm and don’t be in a hurry. You can ask for help to handle the pet.
Choosing an effective ear wash and pet’s wipe
We recommend you to use dual-action, cleansing + drying ear cleaner only
Wisely choose your ear cleaner; it has to be mild as well as effective. Tropiclean ear wash is a dual-ear wash. It not only safely dissolves wax and removes debris from your pet’s ear but also dries the canal and reduces the ear odor. It soothes your dog’s ear and keeps them itching free.
Don’t use any home remedies to clean your dog’s ear. You might end up causing a major loss to your lovely little friend.
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You must use dog wipes to clean your dog. It is more effective and safe than cotton balls or any other wipes – It is always good to use products made specifically for pets. It must be soft, moisturized with a natural formula. Veterinarians approved petkin wipes are good for use as they don’t interfere with any flea treatment they have gone through recently.
Here is our guide to clean, dry, and deodorized the dog’s ear in just three steps
- Wear gloves and gently pull your dog’s ear away with one hand and with the help of the other hand hold nozzle of ear cleaner above your dog’s ear flap and put drops of ear wash into its ear canal carefully.
- Place a cotton ball at the opening of the canal and gently massage at the bottom to let the solution pass.
- Use petkin pet wipes and gently wipe out the debris from the ear canal. Here, you must not use Q-tip for cleaning purposes. (Using Q tips can cause severe issues) Remember Clean and healthy dog ears appear to be pink and healthy from inside.
You can always surprise your furry friend with reward in the end for being well mannered and cooperative.
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