Ear Cleaning

If you’ve been inspecting your dog’s ears regularly and there are no signs of infection, most of the time you will only need to do a quick clean. This technique works well if there is only a little visible wax or dirt, and keeps your dog’s ears in good shape:

  1. Hold on to the tip of his ear and lift to open his ear
  2. Use a gentle wipe, either a baby wipe or a product made for dogs, and wipe the exposed portions of his ear.
  3. Wrap the wipe around your index finger, and insert finger a short way into his ear
    (not more than 1/2 inch). Gently wipe to remove wax and dirt.

Repeat on the other side and you’re done!

Earthbath wipes work really well.

Of course, if the ear canal looks abnormal, clean only the outside and consult a vet.


Ear Anatomy

 What You Can’t See May be the Problem People and dogs have pretty much the same ear equipment. But while human ear canals are fairly straight to the eardrum, dog’s ears take a 90 degree turn. Past that turn is where your dog’s ear trouble may really be. That inner portion of the dog’s ear […]

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Dog Ear Infection Home Remedy

If you ‘d like to make your own dog ear cleaner, here are a few recipes. But a couple of cautions before you start: It is always best to consult a veterinarian before attempting attempting your own treatment Don’t insert anything deep into your pet’s ear, including the syringe, as this can cause injury If […]

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How to Clean your Dog’s Ears

Inspecting and cleaning your dog’s ears regularly is the best way to prevent problems. This isn’t as hard as you think; the first step is getting your dog used to you handling his ears. Some dogs have no problem with someone handling their ears, if you have one like this, jump down to the ear […]

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Everything Ear Care for Your Dog

Welcome to Ear Care for Dogs!  I’m glad you’ve found your way here. I was frustrated with dog ear problems and frequent dog ear infections.  It was hard to find credible information and products that work for my allergic dog. I didn’t know what was going on with him – was it an ear yeast […]

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