What to look for
Get to know your dog’s ears so that you can determine what normal verses abnormal look for them. Things that you would be looking out for while conducting a routine ear cleaning are:
- Wax build up
- Itchiness or head shaking
- Redness or soreness
- Abnormal smell
Routine Cleaning Equipment
For routine ear cleaning you only want to clean what you can see which is the outer ear and the equipment you will need are:
- Ear cleaning solution with a nozzle specifically manufactured for dog ear cleaning. We can recommend a suitable one for your dog.
- Cotton balls – NEVER use cotton buds or stick any instruments down the ear canal as this may rupture it.
- You can however use a cotton bud to clean the crevasses on the outer ear.
How to Clean your dogs Ears
- Place the nozzle of the ear cleaning solution down along the ear canal and squeeze approximately 2ml of the solution out (1 good squeeze).
- Gently massage the ear canal from the outside along the base of the ear; you should hear a sloshing sound which lets you know the solution has reached down into the ear canal.
- Use the cotton ball to wipe away the wax, dirt or debris.
We are always happy to demonstrate ear cleaning with your pet. Call us on 01 6237044 and we can book you in for a demonstration with one of our qualified nurses.