Causes of Dog Ear Infections
Allergies- Ear infections caused by allergies can be managed by avoiding the allergen that causes your dog to experience an allergic response.
Wax and Debris Buildup- Keeping your dog's ears clean and dry can help to prevent ear infections! Depending on your dog's needs, a medicated or non-medicated ear cleaning solution can be used- just make sure it is veterinarian approved!
Other causes of recurrent ear infections in dogs could be a result of hormonal conditions, nutrition, and/or autoimmune diseases.
How-to Clean Your Dog's Ears
- Fill the ear canal with a veterinarian-approved cleaning solution and gently massage the ear from the base. This helps to break up debris and wax!
- Use an absorbent material like gauze to wipe out the canal and remove the wax and debris buildup.
- If your dog as long ears, hold the ear up and allow the ear to fully dry to help prevent ear infections.