Dog Ears Cleaning

Learn the safest most effective ways to clean your dogs ears and share your experiences with other dog owners. You can also learn different techniques and get product information.


September 9, 2008 | By Devon | 4

.....For my little 4 month old yorkie...I simply take a cotton swab filled with ear cleanser, and rub her inner ear...not forcing...just going in a wipe out. Once a week I do this. Yet...on the bottle it says to drop two drops in her ear and rub e… more ›

Sarah H.

September 9, 2008

A: You should constantly check your pets ears, but constant ear cleaning is not necessary unless the ear needs it. Isopropyl alcohol is what we used at the Daycare i used to work at. Making sure the cotton ball is squeezed to remove almost all of the … more ›

March 11, 2009 | By Janice F. | 31

Tonka's ears get very yucky, other that an expensive vet remedy, what else can be used?

Janice F.
Robin W.

March 13, 2009

A: I use a solution I get fron Drs Foster and Smith...Ear Cleanse. It works great. Use some cotton pads...soak them up and squeeze it in their ears....wipe out the rest.

March 10, 2009 | By Nessiellia | 12

I have an eight month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and her ears have really been itching her. I've been cleaning them every other day. But I would love suggestions on what else I could do to help her.

Carolyn C.

March 10, 2009

A: I had a golden retriever for 14 years who suffered from chronic ear infections for most of his life and was deaf the last 3 years. When my new golden puppy got his first ear infection at the age of six months, I said to my vet, "I just can't do this… more ›

June 27, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

I probably should be cleaning my dog’s ears, so his ear infections don’t come back. Can I clean his ears at home, without damaging the eardrums?

Mary T.

July 11, 2010

A: Dogs’ ear infections (from bacteria and/or yeast) are often complicated by build-ups of dirty earwax. Cleaning your dog's ears regularly at home can help avoid infections — or alert you to a worsening infection before serious damage occurs. With … more ›

June 27, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

Why is my Dachshund is losing hair on his ears?

Mary T.

July 11, 2010

A: If your dog is losing hair around his ears, your dog might be developing Acquired Pattern Alopecia. Canine pattern baldness (with gradual and usually symmetrical loss of hair on the ears — as well as the neck, chest, abdomen and thighs) is geneti… more ›


December 28, 2008 | By Delores R. | 0

This is an important part of maintenance for your dog. It keeps them from getting ear infections. We use an alchol based ear cleaner. The vet said it was better than a water based cleaner, because the alchol will evaporate. You can buy it at the ve… more ›

October 15, 2008 | By Kate H. | 0

With respect to anatomy dog's ear are different from human ears. Unlike human ear, dog's ears have extra turn and length that makes the visibility and medication rather difficult, making your dog susceptible to infections which is one of the most com… more ›

January 19, 2009 | By Sistertex | 0

I used to have quite a time cleaning out the ears of my poodle way back when. Greyhounds were so easy compared to that. They have 'rose' ears and are fairly open to begin with so though dirt can collect in there, I don't believe they are quite as pro… more ›

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