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Cleaning your dog’s ears

Friday, May 6, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

dog-earsDogs need to have their ears cleaned just like humans do. Usually a groomer will do this. However, you could do this yourself.  Here are some easy instructions. First of all you’ll need:

  • Cotton swabs
  • Pet ear cleaners

1.  Use an ear wash that is formulated for cleaning. Here’s something very important to remember.         Never use undiluted peroxide on your dogs ears as it will cause burning.

2.  Soak a cotton ball thoroughly in the ear wash and squeeze out excess liquid.

3.  Place the cotton ball in your dogs ear and gently rub up and down.

4.  Allow your dog to shake off excess moisture. This is important in preventing ear infections.

5.  Soak the tip of the cotton swab in the ear wash solution and run it along the nooks and crannies           of your dog’s ears.

6.  Avoid putting the cotton swab down your dog’s ear canal. Leave this for your veterinarian.

7.  Never put any other pet medication in your dog’s ears.



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