Caring For Your Dogs Ears

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Clean dogs earsA little basic maintenance is generally all that’s required to keep your dogs ears clean and healthy.

Ear Care
Because of the twisty, curvy design of a dogs inner ears, it’s easy for parasites, bacteria and yeast to hide and thrive in them. This also means that any debris in the canal must work its way up to escape. Infections can result from trapped debris. Dogs with allergies are particularly vulnerable, as are those with floppy ears, like Cocker Spaniels, Basset Hounds and Poodles.

Keep It Regular
Your dogs regular grooming/maintenance routine should include regular ear checks. This is especially important for dogs that produce excessive earwax or have a lot of inner-ear hair. Your Aussie Pooch Mobile dog wash operator will always finish your dogs hydrobath with ear cleaning and can provide helpful tips on ear and health care.

Wet Behind the Ears?
In summer, if you are not careful swimming can lead to irritation and infection. To prevent this from happening, be sure to dry your dogs ears as thoroughly as you safely can after all water sports and activities. You can ask your Aussie Pooch Operator to demonstrate how to do this for you.

Danger Signs
Contact your Vet if you notice any of the following symptoms affecting your dogs ears:

  • Ear discharge
  • Bad smells
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Crusty skin

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