Smell the dogs’ ears
In order to find out your dog needs an ear cleaning, you need to smell his ears. Usually dogs with ear infections have smelly ears. Remember that you may even smell your dog if the dog is present in same room in case his ears are messy or infected.
Look out for gunk in the dogs’ ears
Your dogs’ ears should be pink and with few or no greasy particles. In case they have a lot of waste and greasy deposit in their ears, you need to clean it by an ear cleaner with alcohol base. You can also add white vinegar with warm water in a 1:1 to clean the dogs’ ears. However, avoid this if your dog has sores in his ears.
Clean when the dog is calm
You should clean your canine’s ear canals when he is calm or relaxed. The cleaning process usually does not hurt but it may irritate the dogs which has sores in their ears.
Use a dropper
You can put the ear cleaning solution in a dropper and then pour it into your dogs’ ears. Remember that it should go in the ear canal and you need to hold your dog firmly.
Use cotton ball
In order to wipe out the gunk or the gooey waste inside the dogs’ ears, you can use a cotton ball or pad. You can clean the outer portion of ear canal as well with the cotton ball.