You know how important it is to clean your Labrador's ears. We've put together some things to remember when cleaning your dog's ears.To read all the tips, please visit PetGuide.com.Not all dogs need to have their ears cleaned. But others, especially those with floppy ears, need it done on a regular basis. Here are some important tips about how to properly clean dog ears, as well as some things you should never do.
Never use Q-Tips to clean dog ears. Just like with human ears, Q-Tips tend to pack more junk down the ear canal then it does getting it out of there. Also, you should never use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean dog ears as that can be irritating. At any point of the process, if your dog yelps in pain, stop immediately, as this could be the sign of an ear infection.
Use lots of liquid to dissolve the debris and wax build up in your dog’s ears. One way to do this is to fill the ear up with the ear cleaning solution, until it overflows a bit. Rub it in by massaging under the lower part of the ear and the ear fold with your hand. This motion will make a squishy sound. Do this for about 30 seconds.
I have never really cleaned deep inside Bella's ears, but every few months (or when I notice the inside of her ears look dirty) I do a simple cleaning. I just use a paper towel, wet it with slightly warm water, squeeze out all the excess so it's just damp, and work it around the inside of her ear with my finger. I can't get very deep (certainly not into the ear canal) so it seems pretty safe to me. She always loves it.
Judy and Bruno have never had their ears cleaned. I had to clean Mitzi's at least weekly...allergy related.
I use a microfiber cloth, one of the thinner ones, over my finger and just gently wipe inside to make sure there's nothing building up.
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I have never cleaned Moka and Java' s ears...no need to. They're perfect so I don't mess with them.
They have self cleaning oven ears.
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