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You know how important it is to clean your dog's ears. We've put together some things to remember when cleaning your dog's ears.

Not all dogs need to have their ears cleaned. But others, especially those with floppy ears, need it done on a regular basis. Here are some important tips about how to properly clean dog ears, as well as some things you should never do.

Never use Q-Tips to clean dog ears. Just like with human ears, Q-Tips tend to pack more junk down the ear canal then it does getting it out of there. Also, you should never use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean dog ears as that can be irritating. At any point of the process, if your dog yelps in pain, stop immediately, as this could be the sign of an ear infection.

Use lots of liquid to dissolve the debris and wax build up in your dog’s ears. One way to do this is to fill the ear up with the ear cleaning solution, until it overflows a bit. Rub it in by massaging under the lower part of the ear and the ear fold with your hand. This motion will make a squishy sound. Do this for about 30 seconds.
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I always thought this method was only for dogs with really really dirty ears or with infections, but now I have learned! Very helpful! Thank you for posting this!
 

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Thanks for posting this!

Teddy HATES when I poor the cleaning solution in his ear. Since poodles are soo smart its really hard to trick him. He sees the poodle and runs for dear life. lol I always have to have someone hold him really tight so I can poor it in. That usually ends in me getting solution all over me, some in Teddy's ear, some in the person who was holding him. Then, since he is so tiny get manages to set free from the person holding him and run for his life lol

Poodles are hilarious :)
 
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