Dogs are said to be a human’s best friend and it’s a human’s job to make sure that the health of the being is maintained and well-kept. Taking care of a dog is equivalent as to taking care of a baby. From their teeth to paws. Cleaning dog ears are what we will talk about today. You need to make sure to check your dog’s ears every week and note signs of irritation, uneasiness, infection, dirt, and parasites.
But before you check, you need to know these particular things about dog’s ears:
- Dog’s ears are sensitive and need regular maintenance.
- The way of checking has to be accurate or else it will cause some permanent damage to the dog’s ears.
- Dog’s hate to get their ears cleaned and you will have to be tough with them to get that done.
While looking, you should look for signs of redness, dirt, parasites, ear wax build.
Cleaning the ears
You will need to perform this task in a room in the house where you don’t mind making a mess, if not anything then does it in the bathroom cause you will have to force your dog into cleaning its ear. Use a hemostat bought from the drugstore or local pharmacy along with an ear cleaning solution for dogs.
While sitting down to cleaning, make sure to have everything in place beforehand cause it will be everything to make a run for the needed thing is forgotten and then getting the dog in the same place will be a tough job. Dog ear cleaning solution could be made at home with the help of a part of vinegar and a part of water. A part of hydrogen peroxide and a part of water. These two would be the best for your dog if it has a yeast or bacterial infection. Never use alcohol and it will cause the dogs infection and irritation.
The dog ear cleaning process could be started with some treats and a relaxed belly rub and slowly talking the dog into ear cleaning. Your dog may make a fuss but calmly handle the situation and lure them to the process with some treats and toys to distract them.
Very frequently cleaning can also disrupt the nature of the functionality of the ears which could also lead to ear infection. Once in a week is just fine to do an at-home-ear checkup.