Your Dog's Ears
to Clean Your Cavalier King
Cleaning your dog's ears
should be part of your regular pet
care routine. If neglected, dog's
ears can become itchy and
bothersome to your pet, and
ultimately painful and infected.
Spaniels, in particular, have a
tendency to develop 'musty'
smelling ears since their long,
silky ears minimize air
circulation and tend to trap
moisture and dirt in their ear
Have you noticed that
your dog's ears smell different
when they are clean than when they
are filled with dust, dirt and wax
build up? Don't wait for your
Cavalier King Charles to start
shaking his head or scratching to
tell you there's a problem. Check your pet's
ears regularly with a small
flashlight, and take a good whiff!
Caring for your dog's
ears is quite easy. Buy a alochol-free,
non-irritating ear wash made
specifically for dogs. Pull back
your dog's ear, moving the hair
out of the way. Insert the tip of
the bottle of ear wash into his
ear canal. Squirt enough solution
into your pet's ear to partially
fill the ear canal.
Massage the base of your
pet's ear for a few seconds to
help dislodge ear wax and debris.
Then, use a cotton ball or pad to
wipe away the excess liquid and
dirt. Repeat until the cotton ball
comes away clean.
Alternatively, wet the
cotton ball with ear
cleaning solution and insert
into your dog's ear. Gently move
the cotton ball around to massage
the ear canal and wipe away dirt
and ear wax.