Cleaning dog’s ears

Ear cleaning instructions with Derma8 ear rinse

Place the nozzle of Derma8 ear cleaner outside the ear canal, above the ear. Squeeze 1-2 mls of the liquid into the earcanal until the earcanal is full. Rub the earlobe gently to optimise the ear rinses effect. Let the dog shake it’s head. Wipe away excess liquid and gently wipe the liquid away from the inner side. The effective ingredients are naturally germ fighting. They assist in the management of ear infection reducing itching and strengthen the skin of the ear. When used as a supplement to medication, please leave a 30 min break after applying the ear rinse before using medication.

It is important to check dog’s ears regularly and clean as needed

If the dog’s ears are clean, they do not need any extra care. Symptomatic dog often shakes his head or scracthes it’s ears. Any extra humidity will increase the risk of ear infections – dog’s with long eared are especially suscepitible for these infections. If your dog’s ears are especially hairy on the inner side of it’s ears, trimming of excess hair might be beneficial in preventing infections. This will improve the ventilation of the skin inside the ears. Ear infections are often secondary to allergies. A vet will diagnose ear infection and provide instructions on how to treat the infection locally and/or systematically.

One of the most common causes for ear infections is yeast infections. These infections commonly become a chronic problem. Keeping the ears clean is an important preventative factor for dog’s with recurring yeast infections. In problem cases, cleaning the ears 1-3 times a week, especially after swimming or bathing , is beneficial. If the ears are clean and dry, they are less likely to provide a favorable breeding ground for harmful microbes.