It’s Summer – your dog’s ears need you!

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Summer is truly here in Aus! With it comes heat, humidity, grasses & seeds, pool & beach swimming (most Cobberdogs LOVE the water) and outdoor play.  All this makes ear cleaning even more important in these months.  We are reposting this blog, to remind everyone that ear cleaning is not very difficult, but it is really critical for your Cobberdog puppy’s ongoing health! Read on to understand the why's and how's, and please follow up and keep your pup's ears healthy through the Summer and the entire year.

Dogs have very long ear canals that have a right angle bend in them, AND, Cobberdogs have long floppy ears.  Together, these characteristics create a deep, dark, moist place that air doesn’t circulate through. Add to that, dogs that like to swim get all that swimming matter in their ears too! It’s easy too for wax, hair and foreign materials (grass, seeds, etc) to be trapped in the ear canal. And it’s a perfect undisturbed place where yeast and bacteria can flourish!

You can suspect a yeast overgrowth if there’s a cheesy smell around your dog’s head or you notice your dog scratching his ears often.  If you notice your pup’s ear is red, itchy or painful, you can be fairly certain there’s an infection and you really should see your vet for help: if you pour solution into an infected ear you can make it worse.

We've created a Step by Step Ear Cleaning Guide that will help make ear cleaning easy and effective for you. Click below for Ridgy Didge Ear Cleaning Guide.. Click here our Ear Cleaning Guide.

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