Simple tips for avoiding dog ear infection

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Since I have always been fond of dogs and puppies, I like to learn as much as possible about taking care of these cute animals so that whenever I meet someone who has dogs I can give them valuable advice. One of the most common problems faced by my two Chihuahuas is that they used to get ear infections all the time. So, one day I decided to do some research and I found a lot of information about dealing with dog ear infection and read about methods used to avoid this problem in future. Recently, a friend of mine, Rebecca, called me up and asked for some advice on treating dog ear infection. She has a teacup Pomeranian, one of the most adorable and playful toy dog breed you can ever find. They are loyal, friendly, full of energy, and love to play all the time. If you are someone who cannot spend a lot of time with your dog, don’t go for a teacup Pomeranian. Coming back to the point, I told Rebecca that every dog breed was unique and with Pomeranians you need to take certain steps to ensure that they do not get dog ear infections. I have highlighted some of the instructions I gave her in this article so that anyone who has a teacup Pomeranian can benefit from my knowledge in this area.


Limit the number of baths: One of the most common mistakes that people make is giving a bath to their teacup Pomeranian way too often. Remember, these cute little puppies have a very thick fur coat which takes a long time to dry out. Moisture in areas around the ears causes dog ear infections. If your puppy gets dirty often, try not to wash his face and ears when bathing him so that you can avoid an infection.


Plug ears before bath: A safe way to give your Teacup Pomeranian a bath is by using cotton balls to plug its ears. This restricts water from getting into the ear canal.


Clean ears regularly: You can avoid dog ear infections by making sure that you clean their ears regularly. However, you should never use a Q tip to clean your Teacup Pomeranian’s ear. Use a mild cleaning solution and a cotton ball to gently swipe the insides of the dog’s ear. Never use an alcohol based or a strong cleaning solution as it can irritate the ear canal.


Go to the vet: If your dog develops an ear infection, do not wait for it to heal on its own; take him to the vet immediately. Untreated dog ear infection can get out of hand and immediate medical care is your best bet in such a situation. Your dog might need antibiotics or antifungal medicine to cure an underlying condition that is causing the ear infection. If the infection was caused because of an allergy, you will have to give him antihistamine and possibly change his diet to counteract the effects of the allergy.


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