Most Pet Ear Care Products serve several functions. They not only clean the ear canal but also have an agent to remove parasites. Frequency of pet ear care treatment will vary among breeds. Some breeds are more susceptible than others, including dogs with pendulous ears or dogs with hairy inner ear flaps. These breeds require frequent application of pet ear cleaner and is a continuing process. Dogs with allergies are also at risk for ear infection due to their immune system.
Parasites such as ear mites, fleas and ticks are a common problem. Dog Ear mites are extremely contagious from pet to pet and Dog Ear Miticide needs to be applied as soon as possible. Pet ear mites can change your dog's behavior such as listlessness or irritability. The most common sign of Pet Ear Mites is constant scratching at their ears. Ear mites create dark, crumbly debris that look like coffee grinds.
Most ear infections can be prevented by proper dog ear care by the pet owner. For proper and safe dog ear cleaner application follow these steps:
- Clean the external ear thoroughly with a moistened cotton ball.
- Gently pull the ear flap over the head, squeeze out the desired amount of pet ear cleaner and apply it to the lowest part of the ear canal.
- After flushing, gently massage the base of the ears to distribute the pet ear cleaner around the normal ear folds.
Remember, Pet ear care is necessary of a responsible pet owner if your dog is showing severe discomfort, the ears have a bad smell, or the ear canals look abnormal. Some signs may be shaking of the head or tilting it to one side, Redness or swelling of the ear flap or canal, Pain or Discharge in the ears.
Pet ear cleaning should be intended for dogs who have long, pendulous ear, lives in a humid environment or loves to swim and bath. To further reduce the risk of ear infection, keep your dog's ears as dry as possible. Dry them off whenever they get wet externally. Pets with a history of recurring ear infection require dog ear care often maybe 2 -3 times a week.
Pet Street Mall offers more than Dog Ear Care Products. Bath Wipes gentle wipe down the exterior your pets ears before application of a pet ear cleaner. Daily Supplements help keep a pet's immune system at it's healthiest for dog who a susceptible to ear infections. We carry many types of products for your Dog Health Care and Medication needs.