When you bring your pet to your professional groomer at Groomingdale’s, your pet will leave with a clean coat, clean nails, and clean ears. But it’s important between grooming session to be sure that your pet’s ears are clean. Certain breeds are more susceptible to dirty ears and the problems associated, but any pet after a good romp in nature can get dirty, and dirty ears can cause infection and other problems.
Certain breeds have ears that trap dirt and detritus and make it virtually impossible to clean completely without intervention. To clean your pet’s ears completely, it begins with a good ear cleaner. It’s a good idea to avoid ear cleaners that contain hydrogen peroxide or alcohol because these chemicals can irritate your pet’s ear canal, especially if the canal is inflamed. There are ear cleaners that contain antibacterial and antifungal ingredients, and these types of cleaners would be a good idea if your pet’s ears are especially dirty or inflamed (If your pet’s ears are inflamed, angry red, it’s a good idea to take your pet to your veterinarian for medical treatment). If your dog is susceptible to dirty ears and infections then it’s also a good idea to speak with your vet to determine both a method and frequency of cleaning, and also any ear cleaners that will help to prevent your pet from developing an infection.
When you clean your dog’s ears, do not use cotton-tipped Q-tips or other types of cotton-tipped applicators. It’s possible to make a mistake (Your pet won’t always be willing to sit perfectly still while you clean their ears). It’s also possible to push the dirt and debris down into the ear canal. Instead use a cotton swab or a cotton ball.
It’s important to keep to a regular grooming schedule at home that includes nail trims, ear cleaning, and brushing. It’s equally important to bring your pet to your professional groomer at Groomindale’s for grooming. Your groomer at Groomingdales will keep your pet’s coat, ears, and nails clean and healthy. Call today.