How to Clean a Dog's Ears

What You'll Need

You will need: Cotton balls, Ear cleaning solution, Gauze pads, Flashlight, etc.

Check Your Dog's Ears

Before you start cleaning, check your dog's ears for any signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or discharge.

Warm Up

Warm the ear cleaning solution to body temperature. This will help to prevent your dog from feeling pain.

Tilt Your Dog's Head

Tilt your dog's head to the side and gently pull back their ear flap.

Apply the Ear Cleaning Solution

Apply the ear cleaning solution to a cotton ball and gently swab the inside of your dog's ear.

Massage the Ear Canal

Gently massage the ear canal to help the ear cleaning solution work its way in.

Remove the Earwax

Use a gauze pad to remove any earwax that has loosened.

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