Ear cleaning instructions with Derma8 Ear Cleaner
Information on cleaning dogs’ ears
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 can be often secondary to allergies. A vet will diagnose ear infection and provide instructions on how to treat the infection locally and/or systematically.
Dogs’ yeast infection / problem ears
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.