Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Swimmers Ear

Swimmers Ears

Summer time is the perfect time for water fun.

Even though lots of dogs swim the doggie paddle water still gets in their ears.
The shape of the ear canal can trap water and your dog can get an ear infection.
After swimming gently towel your dog’s head encouraging him to shake.
Then dry with cotton balls or a cloth as much of the inside of the ear as you can without going to
deep into the ear canal.
Drop ears need extra attention because they trap water and its harder to keep ears dry.
A mixture of 50% water and 50% white vinegar can be used to swab out the ear after swimming.
This mixture does have an anti-bacterial property; the acidity makes it hard for bacteria to grow.
Use the water and vinegar solution as a preventive. If the ear is already infected it will be red, sore 
to touch,and usually have a dark discharge. You will need to seek Veterinarian’s help,

antibiotic and or antifungal ointments will need to be administered.

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