Ear cleaning tips for your dog

Tips on cleaning your dog’s ears

As pet owners, we’re always looking for safe and effective ways to care for our faithful companions.

Ear health is essential for dogs. Keeping their ears clean helps prevent a build up of wax and debris that could lead to infections and make your dog uncomfortable and require more complicated and expensive treatments.

In the worst-case scenario severe ear infections in dogs can lead to balance issues (if the infection reaches the inner ear canal) and even deafness, although it should be said that is very rare.

As a rule, dogs that have bigger, loose hanging ears and those that swim or spend time walking through wet ground and puddles are particularly susceptible to build ups that can lead to issues if you don’t keep them clean.

So, spaniels need a bit of extra attention and if you regularly take your dog to the beach or walk through woods, deep puddles, and streams, then you should pay particular attention to canine ear cleaning and always clean as soon as you get home from a walk.

Wet and warm weather is also the perfect environment for bacteria to develop so keep a close eye on weather conditions when considering ear cleaning for dogs.

Talk to your vet if you are unsure how often you should be cleaning your dog’s ears and whether they will be prone to problems. PetExx Ear Cleaner is a gentle cleaner with extract of eucalyptus.

Dogs with long loose ears and those that swim should have their ears cleaned

There are so many different products on the market it is hard to decide what is best to use and which ingredients to look out for when you are buying.

One natural remedy that’s gaining popularity is eucalyptus for cleaning dogs’ ears.

Here we take a look at the power of eucalyptus and why it can help you care for your dog.

What is eucalyptus oil?

Eucalyptus oil, derived from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. When used properly and in the right dilution, eucalyptus oil can offer several advantages for maintaining your dog’s ear health.

Eucalyptus has natural antibacterial properties

Eucalyptus oil contains compounds that can help combat bacteria commonly found in dogs’ ears. Regular cleaning with eucalyptus oil may assist in preventing bacterial infections and ear inflammation.

Helps fight fungal infections

Fungal infections can be a concern in dogs’ ears, especially in warm and humid climates. Eucalyptus oil’s antifungal properties can contribute to keeping fungal growth at bay.

Reduces Odour and Ear Discomfort

Eucalyptus oil has a pleasant scent and can help neutralise unpleasant odours in the ears. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory effects may provide relief from itchiness or discomfort caused by mild irritation.

Gentle cleaning and ear wax removal

Using eucalyptus oil in a diluted form can aid in gently loosening and removing excess ear wax and debris. This can be particularly helpful for dogs prone to wax buildup or those with floppy ears that trap moisture.

Incorporating eucalyptus oil into your dog’s ear cleaning routine can be an effective way to promote ear health and hygiene.

Remember to prioritise safety by using proper dilution and techniques. As always, consult your vet for personalised advice on caring for your dog’s ears.

PetExx Ear Cleaner has been specially formulate with added eucalyptus oil to provide a non-abrasive cleaning solution for your dog’s ears.