Just like walks, grooming and deworming, ear cleaning is a routine that should not be skipped for any reason. The Australian Cobberdog has droopy ears and long hair, two characteristics that do not favour proper ear ventilation. These conditions can cause changes in our dog's ears, causing infections and otitis, very uncomfortable conditions for our puppy that can cause pain and become chronic if we do not take the necessary precautions to avoid them.
Canine otitis is the inflammation of the ear and can manifest itself externally, with swelling in the ear canal, or internally, by affecting the eardrum area. The causes are varied, as it can be produced by foreign bodies introduced into the ear of our pet, by parasites lodged in the ear, allergies, infections or bacteria. Moreover, external factors such as humidity and high temperatures favour the onset of this condition. If your dog has otitis, you must go to the vet.
To prevent otitis, the most important thing is to periodically clean your puppy’s ears. Do this no more than every 7-10 days as it could irritate the dog’s ear, and no longer as this could cause otitis. Although it can be irritating for your dog, ear hygiene is completely painless, and as your dog gets used to the routine, it will accept the treatment better.
Ear cleaning requires an ear cleaning solution and gauze: