Cleaning Your Dogs' Ears

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Dogs' Ears

Hot Diggity Dog Resort has put together the ultimate guide to cleaning your dog's ears, so you can get the job done quickly and easily. Even if you can't do it, don’t worry because you can bring your pet to our dog daycare and we will do it for you. We provide a variety of animal care services for pets in Escondido, San Marcos, and the surrounding communities.

Why Should You Clean Your Dog's Ears?

There are both medical and aesthetic reasons for keeping your dog's ears clean. Ear infections are relatively common in dogs, especially those with long or floppy ears. While they can be treated, it's always better to prevent them in the first place. Regular cleaning can help remove dirt, wax, and other debris that can lead to infections.

How to Clean Your Dog's Ears

There are a few different ways you can clean your dog's ears. The most important thing is to use a gentle cleanser that won't irritate their sensitive ears. You can either purchase a dog-specific ear cleaner from your vet or pet store, or you can use a solution of dog-safe hydrogen peroxide and water.

To use either of these solutions, simply apply a small amount to a cotton ball and gently wipe the inside of your dog's ear. Be sure to avoid getting any solution in their ear canal, as this can cause irritation. Once you've cleaned their ears, you can use a dry cotton ball to remove any excess moisture.

When Should You Clean Your Dog's Ears?

Ideally, you should clean your dog's ears once a week. However, if your dog has a history of ear infections, you may need to clean its ears more frequently. If you're not sure how often to clean your dog's ears, check with your vet for guidance.

Contact Us for Dog Daycare Services

If you find that your dog's ears are constantly dirty, it's time to give them a good cleaning. While it's not the most pleasant task, it's important to maintain your dog's ear health. If you find the task too complicated and live in or around Escondido or San Marcos, bring your furry friend to our dog daycare at Hot Diggity Dog Resort and we will be happy to help. Call our team today at (760) 745-9900 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.