We spend so much time caring and nurturing our pets. It’s almost always at the top of our to-do list. We spend hours brushing and bathing to make sure that they are clean and happy. We spend all this time because we love and cherish our pets and they mean the world to us. Sometimes though we might be missing a something that is very important to our pet’s care. That spot we are prone to miss is their ears.
We always clean our pet’s ears when we put them in for a bath, but did you know that most veterinarians suggest cleaning your pet’s ears on a weekly or bi-weekly basis? Which might be too frequent a schedule for you to bathe your pet. There are several simple solutions to help keep your pet’s ears clean. Between baths we suggest using the earthbath ear wipes, they’re a fast, convenient way to keep your pet’s ears free of wax and discharge that can lead to infections.
One note of caution is to not use Q-tips. While Q-tips work great for your ears they can push debris further into your pet’s ears or possibly damage their inner ear. Also, if you live in a warm or humid environment your pet is probably going to need more frequent ear cleaning.
The easiest way to keep your dog’s ears clean is to have a schedule written out that you can follow and mark. One tip is to clean their ears on the same day each week, so it’s easy to remember and becomes a routine you can both look forward to. How often do you clean your dog’s ears, and do you have any tips to share?