Your dog's ears should be an important checkpoint during the grooming period, or more often if the dog is running loose. Long-eared dogs have more trouble with their ears than the short-eared varieties. Look for dirt, cuts, scratches, swellings, parasites or discharge.


Most of the time, you will find that your dog's ears just need to be cleaned. With care, you can do the job. Remember, dogs are very sensitive about having their ears touched. Until your dog gets used to having his ears cleaned, it's best to have someone restrain him. Lift the dog onto a table or bench and have him sit. While it is best not to make a large production out of the ear-cleaning project, it is wise to take some precautions. Put an emergency muzzle on the dog. Next, have your assistant stand opposite you at the table or bench. Instruct him to put one hand under the dog's jaw and around his neck. The other hand is to be placed on the dog's rear end, forcing him to stay in a sitting position. Now you can begin to clean the dog's ears.


Place a few drops of light mineral or sesame oil on a cotton swab. Carefully wipe off any dirt or foreign matter from the ridges and crevices in the ear. Clean only as far down as you can see without stretching the ear tissue. Avoid poking or jabbing the cotton swab. When the swabs become soiled, change them. If you come across dried blood, scabs or a thick discharge, clean the ear, apply mineral or sesame oil and watch the ear for a day or two. If the condition persists, consult your veterinarian.


Бесплатный конструктор сайтов - uCoz