Ear Cleaning

Unlike humans, dogs and cats have a sharp curve in their ear canals. This L-shaped curve can make it difficult for air to pass through and dry up any moisture that bacteria and yeast need to thrive.

Cats have delicate ears that can be easily damaged. That’s why it is important to ask your veterinarian for his or her recommendations on your cat’s ear care before you attempt a cleaning.

One of the most common ear problems in pets

If your pet suffers from allergies, don’t be surprised if he or she develops a condition called Otitis Externa. This common condition affects dogs and cats all across Australia and can be a pain for both them and you.
Allergies can cause a pet’s outer ear to become red and swollen. When that happens, bacteria and yeast are able to grow inside the ear and cause infection. This condition is called Otitis Externa.

Don’t ignore the signs

Talk to us if you notice the below:

  • Scratching ears often
  • Shaking head frequently
  • Discharge from the ears, which may have a foul odour
  • Rubbing the head or ears on furniture or the floor
  • Red, swollen or painful ears

Regular Maintenance

Help keep your pets ears healthy by practicing good ear hygiene. That means regularly cleaning and drying the ears to help minimise the risk of infection.
Always:

  1. Clean your pets ears according to your veterinarian’s recommendations to help precent infection
  2. Dry the ears after washing to stop bacteria and yeast from thriving
  3. Follow your veterinarian’s advice about what products and care your pets needs