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Ear Health

Cleaning Your Dog's Ears

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Caring for your dog's ears and keeping them clean is an important part of your dog's overall health.  For dogs prone to ear infections, regular use of an ear cleanser can support good ear health.1-4 In addition to having your dog's ears examined regularly during veterinary checkups, ask your veterinarian about regular ear cleanings at home, as part of your dog's grooming routine.

 

 

dog_ear.jpgWhy do dogs often have ear problems?

The structure of a dog’s ear canal makes dogs more likely than humans to get ear infections. That’s because a dog’s ear canal is deep and angled—like the letter “L.” Debris must work its way up to exit the ear, making it more difficult for material to be expelled without the assistance of cleanings. If not removed, debris can lead to itchiness and ear infections.