Dogs are known for their wagging tails and wet noses, but they can also be notorious for having dirty ears. In fact, many pet owners don’t realize that their dog’s ears need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Not only is it important to keep your dog’s ears clean to avoid infection, but it’s also a good way to check for any potential problems.
Here at Angie’s Mobile Pet Styling, we offer a variety of mobile pet grooming services right at your doorstep, and we often clear dogs’ ears during our grooming sessions. In this blog post, we will discuss easy tips on how to clean your dog’s ears at home!
Tips to clean your dog’s ears
One of the most important things to remember when cleaning your dog’s ears is to never insert anything further than the first knuckle into their ear canal. This can damage their eardrum and cause serious pain. Instead, focus on gently wiping the inside of their ear with a cotton ball or soft cloth. You can also use a dog-specific ear cleaner, which can be found at your local pet store.
Here are a few other tips to keep in mind when cleaning your dog’s ears:
-Start by lifting your dog’s ear flap and inspecting the inside of their ear for any dirt or debris. If you see anything, gently remove it with a cotton ball or soft cloth.
-If your dog has a lot of ear wax buildup, you may need to use a dog-specific ear cleaner to help break it down.
-Never use cotton swabs or other pointy objects to clean your dog’s ears, as this can cause serious damage.
-If you notice any redness, swelling, or discharge in your dogs ears, make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible. These could be signs of an infection or other medical problems.
And remember, professional grooming is always an option if you want the peace of mind of knowing that your dog’s ears are being cleaned properly.
Why is professional grooming better than at-home grooming?
While you can certainly clean your dog’s ears at home, there are a few reasons why professional grooming may be a better option. First of all, professional groomers have the experience and knowledge to safely and effectively clean your dog’s ears. They also have access to high-quality ear cleaners and other products that can help keep your dog’s ears healthy.
In addition, professional grooming is a great way to bond with your dog and make sure they’re comfortable with the ear-cleaning process. Many dogs don’t like having their ears cleaned, so it’s important to make sure they’re relaxed during the grooming session.
At Angie’s Mobile Pet Styling, we offer mobile pet grooming services in:
- Palm Harbor, FL
- Dunedin, FL
- Tarpon Springs, FL
- Holiday, FL
- New Port Richey, FL
- Safety Harbor, FL
- Oldsmar, FL
- Trinity, FL
- Lutz, FL
- Largo, FL
- Belleair, FL
- Redington Beach, FL
- Clearwater, FL
- Indian rocks beach, FL
- Madeira Beach, FL
- Carrollwood, FL
- Land o’ Lakes, FL
Schedule an appointment with Angie’s Mobile Pet Styling today and make sure your doggo is getting all the attention (and treats!) they need to live a healthy, happy life.