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Are you cleaning your dog’s ears & eyes properly?

by Twila on January 11, 2016

Did you know that most pet parents forget to clean their fur baby’s ears and eyes on a regular basis? Also some pets don’t make the cleaning process easy but, it is a task that must be done in order to avoid infections.  If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, consult with your groomer or vet.

Ears

How to: Apply an epi-otic cleansing solution in each ear for about 30 seconds. Allow Fido to shake excess solution out  and then  use a gauze or cotton ball to absorb any left over.

How often: Once a week

Where to find cleanser: Local pet store or your vet.

tip: Don’t use a Q-tip it may poke your dog’s ear drum. Also if your dog is still shaking his head a lot afterward or a smelly odor is coming from ears, contact vet ASAP.

Eyes

How to: Use a moist gauze or cotton ball to clean any mucus or crust that is around the eyes. Never use cotton ball or gauze directly on eyes. For pups with longer hair, you may need to comb out some of the gunk first then wipe.

How often: When needed.

tip: If your fur baby is experiencing a lot of build up around the eyes daily, then you need to consult with your vet about allergies.

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