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Dog Ear Hygiene – How to do it?

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As well as hygienic grooming and tooth brushing, dog ear hygiene should be an item of constant attention for pet owners. Preventing a series of very common diseases related to dogs’ ear health, cleaning the animal’s ear area can be tricky to do – given that some dogs tend to be quite agitated and anxious when someone tries to move in that region.

Although it is a delicate task, the dog ear hygiene it can never be left aside by those who want to guarantee freedom from problems; which can cause complications such as ear infections, ear mange, infections by foreign objects and even diseases of hereditary origin – which can cause severe inflammation, such as dermatomyositis.

Dogs with bigger ears, drooping or longer and full of hair need extra attention in this aspect, since, the bigger the size and the coat of the area, the bigger the accumulation of dirt and humidity, consequently, the chance of the development of some ear problem – that can trigger from a simple bad smell to serious illnesses and that need specific treatment.

Very sensitive, the dogs ear must be treated with great care by pet owners who wish to clean at home and, as in the case of humans, no type of equipment used for cleaning (such as cotton swabs) should enter the animal’s ear, as this action it can trigger other problems related to the pet’s ear, including difficulty hearing, a lot of pain and even perforation of the dog’s eardrum.

Currently, the pet products market already has a series of lotions and specific formulas for cleaning dogs’ ears, and it is indicated for owners who want to clean the region on their own to purchase these specific solutions; even because the misuse of some product can end up bringing more harm than benefits to your pet’s ear health.

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About the author

Rachel Madi

Veterinary Physician (CRMV-SP 20,567) graduated from the State University of Londrina – PR with a specialization in Radiodiagnosis from the Veterinary Image Institute (IVI). Responsible for the diagnostic imaging sector at the Veterinary Hospital Dogs and Cats 24h working in the areas of radiology, ultrasound and magnetic resonance. Dr. Madi is a member of the Veterinarians team at the CachorroGato portal and also answers questions in the Dr. Responde tool.

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