Dog Ear Odor
majority of times, infections are found in "drop-ear" dogs such
as Poodles, Spaniels, and Bichons. The reason for this is that air
does not circulate into the ears of drop-ear dogs. Also, in long-haired
dogs, hair grows inside the ears, and when it accumulates, even
less air gets in. The ears become a perfect breeding ground for
all dogs can develop problems in the ears. The ear canal gets hot,
red, inflamed, and full of gooey stuff. If you touch the ear the
dog will groan or yelp.
foul odor either with or without an accumulation of brown debris
is the sign of something wrong in the ear.
the ear leather (the underside of the dog's ear) looks dry and flaky.
In many cases, the dog will frequently shake his head and scratch
his ears. That's because ear infections itch and hurt! If he has
a severe infection, your dog might flinch, cry out, or attempt to
snap at you when you touch his ear.
infected ears are often extremely smelly. A bath may make ears worse
if water is trapped in the ear canal. Remember to further reduce
the risk of ear infection, keep your dog's ears as dry as possible.
Dry them off whenever they get wet externally, and, when bathing
your dog, use large cotton balls to prevent bath water from getting
into the ear canals.
the ears clean. Ear infections almost always have a bad smell and
are relatively common in drop-eared dogs. Weekly cleaning will help
veterinarian can recommend an ear cleaning solution to purchase
or you can make your own by combining equal parts: Water, distilled
white vinegar, and rubbing alcohol.
can clean your dog's ear canal with this solution once a week by
pouring an amount onto the ear leather and into the ear canal. Use
the solution at room temperature.
pour enough into the dog's ear to fill the canal and, from the outside,
working from the base of your dog's ear (where it attaches to the
head) massage it thoroughly. Continue for about 10-15 seconds working
the cleaning solution deep into the ear by massaging from the outside
while holding your dog's ears up to keep the solution from running
out. This will help loosen normal dirt and wax.
cotton balls to dry as much of the ear as you can reach without
pushing down into the ear canal.
dog will naturally shake his head after a few seconds of ear cleaning;
this will help to release any internal debris.
indication of the need for veterinary attention is the distinctive
"cheesy" smell of a yeast infection. Please have that professionally
attended to. Sometimes, because of the high incidence of yeast infection
in these heavy-eared dogs, a vet will prescribe a medication for
owners to use at home as a routine part of ear maintenance, but
only after an examination to rule out other problems.
dogs that seem to have constant ear problems - clean their ears
at least once a week.
infections and other infections in the ears are quite common and
cause odor, so seek experienced help.
stores sell various ear medications, but there are so many different
types of infections. You can save your dog a lot of unnecessary
agony and suffering by taking him to your vet who will diagnose
the infection and provide the proper medicine.
medicine he gives you, always follow his instructions and complete
the course of treatment to prevent a recurrence. Recurring ear infections
are very common. Call your vet if you feel your dog isn't healing
properly or has a recurrence.
is the best medicine. From the day you get your dog, check his ears
regularly for excessive dirt or unusual odor. Hair that grows inside
the dog's ear canal is very easy to pull out. You can ask your vet
or groomer to show you how it's done. If you start doing this when
your dog is a pup, he won't you a hard time. Many dogs like having
the ear hairs pulled out and become very relaxed!
ear is pale pink and has no odor. A little bit of wax or dirt in
the outer portion of the ear canal and around the ear leather wrinkly
area is perfectly normal, and it's okay to carefully remove this
with a piece of gauze, cotton ball, or a cotton swab (Q-tip).
stick a Q-tip inside the ear canal. You can cause pain or more serious
damage. A good rule to follow is: Only clean what you can easily
vet or groomer can also show you how to clean your dog's ears. A
cotton swab is.
keeping your dog's ears clean and healthy, you can avoid having
him suffer from a painful infection.
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