Cleaning the dog's ear
Why do I need to clean my dog's ears?
While human ear canals go straight from outer ear to middle ear (eardrum) and inner ear, dog’s dog's ear canal is L-shaped tube leading to the eardrum. As a result, they have poorer ventilation in their ears, which raises the ear's internal humidity, thus increasing the risk of disease. Therefore, cleansing ears can prevent diseases such as otitis externa, and allow you to detect any abnormality early. As well as clearing the ears, clipping dog’s nails and or brushing can improve you and your dog’s bond and relationship.
Cleaning human ear and dog's ear, what is the difference of tools?
Prepare cotton wool and cotton for wiping as well as ear cleaning lotion (cleaning liquid).
Never use a cotton swab that is often used to clean human ears!
Using a cotton swab in the dog’s ear can cause damage to the inner ear skin and push wax deeper into the ear canal.
Frequency of cleaning dog ear
It is best to clean every day, but not possible, it should be at least once every two weeks.
However, some breeds, such as Golden Retrievers and Beagles with floppy ears, are prone to ear infections, their ears need to be cleaned once a week.
When should I clean my dog's ears?
There is no specific timing for ear cleaning, but if your dog is scratching or shaking his ears, check his ears to makes sure they are clean. If they are dirty or smell, keep their ears clean.
Can the disease be detected by smelling?
When the dog’s ears are dirty, you can notice an unusual or bad odor. It might mean the dog is infected with some disease, so if you find any abnormal signs in your dog, bring him to a hospital to get treatment.
How to take care of dog's paw
When trimming the hair on the back of the dog’s paw, use a dog clipper, not a scissors. Most dogs do not like to touch their paws, so if you use the clipper, they might be surprised, which can lead to injury in their paws. Make sure to use a dog trimmer because it has finer blades than a human clipper.
[How to choose and apply paw cream]
Select an odorless and non-sticky cream, otherwise, dogs might lick it. After applying the cream, distract the attention of dogs by playing with dogs or talk to them for about 10 minutes until the cream is fully absorbed.
[Frequency of applying paw cream]
Check on dog’s paw frequently to take care of them because how often to apply depends on the dog’s environment, areas to walk and seasons. Dog’s paws become rough as they age. If dogs do not lick or bite frequently or emit bad odor, then you don’t have to worry.