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My lab spends alot of time at the beach. she loves to put her head under the water. Should i use an ear cleaner every time she gets out of the water or just once a week. So far so good...thank the good Lord no ear infections or trouble. My old lab always had ear trouble. Thanks again
 

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I would just make sure you're drying her ears out as well as you can, everytime she swims, as water getting stuck in there can cause problems. Other than that, I wouldn't clean her ears unless they're dirty. ;)
 

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Thanks... so far so good. Should I just dry them by wiping with a cotton ball?
 

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Sure, I use whatevers handy. Cotton ball, hand towel, kleenex etc.
 

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My girl swims almost every day and I find that cleaning with cotton balls and cleaning solution 2-3 times per week works best. If I wait any longer than that, the wax buildup and overall gunk buildup gets significant.

I look for signs of potential irritation from too much cleaning (and haven't seen any), but the potential for ear mites and other infections from unclean ears isn't worth it, IMHO.
 
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