8 Foolproof Steps To Prevent Ear Infections In Dogs

Ear infections are messy, stinky, frustrating, and worst of all, uncomfortable for your dog. Several factors contribute to the development of yeast or bacterial ear infections including allergies and excess hair or moisture in the ear. The following 8 steps can help you get ahead of the causes and prevent this itchy, painful and all-too-common problem from affecting your pup. 1. Know your dog’s risk. While any dog can develop ear infections, several breeds are especially prone to them. Cocker … Read more

Signs Your Dog May Have An Ear Infection And How To Help

Do you suspect your dog has an ear infection? What are the signs you should look for? What should you do if you suspect that your dog has an ear infection? Are there ways you can prevent your dog from getting ear infections in the future? Unfortunately, ear infections are common in dogs, and some breeds of dogs are more prone to ear infections than others. Dog breeds with long, droopy ears like Beagles, Poodles, and Cocker Spaniels are at … Read more

Does Your Dog Have Constant Ear Infections? This Powerhouse Nutrient Can Help

Have you ever spent a sleepless night listening to your dog shaking his head and scratching his ears because he’s suffering from yet another ear infection? Surely there must be something you can do to help prevent your dog’s recurring ear infections, right? Luckily, there are some things you can do to help your dog, such as cleaning his ears out regularly with a cleaner or wipe designed specifically for dogs and putting cotton in his ears before baths or … Read more

Ask A Groomer: Why Does My Dog’s Face Stink?

Have you ever noticed a foul odor coming from some part of your dog’s face and wondered what was causing the smell? There are several things you should be doing with your dog regularly to keep your dog’s head and face in top condition to prevent potentially serious health problems.     Wiping under your dog’s eyes daily with a warm, wet washcloth or an unscented baby wipe will help prevent their tears from turning into either slimy boogers or … Read more

20+ Dog Breeds That Are Predisposed To Ear Infections

According to claims submitted to Trupanion Pet Insurance, the average cost to treat a canine ear infection is $193.61 and is second only to itchy skin in number of claims per year. When dealing with such a common and expensive problem, it is helpful to know if your dog’s breed is among the many with a predisposition for ear infections so that you can help prevent them. RELATED: How often should I be cleaning my dog’s ears? Ear infections are … Read more

How Often Should You Clean Your Dog’s Ears?

Ear infections are the second most common reason dogs visit the vet, so tending to your pup’s aural health should definitely be a priority. But how often is best when it comes to cleaning your dog’s ears at home? Under-cleaning can allow infection causing yeast and bacteria to build up, while over-cleaning can strip away healthy wax and lead to irritation. A photo posted by Dougie (@dougie_dalmatian) on Jan 21, 2017 at 2:23am PST A healthy amount of wax in … Read more

The 3 Most Common Causes For Ear Infections In Dogs

Have you ever wondered why some dogs seem to be prone to ear infections? To understand why, first we should look at the typical causes. According to Dog Breeds 101 and Pet MD, these are common triggers for ear infections and the breeds most likely to be affected.  The most common causes of ear infections include water getting trapped in the ear canal, ear mites, and allergies. When water gets trapped in the ear canal, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, or … Read more