Dog Ear Cleaning Solution

Dog Ear Cleaning Solution

Choosing the Right Dog Ear Cleaning Solution

Not sure what one is the best? You’re not alone!

Trying to pick out the right one for my dogs was one of the problems I’ve had in the past. It was darn near impossible to decide which one would work best for not only my wallet, but for my dog’s delicate little ears.

There’s so many brands and different varieties in ear cleaners for dogs it’s mind boggling. You finally pick something only to find you have to decide what you really need it for

Are you buying it to use in a normal ear cleaning routine or are you buying it to treat a problem such as smelly ears, crud built up in the outer ear, ears appear red and/or itchy ?

If it’s the latter, then your dog most likely has an ear infection of some sort or another and I’d recommend having a vet take a look. Usually your vet will prescribe an antibiotic for this, but sometimes even that doesn’t completely clear it up.

Smelly, itchy ears after using antibiotics to get rid of an ear infection does happen. You may want to go back to the vet again, but you can also try ear solutions that are specifically made for this problem.

How to Cure Dog Ear Infection

Dog Ear Cleaning SolutionThere are products out there that many people say work. After researching through reviews of other dog owners I’ve decided to make a review list of my own to help you decide what would be the best in your pooch’s situation.

No, I’m not going to guarantee these will work without a doubt; every case is different just as every dog is different! I’m not a veterinarian, only a fellow dog owner wanting to help others make the best choice possible for their beloved canine friend. Continue reading

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Why Does My Dog Keep Shaking His Head? And, Why You Should Check Its Ears If It’s Doing This…

Is your dog constantly shaking its head like it’s trying to shake something off?

Symptoms of Ear Infection in DogsIf your dog shakes its head until its ears are flopping and flapping around then I’d say there’s probably something wrong with your dog. No, I don’t mean mentally either! But, there’s something causing it to do this and it probably doesn’t feel good.

I’m not a vet, but I’ve owned dogs for years and I’ve had more than a few experiences of the head shaking, ear rattling dog….

This behavior is more often than not caused by your dog’s ears. Well, not it’s ears exactly, but an infection of the ears. Shaking is the only way they can try to alleviate the pain and discomfort they’re in.

Sure, your dog might shake its head once in awhile after a bath or a swim. That’s normal, they’re trying to get whatever is in their ears out!

But, if it continues it’s a problem, which can turn into a lot of pain if not treated. Irritation and inflammation to the dog’s outer ear canal can lead to infection. Try to keep water from going in your dogs ears as much as possible when giving your dog a bath and dry them out as much as possible too.

You’ve gotten water in your ears before too, right? It feels weird and it’s annoying. Plus, it’s hard to hear very good. Everything sounds muffled. So, how do you think your dog feels about it?

Probably the same as you did. But, what about when your ears hurt, feel plugged, or are itching like crazy? What would you do?

Well, you’d be pretty darn grumpy for one thing…and, you’d probably be scratching, rubbing, and picking too. Maybe some swearing too!

If you’re not sure how to clean your dog’s ears watch the video below. This is one I found that may be helpful to you from Greencross Vets.

No, not only water can be a problem in your dogs ears. There are other things that can cause irritation and eventual infection too, such as yeast and excessive bacteria that normally grow on the skin.

But, for now, does your dog have any of these symptoms? Continue reading