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    Cleaning ears

    Just wondering how often everyone cleans their frenchies ears? I find myself cleaning Diva's ears less than my two English Bulldog's ears because theirs seems to get gunky and nasty pretty quick compared to Diva's. I probably clean Diva's ears every 3 or 4 weeks and my two EBs every 1 or 2 weeks. Even though I clean Diva's ears less, hers are always the cleanest!
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    Re: Cleaning ears

    Agreed.... Cheli's ears are cleaner and easier to clean. But, I believe it has to do with the inner ear being open to the air and not rosed or floppy.

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    [QUOTE=2bullymama; I believe it has to do with the inner ear being open to the air and not rosed or floppy.[/QUOTE]

    I agree!

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    Re: Cleaning ears

    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Agreed.... Cheli's ears are cleaner and easier to clean. But, I believe it has to do with the inner ear being open to the air and not rosed or floppy.
    I agree. Those precious bat ears are gunk resistant.

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    Re: Cleaning ears

    Air is such a good thing! Two if my bulldogs have floppy ears and they get so yucky!


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    Re: Cleaning ears

    I only clean Stellas when she gets a bath. Probably once a month. Even then it's just a quick wipe with a cotton ball. Hers are much cleaner compared to my EB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    Air is such a good thing! Two if my bulldogs have floppy ears and they get so yucky!


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    This is an afterthought ..... interestingly, the only one of my bullies who does not get gunky nasty ears is Daddy .. who has ears that would make Dumbo the Elephant be jealous!!! Big flappy things!!!

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    I clean Mr. Chester ears once a week. When he plays a lot in the park then my job goes up two times a week.

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    Re: Cleaning ears

    My eb,s are always getting a cleaning, where Junie are hardly ever dirty ! 1 up for the frenchie

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    Re: Cleaning ears

    Bernie gets his cleaned once every 1-2 weeks with a wet cotton ball. Every fortnight I'll also pop a little Thornit's Canker Powder into each ear to keep any infections or nasties at bay.

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    Re: Cleaning ears

    During Mo's tail pocket infection treatments there were a suspicion that there might be some yeast related general infection caused by the continuous infection in the tail region.
    Moses started rub his ears and while at vet, the vet said that Moses has slightly narrower ear channel in his right ear, which he was rubbing more. There were no yeast found, but a lot of wax accumulation.
    I got good advices for ear cleaning and how to maintain them clean.

    Every couple of weeks, or when needed, Mo's ears are cleaned with moist cotton ball and then dried with a dry one.
    Approximately once a month or so we also rinse the ears with a special product. Dog's ear channel turns into a long L-shape tunnel and the rinse will clean the channel that otherwise could not be cleaned.

    1. Selecting the ear rinse product
    When selecting an appropriate product, there are basically couple of points to consider. If the dog is rubbing his ears actively and there is a suspicion that there might be an infection (which obviously needs a vet visit in any case), it is important to select a product that does not harm the hearing even if the eardrum has been damaged.
    Note that there are products available that cannot be used if the ear-drum has been damaged.
    Sometimes, like in Mo's case, there were so much wax that the vet could not see the ear-drum.
    I always use the product that is safe to use no matter what.

    2. Preparing the product
    After selecting the rinse, warm the bottle and pour few drops on back of your hand to test the temperature. It should feel slightly warmer than your hand, but not hot!
    I normally do this by heating water in a pot and then placing the bottle there for few minutes.
    By pre-warming, it will make the cleaning procedure much more comfortable to your dog. Think about pouring cold water in to your ear...

    3. Applying the rinse
    Squeeze the product in to the ear and hold your dog's head still. There isn't an exact amount how much to pour. You will see when the ear gets "fuller" then there is enough.
    Rub around the ear for as long as possible, even 10-20 mins. This allows the rinse to work with the wax.
    Let your dog go and he will shake his head to get the stuff out.
    Finish by wiping with a dry cotton ball.

    Repeat with another ear.

    Now you are done and your dog's ears are completely clean
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    Re: Cleaning ears

    For example: Here is couple of products that I'm using to clean Mo's ears.

    Anivox - the brown bottle, this stuff is more watery and good for general cleaning. This product should not be used if ear-drum has damages.
    Cerumaural - the white bottle, this stuff is more greasy and works well if there is more sticky and solid wax in the ear channel. Safe to use even if there are damages in the ear-drum.

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