How to Clean a Dog’s Ears

How to Clean a Dog’s Ears. Help your pet avoid ear infections and expensive
trips to the veterinarian by keeping their ears clean. You will need Cotton balls and ear cleaning
solution. Step 1. Gather your cotton balls, ear cleaning solution,
and treats in one spot so that you can easily get to them while cleaning your dog’s ears. Step 2. Wet a clean cotton ball with the ear cleaning
solution. Lift your dog’s ear flap, and clean the inside
surface. Wipe only the area that you can see and easily
reach. Step 3. Squirt the ear cleaning solution into your
dog’s ear canal. Use your fingers to massage the base of your
dog’s ear for 30 seconds, swishing the solution around inside their ear canal. Step 4. Step back, and let your dog shake their head
to get rid of the excess solution in their ear canal. Clean your dog’s ears weekly if they have
floppy ears. Basset Hounds, Cocker Spaniels, Beagles, and
other droopy-eared dogs are more prone to infections. Step 5. Dry your dog’s ear with a clean cotton ball. Be careful to dry only the portion you can
see, and stop if you feel any resistance. Don’t push too far into their ear canal or
you could cause damage. Don’t use cotton swabs, like Q-tips, to clean
inside your dog’s ear canal. You could rupture their ear drum or push debris
deeper into the ear. Step 6. Repeat the cleaning process in your dog’s
other ear. Clean your dog’s ears frequently to avoid
smelly ears and ear infections. Did you know The Basset Hound breed originated
in France, where it was used by hunters used to track rabbits and deer.

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