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Pet’s Ear Care

08/10/2017

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Understanding the anatomy of the pet’s ears makes the cleaning process and caring for them uncomplicated. Because of the twisted shape of the pet’s ears, it becomes easy for the bacteria and viruses to reside inside it. Cleaning shouldn’t start when your pooch or kitty gets infected by the pesky parasites but it should be a regular health maintenance process.

Although, certain signs and symptoms are visible that is an indication of ear infections in the pets. In these circumstances, it is required from you to be patient and gentle with their pet’s ears. Contacting a vet and asking for assistance is considerate.

Some of the signs that depict infectious ears are:

  • Discharge from ears
  • Bad odor
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching and scratching
  • Wax build up
  • Hair loss

Ears are one of the most crucial and sensitive body organs that require regular purification. There are certain points one must remember while cleaning the pet’s ears:

  • Cotton balls, tweezers and a cleaning solution should be used for cleaning ears.
  • Do not use Q-tips as they might push the debris further inside the ear canal.
  • Once in a week cleaning practice is ideal.

Here are a few instructions to follow for proper cleaning of pet’s ears.

  • Choose a comfortable environment for ear cleaning process.
  • Soothe and muzzle the pet. Let him get used to the fact that ear cleaning is not a painful activity.
  • Put a small amount of the cleaning solution in the ears and gently massage the base.
  • When you do so, your pet might want to shake his head, let him do so. This will ensure that the debris trapped inside the ear has loosened up.
  • Take a cotton ball and wipe inside of the dog's ear. The wax inside the ear is removed slowly by this.
  • After both the ears are cleaned, treat your pet for his calm behavior.

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