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Dog ear care
Ear infections can be a painful and frustrating condition to manage. Dog ear care is an important part of keeping ears clean and healthy. There are many products available to help take care of your dogs ears at home.
Best dog ear care products based on our customer reviews
|Virbac Epi Otic||Have used this product for years..All pet owners should have for pet cares. Not just cleans but treats fur babies ears!! -ELAINE|
|Dermcare Otoflush Ear Flush||Recommended by my vet. Easy to use. Keeps my dogs ears clean and infection free. My dog has very waxy ears and is infection prone. My dog is always extremely happy after each clean, you can see the relief and the return of comfort after each application. Would not use any other product, this is the best on the market. You don't need to use alot of product to get the job done, the secret is to leave the product to soak in the ear as long as possible. Highly recommended. -JJ|
|Petkin Jumbo Earwipes||My boy growls and carries on like a pork chop if I squirt a cleaning solution in his ears. Even dribbling it in from a cotton pad. These wipes get out all the superficial gunk very easily and I don't have to count my fingers when it's done. -ANDREW|
Frequently Asked Questions:
What causes an ear infection in dogs?
Ear infections or otitis externa, is a common and painful condition in dogs and a frustrating problem for owners. Some dogs may be more prone to ear infections for a variety of reasons, such as breed, genetics and lifestyle. There are a few common causes of ear infections in dogs:
- Allergies: common causes are food hypersensitivity, environmental allergies and contact allergies can all trigger ear infections in dogs. It is one of the most common causes for ear infections.
- Parasites: ear mites can be another cause for ear infections developing in your dog. Ear mites are more common in younger animals.
- Foreign bodies: dogs can get foreign objects lodged in their ears, such as a grass seeds. Dogs can also grow tumours and polyps in their ear canals, which can also lead to an ear infection. It will more commonly affect one side, but not always.
- Ear anatomy: certain breeds who have narrow ear canals, such as the Shar Pei, are more prone to ear infections. Dogs with floppy ears or dogs with lots of hair in the ear canal can also be more prone to developing ear infections. This is due to less ventilation in the ear canal, allowing more moisture and ear wax to build up, which makes the environment for bacteria and yeast far more favourable.
- Moisture: dogs who swim excessively or get water down the ear frequently can be more prone to developing an ear infection.
Ear cleaners are beneficial to help dry out the ear canal and help loosen any dirt or debris that builds up. Always follow the product label directions or as your treating veterinarian directs. If your dog ever has signs of an ear infection such as shaking their head, scratching their ear, rubbing their head on furniture, excess discharge, odour, redness or pain, it is important you book your dog into your veterinarian for assessment.
Author info: Dr Nicole du Plessis - Pet Circle In-House Veterinarian