: Cleaning and caring for your pet's ears are important ways to reduce the chance for ear infections and excess wax build up. Routine cleaning and at-home examinations are good ways to detect potential infections or other ear issues early. As a dog owner, it is preferable to keep an eye on your dog's behavior & health & you will know when your dog starts to act abnormally. In particular, keep an eye out for:
â€¢ Discharge from the ear
â€¢ Odor around the ear
â€¢ Excess scratching, pawing or rubbing at the ears
â€¢ Redness in the ear canal
â€¢ Sensitivity or pain around the ears
â€¢ Ear swelling
â€¢ Masses around the ear area.
To clean the dog's ears use a solution adapted to the ears. Push the tip of the bottle into the canal, squeeze out a steady stream of solution , pull up the tip & massage the ear steadily for 30 seconds & finally use a piece of cotton to wipe the canal without pushing it into the ear.