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Floppy Ears

04 Aug

Do you often see your dog scratching its ears, shaking its head, or acting irritable with its ears? If so, it could be is suffering from a case of ear infection. Ear infection is very common to dogs with flopped ears.    Fungal infections, which can be started with the smallest amount of water in the ear, are common because air fails to circulate freely in the ears.  Air circulation is very crucial in maintaining the health of the ears of dogs.

Ear infections in dogs can be easily treated and cured, but require a visit to the veterinarian – it is crucial that the right medicine is given because there are many different types of infection. Regularly check the ears of your flop-eared dogs to see if it discharges ear wax abnormally.  Normal ear wax excreted by the ears is largely odor-free.  If there is a foul odor coming from your dog’s ear, the chances are high that it has got some infection.  If that’s the case, try to clean your dog’s ears gently.  Use cotton balls dipped in an ear cleaning solution obtained from the vet’s clinic. Your veterinarian may also prescribe drops for your dog’s ears to help clear up the infection. If your dogs ears do not flop over, you don’t need to clean them – he can clean them himself.

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