Furmey tips: How to clean your dog's ears at home

Furmey tips: How to clean your dog's ears at home

Taking care of your furry companion's ears is an important part of maintaining their overall health and well-being. While some dogs naturally have clean and healthy ears, others may require a little assistance in keeping their ears free from dirt, wax, and debris. Regular ear cleaning can help prevent irritation and infections that are common among dogs due to the shape of their ears. In this guide, we will explore the proper techniques and tools you need to clean your dog's ears at home, ensuring their aural health remains in top condition.

Proper Ear Cleaning Techniques and Tools:

To begin the ear cleaning process, it's essential to gather a few basic tools. You won't need a long list of items, but make sure to have the following on hand:

  1. Ear wash solution
    such as Masco beauty calm ears, a solution that provides care while helping to prevent injuries and inflammations. What's more, its formula is gentle and free from parabens, consisting of 95% natural ingredients.

    The unique formula of Natural Ear Care matches the pH of the ear canal, ensuring compatibility and minimizing discomfort. With its natural ingredients, it effectively softens and eliminates excess wax and dirt without causing irritation to your pet's ears.
  1. Cotton balls/pads
  2. Q-tips (if used with caution)

To prevent any mess, it's advisable to find an easy-to-clean surface or place a blanket or towel under your dog.

Masco beauty: Calm ears - ear drop

Now, let's dive into the step-by-step process of cleaning your dog's ears. It's important to note that most dogs are not fond of having their ears cleaned, so it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the process and practice with your furry friend beforehand. Some dogs may require gentle restraint during the cleaning process, while others may feel comfortable sitting on your lap.

  1. Get in position: With your dog lying down, position yourself on the opposite side of the ear you are planning to clean.

  2. Allow your dog to relax: Some dogs get a little nervous. If your dog enjoys a massage, gently massage their neck and ears to help them relax before the cleaning process begins.

  3. Secure your dog: Wrap your arms around your dog in a gentle hug. Rest your right arm across their shoulder and wrap your left arm under and around their neck. In case your dog tries to stand up, lean your upper body over their shoulders to prevent them from moving. If your dog is too restless, consider laying them on their side.

  4. Expose the ear flap: Using your free hand, gently pull back the ear flap to reveal the inner surface of the ear. Ensure you use the fingertips of your left hand (when on the right side) to push the ear flap back and up.

  5. Clean and dry outside area: Easily clean the outside part of the dogs ear and thoroughly dry it afterwards before applying the solution.

  6. Apply the ear wash solution: Hold the bottle of ear wash solution in your right hand and add a few drops to the inside of the ear flap. Be cautious not to force the tip of the bottle into the ear canal, as this could cause damage. Insert the tip a few millimeters into the ear canal and add the ear solution.

  7. Allow your dog to shake their head: Once the cleaning solution is in the ear, it's natural for your dog to shake their head vigorously. This action helps remove excess solution and debris from their ears.

  8. Massage the ears: Gently massage the base of your dog's ear to distribute the ear wash solution throughout the ear canal. Most dogs find this part enjoyable.

  9. Use cotton balls: Take cotton balls and use them to remove any discharge from the inner side of the ear flap. This helps ensure a thorough cleaning.

  10. Optional: Q-tip use: If necessary, you can use Q-tips to clean the inner side of the ear flap. However, it is vital never to insert the Q-tip further than what you can easily see. This precaution prevents packing wax and debris deeper into the ear canal or potentially causing harm to the eardrum. Remember, if you wouldn't do it to your own ear, refrain from doing it to your dog's.

By following these steps and using the proper tools, you can maintain your dog's ear hygiene and contribute to their overall health. Remember, if you notice anything unusual or have concerns about your dog's ears, consult with your veterinarian for professional guidance and support.

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