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Steps to Cleaning Your Dog’s Ears

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Among the several factors that causes dogs ear problems are; ear design that is some dogs have short ear, some have long pendulous ear, while others have thick hair in their ear. Second is the humid climate that encourages the growth of parasites, bacterial and yeasts. Next factor is the long exposure to other infected pets and lastly the dogs that can swim are prone to ear infections.

To keep your dog free form ear infections you need put your minimum effort that will surely avoid major ear problems.

1. Follow the instructions as recommended by your vets. If you get the slightest hint of bad odor then do ear cleaning with warm water, mineral oil, hydrogen peroxide, or a combination of equal parts of vinegar and rubbing alcohol but make sure that your dog does not have open sores that will have a burning sensation.

2. You are also recommended to apply pet ear care product that cleans and dry up excess moisture in the ear canal after bathing or swimming. Pet ear care product containing Tea Tree Oil will keep the ear canal of your dog dry and problem free.

3. There are also pet ear cares products available for routine ear cleaning that will dissolve wax, remove foreign debris and dry the ear canal. Even home dog care treatments are also available that can kill ear mites and ear ticks.

4. Even though your dog’s eardrum is better protected than a human beings, but the process of cleaning should be done with precise care especially when you are inserting cotton-tipped swabs into the ear canal. There is the possibility of the dirt and other foreign matter to get pushed deeper and even losing the cotton tip in the ear canal if not handled properly. Use a long cotton-tipped swab since a dog’s ear canal is much deeper than ours.

5.Using the same cotton ball or unclean tip of ear cleaning solution in another dog’s ears or even in a dog’s other ear will surely spread disease. Therefore always remember to use a new cotton ball or wipe clean any applicator tips.

6. Another method of cleaning involves filling the ear canal with a pet ear cleaning solution followed by gentle massage of the outer ear. After a few minutes the dog is allowed to shake his head to help clear the ear canal.

7. Removal of excess hair by trimming the hair.

Ways To Take Care Of Your Dog

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

In the past twenty years or so, pet lovers are finding newer ways to pamper their animal friends. As a result, many interesting developments have taken place in relation to pet care, so that your pet enjoys the best. Although you may not find a suitable option for your pet, it is worth taking a look at some of these interesting developments in the area of pet care services.

Your dog may enjoy going to a day care center especially meant for dogs. Pet owners also lead a full life just like the rest of us. Due to extremely demanding lifestyles, spending time to care for pets is a luxury many pet owners cannot afford. Pet owners hate the thought of leaving an unaided pet in the house everyday.

Typically, a doggie care center functions just like a children’s day care center. Payment for pet care service depends on the number of days, grooming and care that the owner wishes to arrange for his or her pet. With a growing demand for dog day care centers in the cities, a number of them have come up recently.

A noteworthy trend is the increase in dog-friendly hotels. Many people are taking along their pets while traveling. Taking along your pet on holidays or even business trips is a common trend nowadays. Traveling with pets on business trips is no longer a hassle because some hotels now make special arrangements for accommodation of such guests.

Today, with pet spas, pet care has reached new heights. When it comes to animal care and grooming, your pet will find nothing comparable to spending time at the pet spa. From the best grooming to the tastiest food, a pet spa is like finding heaven on earth for your pet. A hefty price tag can be expected if you want your dog to spend some time at the spa. You need to make sure that your dog will enjoy the spa treatments you are planning for him before you actually pay out the cash.

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