Cleaning Your Dog's Ears

Your dog’s ears are pretty much self-cleaning but check them frequently for signs of infection such as redness or swelling, excessive or dark debris, or a bad odor. Your dog may scratch his ears or rub them on the carpet if they are bothering him. These conditions may require medical attention. If your dog’s ears are just dirty, you can use a dog-safe ear rinse to clean them. Pour some of this fluid into the ears and use the outer ear flap to distribute it and loosen debris. Use cotton balls or swabs to remove the debris and dry the ears. However, only reach in as far as you can see to avoid injury the ear canal and eardrum. Change the cotton frequently and only use each piece on the same ear to avoid cross-contamination between the ears. Praise your dog throughout the process. For more information, contact your veterinarian New Orleans, LA.


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