In this article we will discuss how to clean your dogs’ ears properly.
You should be doing this at least once a week.
This is often something which is overlooked by dog owners, as it can be difficult to see the build of dirt and grime in your dogs’ ears. Would suggest that if the build up of dirt and grime is pretty bad, take your pooch to the vet to carry out a inspection of the ears and clean them as needed.
Tip: Use this time to clean your dogs teeth too.
The first living thing your dog is is is to give them a massage. Once this has been done you can stand back and allow your pet dog to shake their heads to bring the softened wax out from the end of the end canal.
Don’t make it a bad experience
Try your best to make the experience positive for your dog. The last thing you want is for your furry friend to start squirming, make the process a lot harder and longer for you to complete.
It is important to bring the dog around to the ear cleaning slowly and associate cleaning with something positive. This can be done by really taking your time and giving the dog a treat at the end of the a cleaning session. Have the treats ready and they will have no choice but to associate their with a positive thing.
Use the right equipment
Treat cleaning your dogs ears the same way you would if you were cleaning your own ears, never use cotton buds…..
and take care and attention not to damage the ear drum.
Follow proper procedure
The best way to clean your dogs’ is without causing them any harm is to start on the outside and work your way in using ear rinse on a wet cotton ball. Once you have removed any dirt build up from the outside, using a new cotton ball and move to the inside.
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